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Commonwealth Games 2022: Bajrang Punia Wins Gold in Men’s 65kg Category

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Bajrang Punia has won his 3rd Commonwealth Games medal and his second successive Gold medal in the men’s 65kg category. The Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist beat Lachlan McNeil of Canada in the final (9-2). He had won silver in his maiden CWG in 2014 and then bettered the colour four years ago in Gold Cost by winning a gold.

Commonwealth Games 2022 Medal Tally

About the Bajrang Punia:

Bajrang Punia (born 26 February 1994) is an Indian freestyle wrestler, who competes in the 65-kg weight category. Punia was born in the Khudan village of Jhajjar district in the state of Haryana, India. At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Punia won a bronze medal by defeating Kazakhstan’s Daulet Niyazbekov with a wide 8-0 margin. Punia is the only Indian wrestler to win 3 medals at the World Wrestling Championships.

Career medal wins by Bajrang Punia:

  • 2013 Asian Wrestling Championships
  • 2013 World Wrestling Championships
  • 2014 Commonwealth Games
  • 2014 Asian Games
  • 2014 Asian Wrestling Championships
  • 2015 World Wrestling Championships
  • Asian Wrestling Championship 2017
  • Pro Wrestling League
  • 2018 Commonwealth Games
  • 2018 Asian Games
  • 2018 World Wrestling Championships
  • 2019 World Wrestling Championships
  • 2020 Rome Ranking Series
  • Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series 2021
  • 2021 Asian Wrestling Championships
  • 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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