India's Rahul Balasaheb Aware won a bronze medal in the 55kg freestyle category at the 2011 senior Asian wrestling championships in Tashkent. Rahul defeated Uzbekistan's Nasibullo Qurbanov 3-1 and then prevailed over Firas Alalli Alrifaikmaled of Syria 5-0 in the repechage rounds on Thursday, to open India's tally with a bronze.

The gold in this category was won by Kyong Il Yang of North Korea while the silver went to Japan's Yasuhiro Inaba. — PTI

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