Jitender Kumar was the silver lining for India on the final day of competition at the Senior Asian Wrestling Championships amidst below-par display from some of the big names in the fray on Sunday.
India managed to add a lone silver and just two more bronze to its tally. The performances itself, however, left a lot to be desired from all the five Indians in action on the day. The only Indian to reach the final, Jitender failed to find a way past reigning champion Daniyar Kaisanov of Kazakhstan, losing 1-3 in the 74kg to salvage some pride after World Championships silver-medalist Deepak Punia (86kg) and World and Asian Championships bronze-medalist Rahul Aware (61kg) disappointed on the mat.
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Having won his qualifying round easily, Jitender managed to edge past Iranian Mostafa Mohabbali Hosseinkhani on criteria after being tied 2-2 on points in…