Bajrang Punia wins Gold in Asian Wrestling C’ship


  • India clinched one gold, one silver and bronze at the Asian Wrestling Championship in China’s Xian on Tuesday.
  • World number one Bajrang Punia logged 10 points in a row in the gold medal bout to reclaim his Asian Championship crown. He defeated Kazakhstan’s Sayatbek Okassov 12-7 in a nail-biting 65kg men’s freestyle final.
  • It is Bajrang’s second gold at this championship, having won one in 2017.
  • Another Indian Parveen Rana, lost to Bahman Mohammad Teymouri of Iran in the final 0-3 in 79kg category securing a silver medal. In 97 Kg category Satywart Kadian, picked a bronze medal defeating Haobin Gao of China by 8-2.
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