Tokyo Olympics: Bajrang Punia brings India bronze medal

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Bajrang Punia (Image: Twitter/BajrangPunia)
Bajrang Punia (Image: Twitter/BajrangPunia)

New Delhi : Bajrang Punia joined the long list of wrestlers who have brought India a medal at the Olympics as he won a Bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Bajrang beat Kazakhstan's Daulet Niyazbekov 8-0 in men's 65kg freestyle bronze bout to become the sixth Indian wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics, country's 7th medal overall in the sport.

Bajrang had lost to the Kazakh wrestler in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Championships but this time around didn't give Niyazbekov even a sniff.

Unlike the semi-finals game, he was looking more in commanding position this time and dominated the game. His opponent was given a passivity warning and failed to do anything about it as Bajrang took a 1-0 lead.

With Bajrang's bronze, India equalled its record haul of medals at the Olympics, matching London Games tally of six.

Later in the day, Neeraj Chopra won gold medal for the nation in javelin throw.