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Bajrang Punia wins bronze; becomes the sixth Indian grappler to bag an Olympic medal

Glory For India again at the Tokyo Olympics; Bajrang Punia beats Daulet Niyazbekov from Kazakhstan to win the bronze medal and bring the total medal tally at the Tokyo Olympics to 6.

Wrestler Bajrang Punia who came into the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a serious contender for a medal, makes India proud after picking up the bronze medal in the Men’s Freestyle 65kg event. He had entered the fray as the World No. 1 and hence was the favourite in his category. His medal brings India’s tally at the ongoing edition of the Games up to 6(2 silver and 4 bronze). 

The 3-time world championship medallist, became the sixth Indian grappler to bag an Olympic medal

Punia put in a really dominant performance in the bronze medal bout. He beat Kazak wrestler Daulet Niyazbekov 8-0 to win the bronze medal, at the Makuhari Messe Hall.

 

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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