Tokyo Olympics Wrestling LIVE: Bajrang Punia badly defeated in the Semifinals, Indian to play for Bronze on Saturday

Tokyo Olympics Wrestling LIVE – Barjang Punia Wrestling LIVE: Bajrang Punia badly defeated in the Semifinals, Indian to play for Bronze on…

Tokyo Olympics Wrestling LIVE: Bajrang Punia badly defeated in the Semifinals, Indian to play for Bronze on Saturday - follow live updates
Tokyo Olympics Wrestling LIVE: Bajrang Punia badly defeated in the Semifinals, Indian to play for Bronze on Saturday - follow live updates

Tokyo Olympics Wrestling LIVE – Barjang Punia Wrestling LIVE: Bajrang Punia badly defeated in the Semifinals, Indian to play for Bronze on Saturday: In an extremely one-sided contest World No. 2 Bajrang Punia was badly defeated by Haji Aliyev of Azerbaijan in the Semifinals of 65kg weight category. Punia who registered two very unconvincing victories to make it to the SEMIFINALS of the Tokyo Olympics was badly thrashed by Aliyev. The wrestler from Azerbaijan won 12-5 & Bajrang will now contest for the Bronze medal on Saturday.

The Indian grappler might have started the game on a high, but Aliyev’s two-point move gave him a 2-1 lead against Bajrang. He further extended his lead as he took the scoreline to 4-1 with the same set of moves over Bajrang. After the first period, Bajrang trailed 1-4 against Aliyev. In the second essay, Aliyev came all guns blazing as he went on a point-scoring spree taking the lead of 8-1. Bajrang came back strong and hard registering four points but the Azerbaijani wrestler kept on extending the lead as he went from 9-5 to 12-5 within seconds.

Earlier in the day, Bajrang won both games comprehensively. Begining his Tokyo 2020 campaign, Bajrang first defeated Ernazar Akmataliev of Kyrgyzstan in the 1/8 Final and then beat Iran’s Morteza Ghiasi Cheka by pinning him down to the mat (victory by fall) in the 1/4 Final.

Follow Bajrang Punia vs Haji Aliyev LIVE updates on InsideSport.co – STARTING @ 2.45PM

Tokyo Olympics Wrestling LIVE: Bajrang Punia badly defeated in the Semifinals, Indian to play for Bronze on Saturday

BAJRANG PUNIA Semifinals LIVE vs Haji Aliyev now

ROUND 2 STARTS – Haji leads Bajrand 11-5

  • 11-5 now for Azerbaizan
  • Aliyev takes another one / now score is 9-5
  • 3-8 for Bajrang – can some magic be weaved / 1.30 still left
  • Not looking good for the Indian champion here
  • This is getting one sided for Aliyev
  • Bajrang completely in pressure
  • Bajrang needs to do something special heree

ROUND 1 Starts

  • This is going Haji ALiyev’s way – he leads 4-1
  • Haji attacking Bajrang’s leg – he got what he wanted, leads 2-1
  • Can Indian score the 1st point?
  • Punia looking more sure on his footwork
  • 1 minutes into the fight and both wrestlers yet to make decisive move
  • 65kg semifinals LIVE
  • Haji Alivyev is out 1st and now Bajrang Punia is out on the mat

Tokyo Olympics Wrestling LIVE: Bajrang Punia’s biggest test in Semifinals coming UP LIVE @ 2.45 PM, Follow Bajrang Punia vs Haji Aliyev fight updates live

@2:50PM: Bajrang Punia Semifinals LIVE: Just 15 Minutes more & Bajrang Punia will be in action fighting probably his biggest bout of his life –

  • BUT now for India – BAJRANG PUNIA vs HAJI ALIYEV SEMIFINALS STARTS
  • World Champion Rashidov has lost to Otoguro – BIG UPSET here
  • Meanwhile Bajrang Punia is warming up with coach Shako in the practice mat – last minute tips from the coaches to the Indian champion
  • First SEMIFINAL – Rashidov vs Otoguro – Japanese leads 3-0, are we seeing a upset here? Bajrang is coming next
  • Bajrang Punia fights next vs Haji Aliyev
  • First SEMIFINAL is underway @ World No. 1 Rashidov is down 0-2 to Otoguro of Japan @ the end of Round 1
  • World No. 1 in the cateogry is Rashidov & World No. 2 is India’s Bajrang Punia
  • Rashidov vs Otoguro LIVE in 1st Semifinal – followed by Bajrang Punia vs Haji Aliyev LIVE in 2nd SEMIFINALS

@2:35PM: Bajrang Punia vs Haji Aliyev live: How difficult will be Haji Aliyev’s challenge for Bajrang Punia in Semifinals?

