Wrestling: Bajrang Punia hits the jackpot after Vinesh Phogat’s second gold | Different Sports activities Information
Prime Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia on Sunday (March 7) received a second successive gold medal on the Matteo Pallicone rating sequence right here as he defeated Mongolia’s Tulga Tumur Ochir 2-2 by standards within the 65kg freestyle occasion ultimate. Returning to the worldwide circuit after a yr as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, Punia, 27, remained affected person and exhibited his defensive dexterity to win the title after securing a two-pointer within the final 30 seconds of the bout.
Final yr, Punia had received gold at this competitors by beating Jordan Oliver of the USA within the ultimate. After the game returned to motion, Punia had competed in an invitational occasion and an exhibition match within the USA.
The Haryana wrestler had defeated Joseph Christopher of the USA within the semi-final with a 6-3 margin whereas his quarterfinal sufferer was Turkey’s Selim Kozan whom he defeated 7-0. Earlier on Sunday, Rohit misplaced within the bronze medal when he went all the way down to Turkey`s Hamza Alaca 10-12.
Vinesh returns to No. 1 rank
Residing as much as the expectations, star Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat grabbed the 53kg gold medal together with world primary rank. It was second gold medal for Vinesh in as many weeks with a dominant win because the 26-year-old World bronze medallist blanked Canada’s Diana Mary Helen Weicker 4-0 within the title conflict.
Vinesh scored all her factors within the first interval and held on to her lead within the second to make sure a top-of-the-podium end. Vinesh had received a gold medal in Kiev final week and this efficiency would give her the idea that her preparations for the Tokyo Olympics are heading in the right direction.
The Indian had entered the occasion as world quantity three however is again to world primary by leaping 14 factors. The Canadian was ranked as little as 40 earlier than the match however is now simply behind Vinesh at quantity two.
Vinesh didn’t concede a single level at this match, profitable two of her three bouts by pinning her rivals whereas getting harm walkouts within the different two within the eight-woman subject.
Sarita Mor had received a silver within the 57kg on Saturday.
Within the 74kg quarterfinal, Narsingh Pancham Yadav started with a snug win by technical superiority in opposition to Italian Finizio however misplaced to 2012 Olympic champion and four-time World champion Jordan Ernest Buuroughs within the semifinal. He can even battle for bronze.
(with company inputs)