Bajrang Punia wins gold at Tbilisi Grand Prix


New Delhi: India’s top wrestler Bajrang Punia defended his title at Tbilisi Grand Prix by beating Iran’s Peiman Bibyani in the 65kg freestyle final.

Bajrang, who had won a gold at the same event last year as well, prevailed 2-0 over Iran’s Peiman Bibyani in the 65kg final of the men’s freestyle competition in the capital city of Georgia.

It is fourth gold of the season for the Asian Games champion Bajrang.                

Meanwhile, Vinesh Phogat outclassed local wrestler Yafremenka 11-0 in the 53kg semifinals to be in line for her fourth consecutive gold at the Medved event in Minsk, Belarus.

The top Indian woman wrestler had bagged the top honours at Grand Prix of Spain Yasar Dogu International and Poland Open recently.

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