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Proud Moment! Wrestling Star Bajrang Punia becomes 1st Indian to win 4 medals at World Wrestling Championships

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Indian ace wrestler, Bajrang Punia became the 1st and only Indian to win four medals at the World Wrestling Championships as he bagged a bronze medal in the current edition on Sunday in Belgrade. 

 

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Bajrang, a bronze medalist at last year’s Tokyo Olympics, beat Puerto Rico’s Sebastian Rivera by 11-9 in the 65kg category bronze medal match. 

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Bajrang, who lost to John Michael Diakomihalis of the USA in the quarterfinals, qualified for the bronze medal match in the repechage where he outsmarted Vazgen Tevanyan of Armenia 7-6 on points.

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It is Bajrang’s third bronze in the world. This famous Indian wrestler had earlier won bronze in 2013, silver in 2018, and bronze in 2019.

India fielded a 30-member squad for the World Wrestling Championships 2022 but was able to secure just two medals. Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Ravi Kumar Dahiya crashed early and failed to secure a podium finish.

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Apart from Bajrang, Vinesh Phogat also clinched her second World Championship bronze medal in the women’s 53kg category. Vinesh defeated Sweden’s Emma Malmgren by 8-0 to win bronze.


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Nidhi Singh
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