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Bajrang Punia clinches gold for India in Asian Wrestling Championship?

Bajrang Punia gives India a reason to celebrate as he clinches India's first gold in the men's 65 kg category at the Asian wrestling championship at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi Photograph: (WION)

ANI New Delhi, Delhi, India May 13, 2017, 05.04 PM (IST)

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia (65 Kg) clinched the gold medal and Sarita Mor (58 kg) bagged a silver medal in the Asian Wrestling Championship Finals on Saturday.

Bajrang Punia defeated Lee Seungchul of South Korea by a score of 6-2. The 23-year-old had earlier fended off a challenge from Kim Kukgwang of North Korea 3-2 to enter the finals.

Whereas, Mor lost the final round to Tynybekova Aisuluu of Kyrgyzstan from 0-6.

Sarita moved to the finals after defeating her Vietnamese opponent Thi Huong Dao 12-0 (technical fall) in the last-four clash.

Earlier, Rio Olympic bronze-medallist Sakshi Malik had to settle for a Silver after losing against Risako Kawai of Japan by 0-10 in the gold medal match of the 60 kg category.

Meanwhile, another Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat had also lost her gold medal match against Sae Nanjo of Japan, going down 4-8 to in freestyle 55kg finals. Ritu Phogat also settled with a bronze medal in the 48kg category in women`s wrestling.


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