Mohit Grewal won a bronze medal in 125 kg wrestling at Birmingham.

Last update: August 06, 2022, 00:29 AM IST

India’s Mohit Grewal defeated Jamaica’s Aaron Johnson to win the bronze medal in the 125 kg wrestling event.

Grewal ensured a medal for the nation with a win in the bronze medal match.

Indian wrestler Mohit Grewal opened his campaign in Birmingham when he defeated Alexios Kouslades of Cyprus in the quarter-finals of the 125kg wrestling event in Birmingham on Friday.

The 22-year-old wrestler hailing from Haryana’s famous Bhiwani district, known for producing top-class wrestlers for the country, picked up his opening win against Kaouslidis in the CWG 2022.

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Grewal had a technical edge to defeat the Cypriot in a fixture in which he managed to score 10 points and concede just a solitary point to book his place in the later rounds.

In the semi-finals of the event, Grewal faced an Indian-born Canadian wrestler in the form of Amvir Dhesi.

Grewal got off to a good start as he claimed the first points of the semi-final event. But his fortunes changed when Dhesi came into his own and registered a number of points to run away with the lead, before Grewal succumbed to a sprained ankle.

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