Olympic bronze medallist Bajrang Punia lost in the quarterfinals of the Wrestling World Championships on Saturday. As a result, he is out of gold medal contention. On the other hand, Sagar Jaglan will eye to clinch a bronze medal in the 74kg category of the event.

Bajrang, a two-time Commonwealth Games champion lost to USA's 23-year-old Yianni Diakomihalis in the 65kg quarterfinal bout. He suffered the defeat by 10-0 due to technical


The 28-year-old Indian has three World Championship medals to his name. He won a silver medal at the 2018 edition of the tournament in Budapest. He bagged bronze medals in the years 2013 and 2019, respectively.

In order to participate in the bronze medal match, Punia will now hope that Diakomihalis reaches final to get a shot via the repechage.

Earlier, Bajrang had defeated Cuba's Alejandro Enrique Valdes Tobier on points (5-4) in the pre-quarterfinals.
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