logo
 
India's star wrestler Bajrang Punia has won a gold medal in 65 kilogram freestyle in Bulgaria. The tournament, Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov was held in Ruse. 

Punia dedicated the victory to Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, from whom Punia said he got inspiration. In a tweet, Puni expressed the desire to one day meet Wing Commander Abhinandan and shake hands with him.

Punia, a World Championship silver medallist, overpowered Jordan Oliver of USA 12-3 in the final yesterday. He also secured the maximum ranking points from the tournament. 

This was Punia's 10th medal in as many international tournaments since the 2017 World Championships in Paris.
 
Earlier, Pooja Dhanda claimed gold in women's 59 kg while Sarita Mor won a silver in the same weight category. Sakshi Malik won silver in 65 kg women's freestyle. In the men's freestyle events, Sandeep Tomar claimed silver in 61kg.

On the last day of the tournament, Vinesh Phogat lost 9-2 to China's Pang Qianyu in 53-kg final. Phogat had entered the finals after beating World Championships silver medallist Sarah Hildebrandt in the semifinals.




No Comments For This Post, Be first to write a Comment.
Leave a Comment
Name:
Email:
Comment:
Enter the code shown:


Can't read the image? click here to refresh

Todays Epaper

Which men's cricket team will reach in the semifinal of ICC World Cup 2019?

Australia
India
England