Tokyo Olympics: Bajrang Punia ‘disappointed’ with bronze medal finish, sets sights on Paris 2024 gold medal

Wrestling World Championships: Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Bajrang Punia out of Worlds with ligament tear
Wrestling World Championships: Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Bajrang Punia out of Worlds with ligament tear

Tokyo Olympics: Bajrang Punia ‘disappointed’ with bronze medal – Grappler Bajrang Punia might have won a bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics but the Indian wrestler is “disappointed” and wants to focus on bringing gold in Paris 2024.

Bajrang Punia won a bronze medal in the men’s freestyle 65kg category after defeating Kazakhstan’s Daulet Niyazbekov on Saturday. He defeated Niyazbekov 8-0 in the bronze medal match.

Tokyo Olympics: “I want to thank everyone for their prayer, love, and support as I could win a medal in Olympics. I also want to thank the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) and supporting staff,” Bajrang Punia said.

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“I’m disappointed that I couldn’t win the gold medal but I’ll try to win it in Paris Olympics in 2024,” he added.

In the match between Punia and Niyazbekov, the former went on to take a 2-0 lead in the first period and all the pressure was on the Kazakh opponent heading into the last three minutes.

Tokyo Olympics: In the final three minutes, Bajrang managed to hold his own and he kept his opponent at bay walking away with a bronze medal.

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Tokyo Olympics: Later, Bajrang Punia’s father revealed he could not give his 100% due to a knee injury that he was playing with in the bronze medal match.

Also Read in Hindi: Bajrang Punia wins bronze medal: Bajrang vs Niyazbekov- बजरंग पुनिया ने जीता ब्रॉन्ज मेडल, भारत ने की रेसलिंग में अपने सर्वश्रेष्ठ प्रदर्शन की बराबरी

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