India ended their campaign at the World Wrestling Championship without a single medal added to its tally after Bajrang Punia bowed out in his repechage bout on Saturday. The other Indian wrestlers in Praveen Rana and Satyawart Kadian lost their round of 16 contests to crash out of the tournament.
India's dismal run at the World Wrestling Championship continued on the final day as well with Bajrang Punia, who had recently been crowned at the Asian Championships, blew away the Indian fan's hopes not once but twice.
Punia, however, failed to
Rana was blanked 0-5 by Jabrayil Hasanov of Azerbaijan while Kadian suffered a similar scoreline defeat at the hands of Armenia's Georgii Ketoyev. The only Indian grappler to bow out in the qualification round was Amith Dhankar (70kg) who was handed a 2-9 defeat by Kazakhstan's Akzhurek Tanatarov.
India had sent a 24-wrestler contingent to the World Competition but none of the grapplers made it past the pre-quarterfinals stages and India ended its campaign medal-less.