Pakistan’s Inam wins silver in Commonwealth Wrestling C’ship

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan’s ace wrestler Muhammad Inam has bagged silver medal in Commonwealth Wrestling Championship after finishing second in his weight group at the completion of his matches in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Inam, who went down fighting 3-6 against India’s Somweer Singh in his first bout, settled the score by beating Ajrudeen Airudeen of India 6-0 to finish second in the group.

Meanwhile, Pakistan also secured four bronze medals in different weight categories. Muhammad Bilal got the bronze in 57kg weight category, after downing Canada’s Darthe Capellan with score of 9-4 to secure the medal.

In 70kg weight category, Ghulam Ghous bagged a bronze medal after winning two out of four bouts, and finishing third in the group. He defeated South Africa’s Rudi Fouche and Britain’s Charlie James Bowling but went down against India’s Amit Kumar and Arun Kumar.

In the 86kg weight category, Pakistan’s Umair Ahmed overpowered South Africa’s Hein Jackobus 11-0 in bronze medal bout.

Pakistan’s fourth bronze medal came in 97kg weight category, won by Tayyab Raza. Tayyab defeated Samuel Stephen Belkin of New Zealand 10-0 to secure the medal for his country.

Earlier, Pakistan also won six bronze medals in Greco-Roman category.