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Deepak Punia wins bronze at U23 Asian Wrestling Championships

World championships silver medallist Deepak Punia has secured a bronze medal beating Kazakhstan's Maksat Satybaldy in 86kg freestyle at the U23 Asian Wrestling Championships in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

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Updated: 2022-06-27T22:25:06+05:30

World championships silver medallist Deepak Punia has secured a bronze medal beating Kazakhstan's Maksat Satybaldy in 86kg freestyle at the U23 Asian Wrestling Championships in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

The 23-year-old from Haryana, who had participated at the Tokyo Olympics last year, lost to Azizbek Fayzullaev of Uzbekistan 3-7 and Nurtilek Karypbaev of Kyrgyzstan 2-3 in the first two rounds on Sunday.

However, Punia managed to get the better of Satybaldy of Kazakhstan 9-8 to bag the bronze medal. Punia is part of the Birmingham-bound Commonwealth Games Indian wrestling team.

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