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Bajrang Punia wins a Bronze Medal in 65kg Category; India’s Second Medal in Wrestling

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Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia wins the Bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Punia defeated Kazakhstan’s Daulet Niyazbekov in the men’s freestyle 65kg wrestling at the Olympic Games. 

Bajrang Punia won the 6th medal for India at the 2020 Olympics. Punia’s bronze was the 4th bronze medal for India in Tokyo Olympics. Earlier, PV Sindhu, the Indian Hocket Team, and Lovlina Boroghain also secured bronze medals for India. With this medal, India leveled their medal tally with the 2012 London Olympics in which the Indian contingent bagged 6 medals. 

Bajrang Punia won the wrestling event against Daulet Niyazbekov by 8-0. After the victory, Punia’s father said that this medal victory is as big as a gold medal for him. “He fulfilled my dream. This is a gold medal for me. He told me that he will not come back empty-handed,” said Punia’s father. 

Social media got flooded with congratulatory messages and wishes for the Indian wrestler on winning the medal. 

Bajrang Punia at Tokyo Olympics
Bajrang Punia at Tokyo Olympics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Punia and wrote, “Delightful news from #Tokyo2020! Spectacularly fought Bajrang Punia. Congratulations to you for your accomplishment, which makes every Indian proud and happy.”

Anurag Thakur, the union sports minister wrote, “BRONZE for BAJRANG!!! YOU DID IT! India is thrilled beyond words! I am so proud of you, loved watching your watching dominating performance and spectacular finish!”

Ex sports minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted, “India strikes 6th Olympic medal at #Tokyo2020! Congratulations to our star wrestler Bajrang Punia bhai on winning Olympic Bronze Medal! We are so proud of you!”

Indian legend from the world of cricket also tweeted, “Sheer class & domination on display by Bajrang Punia in wrestling to win Bronze medal for India! Congratulations on this much deserved victory & leaving us all stunned with your performance.”

Also Read: History Created – Neeraj Chopra Bags a Gold Medal in Track and Field Events For the 1st time in 100 years

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