World Wrestling Championships: Bajrang Punia loses in quarter-finals, stays in competition for bronze by means of repechage

Ace Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia is again in medal competition after struggling a shock defeat within the quarter-finals of the continued World Wrestling Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.

The Indian wrestler entered the 65kg repechage rounds after a 0-10 loss to 23-year-old and two-time cadet world champion Yianni Diakomihalis of the USA within the quarters.

With Diakomihalis reaching the ultimate, Bajrang Punia entered the repechage spherical. He’ll tackle the winner of the bout between Vazgen Tevanyan of Armenia and Bulgaria’s Vladimirov Dubov in his first repechage bout on Sunday.

Bajrang Punia loses steam in quarter-finals

Bajrang Punia began his World Wrestling Championships medal quest on a brilliant notice, beating Cuba’s Alejandro Enrique Valdes Tobier on factors within the pre-quarterfinals.

Learn: World Wrestling Championships: Ravi Dahiya loses in qualification spherical

The reigning Asian Video games gold medallist was trailing 0-2 earlier than he suffered a nasty reduce to his brow, for which the bout needed to be paused for a couple of minutes. Nonetheless, he did properly to carry on regardless of being closely bandaged.

He scored two takedowns and an exercise level to take the bout 5-4. Nonetheless, within the quarter-finals, Bajrang Punia was a pale shadow of himself as he was unable to face up to the American’s onslaught and went down in a whimper.

Sagar Jaglan loses bronze medal bout, different wrestlers additionally disappoint

Sagar Jaglan’s quest for a bronze medal in 74kg ended because the 18-year-old misplaced to reigning Asian Champion Yones Aliakbar Emami of Iran 6-0.

The World under-20 bronze medallist had earlier defeated Suldkhuu Olonbayar of Mongolia 7-3 to maneuver to the bronze medal bout.

He had entered the repechage on Friday after struggling a quarter-final defeat to three-time world champion Kyle Dake of the USA.

Within the 97kg occasion, Vicky misplaced his qualification spherical bout to Samuel Scherrer of Switzerland 2-2. He was out of medal competition together with Pankaj (61kg), who additionally made an opening-round exit after happening to Assyl Aitakyn of Kazakhstan.

Additionally learn: Injured Nisha Dahiya fails to reinforce India’s medal tally on the Belgrade World Wrestling Championships

Indian wrestlers have disillusioned on this version of the World Wrestling Championships with Vinesh Phogat being the one medalist to win a medal to this point.

Edited by Akshay Saraswat

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