Ace grappler Bajrang Punia turned the one Indian to assert 4 medals on the World Wrestling Championships by clinching a bronze within the present version, right here on Sunday.
Bajrang, who received a bronze in final yr’s Tokyo Olympics, eked out an in depth 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 way 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 received a bronze at in 2013, silver in 2018 and bronze in 2019.
India had fielded a 30-member staff for the continued World Championships however produced a below-par efficiency, securing simply two medals.
Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Ravi Kumar Dahiya had crashed out early and didn’t safe a podium end.
Apart from Bajrang, Vinesh Phogat received her second World Championship bronze medal within the ladies’s 53kg class.
Vinesh had defeated Emma Malmgren of Sweden 8-0 to assert the bronze right here.
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