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Tokyo Olympics: Bajrang Punia moves into quarterfinal

Bajrang Punia has moved into the quarterfinal of Men's 65kg Freestyle after registering a win over Krygystan's Ernazar Akmataliev.

Bajrang Punia in action against Ernazar Akmataliev at Tokyo Olympics
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 Bajrang Punia in action against Ernazar Akmataliev in Round of 16 at Tokyo Olympics (Source: Reuters)

By

Abhijit Nair

Updated: 6 Aug 2021 6:04 AM GMT

The star Indian wrestler, Bajrang Punia, has moved into the quarterfinal of Men's 65kg Freestyle after registering a win over Krygystan's Ernazar Akmataliev at the Tokyo Olympics.

Bajrang almost seemed to have lost his grip on the match, but his 2 point takedown in the dying moments of the first round came to the rescue as the scores were tied at 3-3 at the end of the bout.


Having scored all his 3 points in the first round, Bajrang Punia, just kept defending to see off Akmataliev and move into the quarterfinal.

He will now face Iran's Cheka Ghiasi in the quarterfinal.

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