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Asian Games: Indian wrestler Deepak Punia bags silver in Men’s Freestyle 86Kg final

Asian Games: Indian wrestler Deepak Punia bags silver in Men’s Freestyle 86Kg final

Indian grappler Deepak Punia on Saturday settled for a silver medal in the Men’s Freestyle 86Kg final after going down against Iran’s Hassan Yazdanicharati at the ongoing 19th Asian Games on Saturday. Indian grappler lost 0-10 against Iran’s Hassan Yazdani in the men’s freestyle 86kg final. Deepak Punia, a Commonwealth Games champion, failed to add […]

Indian grappler Deepak Punia on Saturday settled for a silver medal in the Men’s Freestyle 86Kg final after going down against Iran’s Hassan Yazdanicharati at the ongoing 19th Asian Games on Saturday. Indian grappler lost 0-10 against Iran’s Hassan Yazdani in the men’s freestyle 86kg final.

Deepak Punia, a Commonwealth Games champion, failed to add another gold to his tally but bagged the silver medal. Yazdani, meanwhile, defended his Asian Games title, winning all his fours bouts on technical superiority.

En route to the final, the 24-year-old Deepak Punia defeated Bahrain’s Magomed Magomed R Sharipov, Indonesia’s Randa Riandesta, Shota Shirai of Japan and Javrail Shapiev of Uzbekistan on his way to the gold medal bout.

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Deepak Punia’s silver is the first by an Indian wrestler in Hangzhou. Sonam Malik, Sunil Kumar, Kiran Bishnoi and Aman Sehrawat won the bronze medal. The 2018 Asian Games champion Bajrang Punia failed to defend his title as he failed to clinch a medal.

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