Bajrang Punia loses final of World Wrestling Championships, settles for silver

WION Web Team Budapest, Hungary Oct 22, 2018, 11.09 PM(IST) Oct 22, 2018, 11.16 PM(IST)

File photo of Bajrang Punia. Photograph:( Twitter )

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Punia lost 9-16 to Japan's Takuto Otoguro. 

India's star wrestler Bajrang Punia settled for a silver medal after losing the final of the World Wrestling Championships to Japan's Takuto Otoguro in Budapest on Monday.

Bajrang, who defeated Alejandro Valdes Tobier of Cuba 4-3 to enter the 65 kg Freestyle final, went down 9-16 to the Japanese. 

The silver makes Punia the only Indian wrestler to win two medals at the Worlds. 

The Commonwealth Games and Asian Games gold medallist had won a bronze in the 2013 edition. 

Sushil Kumar still remains the only Indian to have won a gold at the Worlds, achieving the feat in 2010 in Moscow in the 66kg category.

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