India wrestler Bajrang Poonia had to face defeat in the title of freestyle wrestling in the world championship.
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Tokuthu Otuguro of Japan defeated him in the men’s 65 kg Weight Kanti final by 16-9. However, despite this defeat, he managed to make the record.
He has become the first Indian to win two medals in this tournament. Let’s say that he won the Bronze Medal in the 60kg category of freestyle wrestling in 2013.
Sushil Kumar, the only gold medal in the world championship, has succeeded in getting India. Two-time Olympic medal wrestler Wrestler had captured gold in the 2010 championship held in Moscow.
This title has been tremendous for Poonia, the young wrestler who followed Olympic medallist Yogeshwar Dutt if this title is left to be fought.
He has won Gold Medal in the Commonwealth Games (CWG) held in Gold Coast in Australia this year and in Asiad in Indonesia’s Jakarta.
Fighting like this
The 24-year-old Indian wrestler got pressure at the beginning of this competition in Budapest, Hungary. Japanese Wrestler took 5 points and brought them under pressure.
After this Bajrang reciprocated and took two or two points to score 4-5. After that, Takutu for two points and he got a 3 point lead. However, Bajrang gave 2 points and scored 6-7, giving the tremendous fight.
After the break, when Bajarang started, Bajrang got entangled in his own claim and the opposition wrestler made a 4 point lead of 10-6. Bajrang put full emphasis on return, but he could not get success.
Japanese Wrestler took the name of the medal for the title 16-9. In this way, Indian Wrestler Poonia had to be satisfied with Silver Medal.
The journey to the final
Earlier, Bajrang had defeated Cuban Alejandro Valdes Tobier 4-2 in the semi-finals. In this match, he was leading 4-1 at a time, but the Cuban player put the Indian player in trouble in the last 4-3.
Bajrang, however, retained his position in some way by entering the final. On the other hand, Japanese player in the semi-finals defeated Russian wrestler Achnid Chakravure 15-10.