Belgrade (Serbia): Bajrang Punia has the distinction of becoming the first Indian athlete to win four medals at the World Wrestling Championships. Bajrang, who won bronze at the Tokyo Olympics, won the bronze in the play-off round.
He has won silver in 2018 and bronze in the 2013 and 2019 seasons. Sebastian C. from Puerto Rico. Bajrang won the medal by defeating Rivera 11-9. Yianni Diacomihalis of the United States defeated Bajrang in the quarter-finals. With Yianni reaching the finals, Bajrang got a chance to compete in the re-determination round. Bajrang entered the medal round after defeating Armenia’s Vasgan Tevanyan (7-6) in the first round. India managed to win only two bronze medals in the championship in Serbia. India sent a 30-member team.
Apart from Bajrang, women’s player Vinesh Phogat also won bronze. Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Ravi Kumar Dahiya was eliminated in the first round. Uzbekistan’s Gulomjan Abdulev defeats Ravi. Gulomjan lost to Albania’s Zelimkhan Abakarov, bringing the Indian player’s chances of a repeat. Vinesh also won bronze in the reload round.