Dan Kolov 2019: Bajrang Punia, Pooja Dhanda win gold

Bajrang Punia won the 65kg category gold and Pooja Dhanda won gold in the 59kg category at the Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov wrestling.

Bajrang Punia in his final bout defeated American Jordan Oliver.   -  PTI Photo

Bajrang Punia won gold in the freestyle wrestling 65kg category and Pooja Dhanda claimed gold in the 59kg category at the Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov wrestling in Ruse, Bulgaria. Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik settled for a silver medal in the 65kg category.

Bajrang beat American Jordan Oliver in the final.


In the men’s freestyle, Sandeep Tomar lost his final bout in the 61kg category to finish with silver on Friday night.

Vinesh Phogat moved into the finals of the women’s 53kg with a win over American Sarah Hildebrandt on Saturday.

Dhanda finished undefeated in the round-robin format of the competition which included a win over her compatriot Sarita Mor, while Malik lost to Henna Johansson of Sweden in the 65kg final.

In the men’s 61 kg final, Tomar suffered a defeat at the hands of Nurislam Sanayev of Kazakhstan.

(with inputs from PTI)

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