Wrestler Bajrang Punia regains Top Position

Indian wrestler, Bajrang Punia, has regained the world number one ranking. He gained his ranking after winning second successive gold medal at Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series.

Highlights

The wrestler defeated Tulga Tumur Ochir of Mongolia by 2-2 criteria in 65 kg the final freestyle event which was organised in Rome on March 7, 2021. He won the event after getting a two-pointer in last 30 seconds of bout. This was the first international competition of Bajrang Punia since the Covid-19 outbreak.

Background

The wrestler, Bajrang Punia, was ranked at the second spot in world’s ranking before the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series was started. His win in the event helped him regain the top spot in the 65 kg weight category. He has a total point of 14 highest among the others. He made the full use of tournament before the Tokyo Olympics 2021.

Previous wins

The wrestler had defeated Jordan Oliver from The United States in the year 2020 in the final. In this tournament he has won the gold medal. Earlier than that, he reserved his place for the Tokyo Olympic Games in the month of September 2019 after he won the bronze at World Championships.

Tokyo Olympics

The 2020 Summer Olympics is officially known as the Tokyo Olympics. It has been scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021.  It will be held in Tokyo, Japan. It was earlier scheduled to be held from July 24 to August 9, 2020. but it was postponed for the first time amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The games retain the name “Tokyo 2020 name” even though it has been rescheduled for 2021 for marketing and branding purposes.

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  • Dr.Cajetan Coelho
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    Hearty congratulations to Indian wrestler, Bajrang Punia.