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Last update: 05 Aug 2022, 23:32 IST

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Bajrang Punia won gold in men’s wrestling freestyle 65Kg at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

India’s star wrestler Bajrang Punia won the gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games by dominating Canada’s Lachlan McNeill in the 65kg final. Bajrang won the summit clash 9-2.

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Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Bajrang’s dominance in the 65 kg category was such that he won three of the four bouts in the first round.

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Bajrang was tasked with bringing glory to India and lived up to the expectations of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and TOPS who sent him to the US for training ahead of the CWG.

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After winning the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, Bajrang was under pressure to prove his dominance in Birmingham.

He opened the campaign against Naurua’s Lowe Bingham, where he produced an impressive show to overtake him in two minutes. He counted out his opponent for about a minute and then put him on the mat from a locked position, ending the bout in a moment. Even then the 28-year-old did not stop and carved his name on the gold medal by easily defeating his opponent in every round.

In the semi-finals, Bajrang defeated England’s George Ram through technical superiority. The English wrestler could not match Bajrang and could not score a single point in the crucial bout.

Bajrang entered the tournament with a huge reputation as the defending champion in its category. However, it was not an easy task for him as he was battling with his knee problems for the past few months. It was his fourth medal at the Commonwealth Games after he won a silver medal at the 2014 Glasgow Games followed by a gold medal at the Gold Coast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVfUARn8SfY” width=”320″ height=”472″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”></iframe> <p>Bajrang has been struggling to play freely since last year and his over-defensive tactics have called into question his ability to extend his dominance in the international arena, but on Friday he made his moves without any inhibitions.</p> <p>However, CWG is not the best platform. To determine if Bajrang has regained its mojo due to poor field quality.</p> <p>Read onbreaking news And Headlines here

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