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Bajrang Punia wins bronze in Tokyo 2020

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Tokyo Olympics 2020-Wrestling: Bajrang Punia has clinched the bronze medal in men’s wrestling freestyle 65kg at Tokyo Olympics 2020 on August 7, 2021.

Highlights:

  • He clinched the bronze medal after defeating three-time Asian Champion Daulet Niyazbekov 8-0 in men’s wrestling freestyle 65kg.
  • This is historic as this is India’s sixth medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020.
  • Punia has become the sixth wrestler in Indian history to win an Olympic medal after KD Jadhav, Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt, Sakshi Malik and Ravi Kumar Dahiya.
  • He is the top-ranked wrestler in his weight category.

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