Junior Wrestling Worlds: Silver for Ravinder; Yash, Patil, Anirudh grab bronze; Biapasha into final

Ravinder won silver after being defeated by his Iranian opponent Rahman Mousa Amouzadkhalili in the final of the 61kg division at the junior world wrestling championship at Ufa, Russia on Monday.

Meanwhile, Bipasha emerged a finalist in the women's 76kg to keep India's gold medal hopes alive. Via the repechage route, Yash (74kg), Pruthvi Babasehb Patil (92kg) and Anirudh (125kg) grabbed bronze medals as India finished their men's free style campaign with six medals.

Gourav Baliyan (79kg) and Deepak (97kg) had won bronze on Tuesday.

Ravinder -- up against a strong Amouzadkhalili, who had won the Yasar Dogu senior event in June this year -- could not make his moves as he was kept on the defensive in the 61kg title clash. The Iranian kept Ravinder tangled in head and body locks to win comfortably 9-3.

In the 74kg play-off, Yash first scored a confident 9-2 win over Armen Musikyan from Armenia and then pulled off a 12-6 win over Kyrgyzstan's Stambul Zhanybek Uulu after trailing 2-5. The Indian changed the bout in the last 90 seconds with a couple of quick moves.

Patil took bronze in 92kg after edging past Russia's Ivan Kirillov 2-1 in the play-off. Patil was trailing on criteria after both wrestlers scored points on each other's passivity but the Russian was imposed a point penalty for foul play, and that proved decisive.

Anirudh (125kg) also added a bronze to India's tally with an impressive 7-2 win over Aydin Ahmadov from Azebaijan.

In the women's competition, Bipasha was slow off the blocks but got better with each match. She managed a 6-3 win over Kazakhstan's Dilnaz Mulkinova and then comfortably beat Mongolia's Odbag Ulziibat 9-4.

Meanwhile, Simran moved into the women's 50kg semifinals with two dominant wins but lost the last-four stage match by technical superiority to formidable American Emily King Shilson. She will not fight for bronze.

Showing much promise for future, Simran first beat Romania's Georgiana Lavinia Antuca by technical superiority without conceding a point and then pulled off a victory by 'fall' in the high-scoring quarterfinal against Gultakin Shirinova of Azerbaijan.