Bajrang Punia wins gold in Rome Wrestling


New Delhi: Bajrang Punia bagged gold medal by defeating Jordan Oliver 4-3 in the final in the 65kg freestyle category at the Ranking Series.

Bajrang’s achievement follows the gold that Vinesh Phogat won on Friday in the women’s 53kg category.

With the win, Bajrang Punia won his fourth gold at the Ranking Series event. Earlier, Bajrang had to fight hard in his first-round bout as he edged past Zain Allen Retherford of USA 5-4.

Bajrang was, however, the only Indian wrestler to be assured of a medal with Jitender (74kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg) being knocked out earlier in the day.

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