U23 Asian Wrestling Championships 2022: Deepak Punia won bronze
- Tokyo Olympian Deepak Punia won a bronze medal after defeating MaksatSatybaldy (Kyrgyzstan) in the 86kg freestyle weight category at the U23 Asian wrestling championships 2022 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Despite a win, it was an unimpressive result from him as the Indian contingent was expecting a better outing from the world championships silver medalist in the tournament.
- In the opening two rounds, the 23-year-old Punia lost to eventual gold medallist AzizbekFayzullaev of Uzbekistan and NurtilekKarypbaev of Kyrgyzstan. India won 25 medals in all in the U23 meet in the event, including 10 gold medals. The eight-day continental championship concluded.
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Published date : 01 Jul 2022 02:54PM