Bajrang Punia becomes 1st Indian to win 4 medals at World Wrestling Championships, claims bronze in Belgrade | More sports News – Times of India

BELGRADE (Serbia): Ace grappler Bajrang Punia grew to become the one Indian to say 4 medals on the World Wrestling Championships by clinching a bronze within the present version on Sunday.
Bajrang, who gained a bronze in final 12 months’s Tokyo Olympics, eked out a detailed 11-9 win on factors over Sebastian C Rivera of Puerto Rico in one of many the bronze medal bouts.
Bajrang, who misplaced to John Michael Diakomihalis of USA within the quarterfinals, certified for the bronze medal contest by means of repechage spherical the place he defeated Vazgen Tevanyan of Armenia 7-6 by factors.

It’s Bajrang’s third bronze on the worlds. The celebrated Indian wrestler had earlier gained a bronze in 2013, silver in 2018 and bronze in 2019.
India had fielded a 30-member crew for the continuing World Championships however produced a below-par efficiency, securing simply two medals.
Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Ravi Kumar Dahiya had crashed out early and did not safe a podium end.
Apart from Bajrang, Vinesh Phogat gained her second World Championship bronze medal within the girls’s 53kg class.
Vinesh had defeated Emma Malmgren of Sweden 8-0 to say the bronze right here.

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