B.C. wrestler loses in final at the World Junior Wrestling Championships

Published: August 10, 2014

Burnaby’s Amar Dhesi made it all the way to the World Junior Wrestling Championship in Croatia. He lost in the final round. PNG File photo.

PATRICK JOHNSTON
VANCOUVER DESI

Amar Dhesi, a 2013 Province Sports Head of the Class honouree, has turned heads on the global wrestling stage this week.

The Burnaby Central graduate made it all the way to the final of the 120 kg class at the World Junior Wrestling Championships in Zagreb, Croatia.

Dhesi lost to defending champion Geno Petriashvili of Georgia in the final, but showed very well in defeating Seong Su Kim of South Korea in his opening match, Yunus Emre Dede of Turkey in the quarters and American wrestler Adam Coon in the semi final.

Dhesi now wrestles for Oregon State.

 


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