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Sport – Wrestler Ramesh Kumar gives India first world medal in 42 years

CHENNAI (Reuters) – Ramesh Kumar has won India’s first world championship men’s wrestling medal in 42 years.
Kumar bagged a bronze in the 74kg freestyle category in Denmark to become the first Indian male world medallist since Vishambhar Singh’s silver in 1967, the Wrestling Federation of India said in a statement on Thursday.

Kumar defeated Alexandr Burca of Moldova in the repechage round to secure bronze.

(Reporting by Sanjay Rajan; Editing by Editing by Ed Osmond. To query or comment on this story email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com)

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September 25, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

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