  • Haji Aliyev is 3 time World Champion, bronze medallist of Rio Games – so things are not gonna be easy for Bajrang Punia
  • Punia had a knee trouble just 3 weeks before the Olympics and it completely reflect in the way he moved
  • Indian needs to raise his game in the Semifinals – If not, it will be very difficult for Bajrang
  • Bajrang looked very unconvincing in Last 16 & Quarterfinals

@2:25PM:Barjang Punia Wrestling LIVE: Bajrang Punia vs Haji Aliyev Semifinals live: Bajrang has beaten Aliyev earlier but its Olympics and without any doubt Indian is under expectations pressure –

65kg Semifinals LIVE

  • 1st Semifinal – Gadhzimurad Rashidov (Russia) vs Tokuto Otugoro (Japan)
  • 2nd Semifinal – Bajrang Punia (India) vs Haji Aliyev (Azerbaizan)

@2:15PM: Big Semifinals coming in for 65kg weight category @ 2.45PM – Bajrang has looked very uncomfortable and unconvincing in 2 bouts he has played today in morning – despite of that he is in Semifinals and just a step away from securing 1 more medal for India – Follow all LIVE Updates on InsideSport.co 

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Bajrang Punia shows his class, pins down Iranian to make it to the Semifinals of 65kg – Follow live updates: Bajrang Punia has made it to the Semifinals of Tokyo Olympics 65Kg category. Like his opening round bout, Indian once again was very defensive to start with but cameback to pin Ghiasi Cheka of Iran to make it to the Semifinals of the event. Bajrang will now face Haji Aliyev of Azerbaizan for place in the Finals – Follow all LIVE Updates as Bajrang Punia attempts to win one more medal from Wrestling

Tokyo Olympics Wrestling LIVE: Bajrang Punia shows his class, pins down Iranian to make it to the Semifinals of 65kg – Follow live updates

Bajrang Punia vs Haji Aliyev in Semifinals LIVE – Know about Bajrang’s Semifinal Opponent:

  • A three-time world champion, Haji ALIYEV (AZE) is one of the most decorated wrestlers from Azerbaijan.
  • He won the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Games at 57kg.
  • After losing to Gazdhimurad RASHIDOV (RUS) in the first round at 2019 Worlds, he lost to Takuto OTOGURO (JPN) in the repechage and could not qualify for the Olympics. But he finished in the top two at the European Qualifiers and won the ticket to his second Olympics.
  • Born in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan – Aliyev won the World title in 2014, 2015 and 2017. At the Rio Games, he lost to Vladimir KHINCHEGASHVILI (GEO) in the quarterfinals but defeated Nurislam SANAYEV (KAZ) in the repechage before pinning Vladimir DUBOV (BUL) to win the bronze medal.

Bajrang Punia’s form not very convincing: Earlier Punia entered Quarterfinals after a hard fought victory. Punia escaped defeat by thinnest of the margin in the opening round as his bout with 22 year old Akmataliev ended with score of 3-3. Referees declared Punia the winner only because of the highest scoring move. Punia will now face Ghiasi Cheka of Iran in the Quarterfinals– Follow all LIVE Updates from Tokyo Olympics on InsideSport.co

Tokyo Olympics Wrestling LIVE – Bajrang Punia vs Ghiasi Cheka of Iran in the Quarterfinals Coming UP – Follow LIVE Updates

@9:40AM: Bajrang Punia Quarterfinals LIVE: Big Moment has arrived, India’s Bajrang Punia is playing for place in the Semifinals – Can Indian beat Iranian – Follow LIVE Updates –

