Bajrang Punia won a bronze medal at the World Wrestling Championships

Bajrang Punia won a bronze medal at the World Wrestling Championships

Bajrang Punia bagged the bronze medal in the World Wrestling Championships.
He defeated Mongolia's Tulga Tumur Ochir 8-7 to clinch the medal in the 65 kg weight category.
The wrestler was trailing to win in the match.


Key highlights:
  • The 25-year-old had secured a spot for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after an impressive 8-1 win over North Korea's Jong Son in the tournament.
  •  Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian wrestler to qualify for the upcoming global games.
  • He booked her place in the 53kg category. She bagged back-to-back gold medals in the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games.
  • In the 2018 Asian Games, she clinched a gold medal in the 50kg category.
World Wrestling Championships:
  • World Wrestling Championships are the Amateur Wrestling World Championships organized by the United World Wrestling.
  • The Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling tournament began in 1904, and the Men's Freestyle Wrestling tournament began in 1951.
  • The Women's Freestyle championships were first staged in 1987.

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