Wrestling: Bajrang Punia reaches Semis at Worlds

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia kept himself in the medal hunt by reaching the semifinal even as three of his compatriots faded in the men’s freestyle Commonwealth Games and Asian Games gold medallist held off a late charge from Mongolia’s Tulga Tumur Ochir to register a 5-3 win in the 65kg quarterfinals. Bajrang had a comfortable 4-1 lead but conceded points late in the bout, including one for the neutral position.

In other bouts of the day, Sandeep Tomar began in stupendous fashion but could not sustain the momentum. He out-classed his Guatemala opponent Jose Mox Arias by technical superiority in the 57kg category but lost the second round to Azerbaijan’s Giorgi Edisherashvili.
Sachin Rathi was outplayed 1-13 by Mongolian wrestler Unurbat Purevjav in the 79kg qualification round. Deepak, competing in the 92kg, lost his pre-quarterfinal bout 0-4 to Liubomyr Saagaliuk of Ukraine.




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