ROUND 2: Bajrang Punia trails 0-1 to Ghiasi Cheka of Iran as they fight for place in the Semifinals, Follow live updates

  • Bajrang punia very defensive
  • Good right knee hold by the Iranian – but bajrang defends well
  • Punia under some pressure

ROUND 1

  • Very defensive Bajrang Punia is looking, his attacking moves have completely gone for a toss
  • Bajrang down 0-1
  • Bajrang gripping well – but no point for the Indian
  • 1 minute gone without much action
  • Both wrestlers trying for a grip
  • Bout starts / Hazi Aliyev waiting in the Semifinals
  • Bajrang Punia is out on the mat for his Quarterfinals bout

@9:35AM: Bajrang Punia vs Ghiasi Cheka of Iran for place in the Semifinals – Bajrang was very edgy, very nervous in ROUND 1 – can he show his class in Quarterfinals? He would need to up the ante – India praying for Bajrang Punia!!!

@9:30AM: Bajrang Punia Wrestling LIVE: Know about Bajrang’s opponent – not a big name Morteza Hassanali GHIASI CHEKA. 26 year old from Iran is playing his 1st Olympic – his best ever international performance came in when he finished 3rd in Asian Wrestling Championships – same tournament where Bajrang finished 2nd.

@9:25AM: Bajrang Punia vs Ghiasi Cheka of Iran: This is big moment now. This is fight to semifinals. Bajrang is not getting much time for rest. He was very unconvincing in his 1st fight – can he turn the table in 2nd?

Tokyo Olympics Wrestling LIVE: Bajrang Punia starts his Olympics challenge, Bajrang vs Akmataliev starting for place in Quarterfinals, Follow live updates

@8:55AM: Bajrang Punia vs Akmataliev LIVE: Meanwhile let’s concentrate on Punia’s Last 16 contest which will take him to Quarterfinals – Indian needs to be at his best right from the start – follow live updates

ROUND 2

  • 2-3 still for Bajrang
  • This is proving to be a tough one – good defense by Punia
  • 3-1 for the Indian
  • This should be his round – but he is still not very convincing today
  • Bajrang leads 3-1

ROUND 1

  • 3-1 now – its unconvincing
  • Bajrang leads 1-0 on account of passivity
  • Very cautious looking Bajrang Punia – no big move uptil now
  • World No. 2 Bajrang Punia starts – 22 year old wrestler from Kyrgyzstan
  • Meanwhile we must tell you Punia’s Quarterfinal opponent is decided now – it will be little know Ghiasi Cheka of Iran
  • ‘I am ready to make my country proud’ said Punia on Thursday
  • Punia needs to be on prowl right from the beginning
  • Punia hasn’t played Akmataliev before & sometimes new challenge can pose problems
  • Bajrang can be seen warming up / confident looking Punia ready to come on mat

@8:45 AM: Check Bajran Punia’s Draw in 65Kg category – looking good for the Indian champion –

  • Last 16 Bout – Ernazar Akmataliev of Kyrgystan. World No. 1 should not have any problem in beating the wrestler from Kyrgystan.
  • Quarterfinals: If he defeats Kyrgyz Wrestler, he will reach the quarterfinals and face either Ghiasi Cheka of Iran or Tunisia’s Dakhlaoui. Much like the 1/8 finals, Bajrang should not have any difficulty beating either of these wrestlers and should reach the semi-finals without breaking any sweat
  • Semifinals: If Punia reaches the semi-finals, he is bound to face the winner of Kazakhstan’s Niyazbekov vs Cuba’s Tobie Valdes or Senegal’s Diatta vs Azerbaijan’s Aliyev.

