Wrestling: Bajrang Punia wins gold as India finish with seven medals

Bajrang Punia
Bajrang Punia
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Wrestling: Bajrang Punia wins gold as India finish with seven medals 2

Today was an another action packed day for Indian star wrestlers at Matteo Pellicone event, which is a ranking series of united world wrestling (UWW). Thanks to VINESH Phogat and Gurpreet Singh’s effort, India already won 2 Gold medal from this event. India wins these Gold medal from women’s wrestling and Greco Roman category.

Today Indian freestyle wrestlers started their campaign in this event. More fact to remember, Indian wrestlers always did well in men’s freestyle wrestling category.

Bajran wins Gold

Current world no 1, face of Indian wrestling, Bajrang Punia ,who competes in 65 kg category started his campaign today. Bajrang Punia makes resounding start after defeating Zain Allen RETHERFORD in 1/8 stage. Then Bajrang Punia defeated another USA wrestler Joseph Christopher MC KENNA to reach semifinal.

Bajrang Punia scored hard fought victory over Vasyl SHUPTAR to reach final. In final he faced another USA wrestler Jordan Michael OLIVER. This was first GOLD medal of the year for star Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia as he beats Jordan Oliver 4-3 in Final (65 kg).

Ravi wins gold in 61kg category

Another potential star of Indian wrestling, Ravi Dhaiya competes in free style 61kg ,which is non Olympic category of this event. Ravi Dhaiya starts his campaign after defeating Alexandru CHIRTOACA in 1st round match. Then he outplayed Nurislam SANAYEV in 2nd round.

Ravi Dhaiya faced Kazak wrestler Nurbolat ABDUALIYEV in round 3. World Championship bronze medallist Dhaiya looked extremely strong and superior to his opponent as he defeated Nurbolat Abdulaiyev with tremendous ease to seal the gold medal. Dhaiya won the bout 12-2.

India woes continues in 74kg

Another Indian wrestler JITENDER starts his campaign on winning note. JITENDER defeated Denys PAVLOV in 1/8 stage of men,s 74kg weight category. But in quarterfinal, he lost against Turkish wrestler Soner DEMIRTAS.

As Soner DEMIRTAS reaches final, JITENDER got an opportunity to compete in Repechage format. But in repechage format, he lost against Daniyar KAISANOV. As a result, JITENDER finishes his campaign on disappointing note.

Deepak Punia First round loss

Indian wrestling fans most disappointing moments came, when Deepak Punia,who is Bright prospect of Indian wrestling lost his match against Ethan Adrian RAMOS in qualification stage. Intersting fact, Deepak Punia,who is India’s junior world champion and senior world silver medalist starta his campaign as the top seed in the absence of Olympic and World Champion Hassan Yazdani of Iran in 86kg category.