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

WION Web Team Budapest, Hungary Oct 22, 2018, 11.09 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.