Tokyo Olympics: India’s Bajrang Punia wins bronze medal in wrestling


India’s Bajrang Punia on Saturday won the bronze medal in the 65 kg freestyle wrestling match after he defeated Daulet Niyazbekov of Kazakhstan. The Indian wrestler defeated his opponent 80-0 as he secured the sixth medal for his country.

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India has already won two silver and three bronze medals so far at Tokyo Olympics.

Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar tweeted, “Sheer class & domination on display by @BajrangPunia in #wrestling to win Third place medal for India! Congratulations on this much deserved victory & leaving us all stunned with your performance.”

Another former Indian cricketer, Venkatesh Prasad tweeted, “What a bout! Brilliant from #BajrangPunia and a well-deserved Bronze medal. Super Proud!”