Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinod Kumar Take Bronze At Asian Wrestling Championships

Updated: 03 March 2018 22:43 IST

Bajrang Punia, who was the defending champion in the men's 65 kilogram freestyle category, defeated Yones Aliakbar Emamichoghaei of Iran 10-4 in the play-off to take the bronze.

Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinod Kumar Take Bronze At Asian Wrestling Championships
Bajrang Punia and Vinod Kumar Omprakash took bronze in their respective weight categories © PTI

Bajrang Punia and Vinod Kumar Omprakash took bronze in their respective weight categories at the Senior Asia Wrestling Championships on Saturday. Punia, who was the defending champion in the men's 65 kilogram freestyle category, defeated Yones Aliakbar Emamichoghaei of Iran 10-4 in the play-off to take the bronze. His title defence had earlier come to a grinding halt in the quarter-finals when he lost to eventual silver medalist Daichi Takatani of Japan.

Meanwhile in the men's 70kg freestyle division, Vinod edged out Elaman Dogdurbek Uulu of Kyrgyzstan to take the bronze.

Both wrestlers were locked at 3-3 after a thrilling contest, but the Indian was declared the winner by virtue of scoring the last point.

The Indian medals tally now stands at one gold, one silver and six bronze.

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Highlights
  • Punia and Omprakash took bronze in their respective weight categories
  • Punia defeated Yones Aliakbar Emamichoghaei of Iran 10-4
  • Vinod edged out Elaman Dogdurbek Uulu of Kyrgyzstan to take the bronze
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