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Indians win three medals in Deaflympics

Indian grappler Virender Singh clinched the gold in 74kg freestyle event as he beat Chakvetadze S (Georgia) by 18-9 points in the final bout.

Reported by: PTI, New Delhi [ Published on: July 26, 2017 23:51 IST ]
Image Source : TWITTER Virender Singh with the medal

Indian wrestlers won a gold and two bronze medals in the ongoing 23rd Summer Deaflympics at Samsun in Turkey. Virender Singh clinched the gold in 74kg freestyle event as he beat Chakvetadze S (Georgia) by 18-9 points in the final bout. 

Ajay Kumar beat Babayan A (Armenia) by 10-0 points in 65kg freestyle to earn a bronze medal. 

Sumit Dahiya bagged the other bronze by beating Ghamar Pour (Ireland) by 10-0 points in 97kg freestyle. 

Lauding the performance of these sportspersons, 2010 Delhi Commonwealth discus throw gold winner Krishna Poonia said that the government should support them. 

"The government should support these deaf athletes. They should be looked after properly. They also brought laurels to the country. They should be given facilities and incentives on par with the para athletes," Poonia said.

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