Olympic Athlete Bajrang Punia, whose CV had one silver and two bronze, earned another bronze at World Wrestling Championships 2022 in the men’s 65 Kg category on Sunday, September 18. Bajrang showed courage and determination against Sebastian Rivera from Puerto Rico, despite sustaining a head injury in his pre-quarterfinal match.
Bajrang Punia Won His Fourth World Stage Bronze
Punia, 28 years old, in the last couple of minutes of the match, was trailing behind with an 8-9 score. Then, in the final twenty seconds, the athlete took two points in a takedown and turned the tables with a 10-9 score heading. Thus, Bajrang Punia won his fourth medal, Bronze, at the World Championships following silver in 2018, and two bronze medals in 2013 and 2019. Take a look at Mostbet online.
“Earlier, he won his repechage round against the under-23 world championships silver medallist Vazgen Tevanyan 7-6 after being 4-1 down at the end of the first period. On Saturday, Bajrang, who won the CWG gold in the 2018 and 2022 editions, began with a 5-4 win over Cuba`s two-time world bronze medallist Alejandro Valdes. Though Punia progressed to the next round, he suffered an injury and had to fight the next round with a bandage on his head,” mentioned zee news.
Then our elite Indian wrestler gets defeated by John Diakomihalis, former American Wrestling Champ, the USA in the quarter-finals. But he made it to the finals after taking down Diakomihalis in a repechage match. “At the world championships 2022, India had fielded a strong 30-member contingent that involved competitions for men’s and women’s freestyle along with Greco-Roman wrestling. India sent 10 wrestlers for each of the three categories.”
“While three-time Commonwealth Games champion Vinesh Phogat won a bronze medal in women’s 53kg, Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Ravi Kumar Dahiya failed to clinch a medal in the men’s 57kg category. India also returned with two medals at the last edition of the world championships, which were held after the Tokyo Olympics. Anshu Malik won silver in women’s 57kg while Sarita Mor won bronze in 59kg.”