Junior wrestler of India Veer Dev Gulia and Manju Kumari won bronze medal in Junior World Wrestling Championship in Tampere, Finland. In the men’s 74kg freestyle, Gulia finished third after getting the better of Yamasaki Yajuro of Japan 8-5 in the opening day of the Championship.
Manju Kumari, on the other hand, got the better of Ilona Prokopevniuk with a 2-0 victory of Ukraine in the Championship. Manju, competing in 59kg, started her campaign off with a dominating 5-1 victory over Bulgaria’s Aleksandrina Nikolaeva Kashinova in the 1/8 stage but was outclassed 0-10 by Japan’s Yuzuru Kumano in her quarterfinal bout. However, with the Japanese girl advancing to the final, Manju got another life in the form of repechage and she did not waste the opportunity. In her repechage bout, Manju got the better of Tianna Grace Kennett of Canada 4-0 to storm into the bronze-medal play-offs.