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Bajrang Punia claims first gold medal for India at Asian Wrestling Championship

Bajrang Punia

By: Sarwar Alam

Bajrang Punia gave India its first gold medal as he registered a come-from-behind victory over Seungchul Lee of Korea in men’s 65kg freestyle on the penultimate day of the Asian Wrestling Championship in New Delhi on Saturday (13). Sarita, meanwhile, bagged a silver medal in women’s 58kg category. After registering a fabulous 6-2 win, Bajrang celebrated by taking a victory lap with the tri-colour on his shoulders. In his gold medal bout, the 23-year-old Indian conceded two points in the opening half to lag behind 0-2 at the break. However, Bajrang made a strong comeback in the second half, not allowing…

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