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BELGRADE (Serbia): Indian ace and Olympic medalist Bajrang Punia won bronze medal in men’s 65 kg class at World Wrestling Champion 2022, by defeating Sebastian C Rivera of Puerto Rico in a bronze medal match.
He beat Rivera in the match 11-9. The wrestler, who recently won a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games, wrote a remarkable comeback to win the match. He won based on VPO1-Points and opponent’s points.
In the early stages of the game, Punia fell into a slump, leading 0-6. But then he fought back into the match, scoring 11 points and only letting the opponent score three more.
He returned to medals after losing to John Michael Diakomihalis of the United States in the quarterfinals 10-0, on the basis of Victory by Superior (VSU).
A harrowing 7-6 win over Armenia’s Vazgen Tevanyan sent him to the bronze medal match. He won based on VPO1- Points and opponent’s points.
This is Punia’s fourth medal at the Championship, starting his journey with a bronze in 2013. He went on to win a silver at the 2018 Championships and followed by another bronze in the year. 2019. Now, he has four championship medals.
This is India’s second medal at this World Wrestling Championships.
Indian wrestler and Commonwealth Games 2022 gold medalist Vinesh Phogat won bronze in the women’s 53 kg at the 2022 World Wrestling Championships underway in Belgrade on Wednesday, beating the defending champion European champion Emma Malmgren from Sweden.
The three-time CWG gold medalist defeated the Swedish opponent to win with a score of 8-0.





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