New Delhi: Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia, who clinched gold medal at the Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov wrestling in Bulgaria on Saturday, dedicated his medal to IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman on Sunday.
Bajrang defeated American Jordan Oliver in the 65kg category in the final of Dan Kolov-Nikla Petrov wrestling yesterday.
Bajrang took to his Twitter and wrote:
मैं अपना गोल्ड मेडल हमारे बहादुर वायु योद्धा #WingCommandorAbhinandan को समर्पित करना चाहता हूं। उन्होंने मुझे बहुत प्रेरणा दी और मुझमें जोश भर दिया। मैं किसी दिन उनसे मिलकर उनसे हाथ मिलाना चाहता हूं।
🇮🇳 जय हिन्द जय भारत 🇮🇳👏 pic.twitter.com/Ww54FKt1VU
— Bajrang Punia (@BajrangPunia) March 2, 2019
On Wednesday, Wing Commander Abhinandan was captured by Pakistani authorities after his MiG 21 Bison went down during a dogfight with Pakistani jets.
However, Abhinandan was handed over to India as peace of gesture on Friday night (March 1).