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Deepak Punia advances to World Wrestling Championships final

Deepak Punia. Photograph:( IANS )

ANI Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan Sep 21, 2019, 03.23 PM (IST)

Indian wrestler Deepak Punia reached the final of the World Wrestling Championship after defeating Swiss grappler Stefan Reichmuth by 8-2 in the 86 kg weight category here on Saturday.

"#DeepakPunia breaks into the Finals! On his debut World Championship, wrestler Deepak storms into Finals of the 86kg Freestyle event at #WrestleNursultan defeating Swiss grappler Stefan Reichmuth by 8-2. #AllTheBest @FederationWrest #WeAreTeamIndia," Team India tweeted.

Earlier in the day, Punia secured an Olympic berth after he entered the semi-finals of the tournament. He had defeated Colombia`s Carlos Izquierdo 7-6 to enter the semi-finals.

India now has four Olympic quotas from the championship.