Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia wins bronze, That’s medal no. 6 for India in Tokyo. What a bout Superstar wrestler Bajrang Punia on Saturday became the sixth athlete to clinch a medal for India after he won the men’s 65kg bronze medal match against Daulet Niyazbekov of Kazakhstan in the repechage round at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Former Asian Games gold medallist Bajrang dominated the bout from start to finish, which ended in an 8-0 scoreline in favour of the Indian 27-year-old. Bajrang won by technical superiority. Bajrang Punia had lost the World Championships semi-final to 8-time national champion Niyazbekov in 2019 but when the two wrestlers met earlier this year, Bajrang had hammered the Kazakhstan wrestler 9-0 in Ali Aliyev.
But Bajrang’s knee injury happened in the very next bout. Bajrang has been struggling with that issue at the Tokyo Olympics.