PWL: Haryana Hammers overpower Delhi Sultans with ease

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NEW DELHI: Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sun Yanan of China steered last years finalists Haryana Hammers to a comfortable 5-2 victory over Delhi Sultans in a Pro Wrestling League (PWL) contest on Friday.
Yanan, taking on Maroi Mezien of Tunisia, was at her dominating best as she sealed the contest 11-2 even before the last bout was fought. This is Haryana’s second consecutive win of the season.

In the 125 kg category, Sumit clinched a hard-fought 4-2 win in the last bout of the day over fellow Indian Hitender to make it 5-2 in the favour of the Hammers.

With the scores level at 2-2, Khetik Tsavalov of Russia sent Haryana ahead with a convincing 10-0 victory over young Indian wrestler Vinod Omprakash in the 74 kg category.

Vinod, who replaced an injured Sushil Kumar in the line-up, could not mount a serious challenge to his much fancied rival and went down meekly.

Earlier in the day, Delhi blocked Rio Olympics gold medallist Vladimir Khinchegashvili after winning the toss while Haryana used their card to keep out Egypt’s Samar Amer Ibrahim.

World champion Haji Aliev of Azerbaijan put Delhi on the front-foot straightaway, beating India’s Harphool 11-4 in the 65 kg division.

Harphool got off a brilliant start, opening up a healthy 4-2 lead straight-away. But Haji, a bronze medallist at the Rio Olympics, bounced back to finish the opening period with a 6-2 lead.



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