Krishankant Yadav had a great opportunity to finish third on the podium but he went down to Iran's Saeid Abdvali 0-3 in the bronze medal play-off round in men's 71kg Greco-Roman wrestling.

The Iranian was by far the more dominant of the two as he grabbed three quick points to lead 3-0 after the first half.

In the second half, he earned three more points to leave the Indian with no chance of making a comeback. At the end of the match, the grappler from Iran made it 6-0 to clinch the bronze medal.

Earlier, two more Indians in the fray - Ravinder Singh and Harpreet Singh - lost their respective quarterfinal bouts
to crash out of the tournament.

While Ravinder was defeated by Kazakhstan's Almat Kebispayev 0-3 in a 'decision by points' verdict in the the 59kg category, Harpreet lost 1-3 to Uzbekistan's Saldadze Besiki in 80kg division.

Even Yadav had lost his quarterfinal bout after going down to Jung Ji-Hyun of Korea 4-0 (Great Superiority), but he got lucky to make it to the bronze medal round as his opponent reached the final.

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