Bajrang Punia Achieves Major Feat at WWC
- Bajrang Punia becomes first Indian to win four medals at World Wrestling Championships.
- Punia won bronze on Sunday defeating Vazgen Tevanyan.
- Vinesh Phogat also clinched her second medal at WWC.
Belgrade: Ace wrestler Bajrang Punia became the only Indian to claim four medals at the World Wrestling Championship clinching bronze on Sunday.
Bajrang, who won a bronze in last year’s Tokyo Olympics, eked out a close 11-9 win on points over Sebastian C Rivera of Puerto Rico in one of the bronze medal bouts in the 65 kg category.
After loosing the QFs, Punia made it to the bronze medal in the repechage round where he defeated Vazgen Tevanyan of Armenia 7-6 by points.
This is Bajrang’s third bronze at the worlds. The celebrated Indian wrestler had earlier won a bronze in 2013, silver in 2018 and bronze in 2019.
Besides Punia, Vinesh Phogat also won her second World Championship medal in the women’s cat defeating Emma Malmgren of Sweden 8-0 to claim bronze.