Bajrang wins gold at Ali Aliyev wrestling

Bajrang got the better of the local favourite 13-8 in his final bout after being down 0-5 at one stage.

Bajrang Punia won the gold medal in the finals of men’s 65kg freestyle.   -  PTI

World No. 1 Bajrang Punia on Thursday bagged his second title in two weeks as he defeated Viktor Rassadin in the finals of men’s 65kg freestyle in the Ali Aliyev wrestling tournament in Kaspiisk, Russia.

Bajrang got the better of the local favourite 13-8 in his final bout after being down 0-5 at one stage.

The 25-year-old Indian grappler had won a yellow metal last week at the Asian Championships in Xi’an, China.

The two wrestled last in 2017 at the Dan Kolov where Punia won and finished as runner-up to Boris Novachkov of Bulgaria.

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