Deepak Punia becomes first Indian to win gold at World Junior Wrestling Championships after 18 years

Wrestler Deepak Punia has won gold in men’s 86-kg freestyle bout at the World Junior Wrestling Championships after beating Russia’s Alik Shebzukhov in the final at Tallinn, Estonia. With this, Punia has become the first Indian to win gold at the junior World Championship after 18 years. Earlier, Ramesh Gulia (69 kg) and Palwinder Singh Cheema (130 kg) had won international gold medals at the junior circuit in 2001.

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