CWG 2018: Bajrang Punia drives decoration pull on day 2 of wrestling

CWG 2018: Such was Bajrang Punia’s strength that he overwhelmed his rivals without breaking a sweat to win every one of his sessions on specialized prevalence.

Wrestler Bajrang Punia commanded the men’s free-form 65kg occasion to secure gold at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Friday. Such was Punia’s predominance that he overwhelmed his adversaries without hardly lifting a finger to win every one of his sessions on specialized prevalence. In the last session, the 24-year-old Haryana wrestler did not offer a bit of leeway to his Welsh rival Kane Charig and enlisted an insistent 10-0 win.

On his way to the finals, he crushed New Zealand’s Brahm Richards in the primary session before beating Nigeria’s Amas Daniel in the quarters and Canada’s Vincent De Marinis in the elimination rounds. This was Punia’s first gold at the Commonwealth Games in the wake of winning silver at the past Glasgow Games. A 2013 World Championship bronze medallist, Bajrang additionally won gold awards in the Commonwealth Championship in 2016 and 2017 at Singapore and Brakpan, South Africa separately.

In the men’s 95kg weight class, Mausam Khatri lost to South Africa’s Martin Erasmus. Khatri looked exhausted in his last session as he attempted to put focuses on the board. He in the end lost on specialized predominance.

In the mean time, Pooja Dhanda made a late push in the ladies’ 57kg last session against Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye however must be content with a silver award, losing 5-7.

Debutant Divya Kakran won bronze award in the ladies’ free-form 68 kg by beating Bangladesh’s Sherin Sultana 4-0, a triumph by fall.

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India has so far won eight awards in wrestling. Sushil Kumar and Rahul Aware gold on Thursday, while Babita Kumari and Kiran won silver and bronze individually.

Updated: April 13, 2018 — 11:46 am

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