PM Modi congratulates Punia for winning gold at Asian Wrestling Championship


New Delhi: Bajrang Punia won first gold medal for India at the Senior Asian Wrestling Championships and brought an end to a long drought at the tournament which is being held at the KD Jadhav Indoor stadium in New Delhi.

Punia registered a come-from-behind victory over Seungchul Lee of South Korea in men’s 65kg freestyle on the penultimate day of the Asian Wrestling Championship on Saturday.

Sarita, meanwhile, bagged a silver medal in women’s 58kg category.

PM Modi took to Twitter to congratulate the champion of Asia.

In his tweet, Modi wrote: “Congratulations to Bajrang Punia for securing the Gold in Asian Wrestling Championship. India is very proud of his exemplary accomplishment.”


After registering a fabulous 6-2 win, Bajrang celebrated by taking a victory lap with the tri-colour on his shoulders.

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