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Punia claims gold as India bag 3 medals

DNMUM435398 | 4/24/2019 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :297



New Delhi: Asian Games gold medallist and World No.1 Bajrang Punia (65kg) came back from a 2-7 deficit against Asian Games bronze medallist Sayatbek Okassov and take the gold medal on the first day of the 2019 Asian Wrestling Championships in Xi’an, China.
India opened their campaign with three medals with Praveen Rana settling for silver while Satywart Kadian winning bronze in 97kg category.
The Kazakh grappler made a fiery start to put Bajrang under pressure but the Indian was able to turn it around late in the second round to clinch a thrilling 12-7 win. This is Bajrang’s fifth medal from the Asian Championships after a gold in 2017, silver in 2014 and a couple of bronzes in 2013 and in 2018.
Punia, who also won a silver med
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