@8:41AM: Bajrang Punia vs Akmataliev live for Quarterfinal spot: Just a bout to go before the Indian champion comes on mat to fight Kyrgyzstan’s Ernazar Akmataliev – His opponent not a big name in World of Wrestling but have beaten some top names like Asian 70kg champion Ilyas BEKBULATOV (UZB) – he should not pose much of a challenge for Bajrang

@8:34AM: Barjang Punia Wrestling LIVE – Bajrang Punia has got DRAW of his life, hope he takes advantage of it. Neither Gadzimurad Rashidov not OTOGURO of Japan in his half – he should easily make it to the FINALS – Will he? Follow LIVE Updates as he start his 1st Round

@8:25AM: Bajrang Punia’s 1st Bout Coming Up – India’s Bajrang Punia will kick start his Tokyo Olympics campaign against Kyrgyzstan’s Ernazar Akmataliev – Follow the bout live

@8:21AM: Tokyo Olympics Wrestling LIVE – Seema Bisla defeated by Sarra Hamdi of Tunisia: Indian women wrestlers bad show at Olympics continued in the final weight category as well. Seema Bisla crashed out of the opening round of 50 Kg after losing to Tunisia’s Sarra Hamdi by 3-1. None of the 4 Indian women participants at Olympics have managed making to medal rounds despite of high expectations from them. Sonam Malik, Anshu Malik, Vinesh Phogat and now Seema Bisla all crashed out before making the medal rounds – Follow LIVE Updates as Seema Bisla starts her Tokyo Olympics campaing, follow all LIVE Updates on InsideSport.co

@7:55AM: Bajrang Punia LIVE: Vinesh Phogat on Thursday failed to live up to the expectations. Can Bajrang Punia stand to the pressure & deliver? Big day for Indian Wrestling –

@7:45AM: Barjang Punia Wrestling LIVEBajrang vs Akmataliev live: 3 times medallist at the World Wrestling championship Bajrang could not have asked for a better draw. If he plays to his name & potential – Bajrang should easily make it to the FINALS as most of the top player including Otuguro of Japan & Rashidov Russia are in other half –

@7:30AM: Tokyo Olympics Wrestling LIVE: Last day for Indian wrestlers to grab some medals: Seema Bisla in 50Kg & India’s biggest medal hope Bajrang Punia in 65kg category are ready to start their campaigns – Follow all LIVE Updates –

  • WRESTLING – 8:07 AM: Women’s Freestyle 50kg 1/8 Final (Seema Bisla vs Sarra Hamdi of Tunisia)
  • 8:49 AM: Men’s Freestyle 65kg 1/8 Final (Bajrang Punia vs Ernazar Akmataliev of Kyrgyzstan)

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Tokyo Olympics Wrestling LIVE – Bajrang Punia Wrestling LIVE: Bajrang Punia draws:

3 time World medallist Bajrang could not have asked for a better draw than what he has got at the Tokyo Olympics.

Last 16 Bout – Ernazar Akmataliev of Kyrgystan. World No. 1 should not have any problem in beating the wrestler from Kyrgystan.

Quarterfinals: If he defeats Kyrgyz Wrestler, he will reach the quarterfinals and face either Ghiasi Cheka of Iran or Tunisia’s Dakhlaoui. Much like the 1/8 finals, Bajrang should not have any difficulty beating either of these wrestlers and should reach the semi-finals without breaking any sweat

Semifinals: If Punia reaches the semi-finals, he is bound to face the winner of Kazakhstan’s Niyazbekov vs Cuba’s Tobie Valdes or Senegal’s Diatta vs Azerbaijan’s Aliyev.

Tokyo Olympics Wrestling LIVE – Bajrang Punia Wrestling LIVE: Know about Bajrang Punia’s 1st Round and opponent – 

  • Ernazar AKMATALIEV (KGZ) earned Olympic spot with most amazing performance of Asian Olympic qualifying tournament. Was losing 0-8 in semifinals to 2020 Asian 70kg champion Ilyas BEKBULATOV (UZB) when he clamped on a headlock and threw opponent to back for fall at 2:52.
  • In final, despite nothing at stake, posted wild 15-13 victory over Amir Mohammad YAZDANI (IRI) by scoring pair of 2-point exposures in final 30 seconds
  • Finished 2nd at 2021 Ukrainian International
  • Won 2019 Takhti Cup with 10-0 victory in final over Georgi REVAZISHVILI (GEO)…
  • 5th at 2019 World U-23
  • 7th at both 2018 and 2019 Asian Championships…
  • Silver medalist at 2018 Asian Junior Championships with 6-2 loss to Taniyama in final
  • 2015 Asian cadet bronze medalist.

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