Congratulating Ravi Kumar on winning silver medal Mr. Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, President Wrestling Federation of India and Member Parliament (Lok Sabha) said “I would like to congratulate Ravi Kumar on his well-deserved win. All the hard work and efforts put in prior the tournament helped
Ravi perform his best in the
Junior World Championship and bring laurels to the country”.
“The entire nation is proud of
and I wish him all the very best for his all future endeavors” added Mr.
On winning silver medal in the Junior World Championship, Ravi Kumar said “It feels good to win a silver medal at the end, but that was not the goal of this tournament for me- the goal was to come out with a gold medal. I am happy to win silver medal, but overall I am a little disappointed to lose the finals. But this is not the end, I just need to fine tune everything – more contact on my feet, pushing and pulling at my pace”.
Asian Junior Championship 2015 Gold medalist Ravi Kumar opened his tournament on a winning note, defeating Stevan Micic (USA) in a tough contest with a margin of 12-8.
was trailing 2-8 against Micic at the break made a brilliant comeback and
rallied with 10 second-period points to take the match. Following this win, Ravi qualified for the quarters. In the quarterfinal, he
overcame Canadian Samuel Jagas 9-5 and qualified for the semifinals.
In the semifinal round, 2013 Asian Cadet Championship silver medalist
Ravi who was trailing 0-8 at the
break, again made an excellent comeback routing Mongolian Zanabazar Zandanbud
9-8 and made it to the final.
Unfortunately, in the final, he lost bout to
Mahir Amiraslanov 0-10 points and missed out on the gold in 55 kg of free
style. He had to be content with a silver medal.
The silver medalist Ravi Kumar will arrive at
New Delhi on 19 August
2015 at 0710hrs.