'A source of inspiration for youths': Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal meets Olympic medallist Bajrang Punia
The Delhi chief minister said that Punia has made the country proud and is a source of inspiration for the Indian youth.
The youngest among Phogat sisters, Sangeeta last competed in 59kg in the Asian Championships in 2018.
Bajrang returned with a bronze medal from Tokyo after going all out in the third-fourth place play-off against Kazakhstan's Daulet Niyazbekov, taking the mat for that bout without taping his knee.
While Bajrang Punia trained with Bentinidis, Olympic silver medallist Ravi Dahiya had a personal coach in Russia's Kamal Malikov.
Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala has treated the country’s finest sportspersons including Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra and wrestlers like Sushil Kumar and Vinesh Phogat in the past.
Bajrang Punia had admitted that he was advised by his doctor to return home for further examination, treatment and rehabilitation but he decided to carry on with the Games round the corner.
Shako has been with the Haryana wrestler since 2018. He has watched Bajrang from close quarters in these three years and knows his strengths and weaknesses.
India finished the Tokyo Olympic Games with a ranking of 48, which Narinder Batra described as a bar that has been set from where India can only go higher.
India’s Olympic contingent will come back to the country in the knowledge that, between them, they have won seven medals.
In the final three minutes, Bajrang Punia managed to hold his own and he kept his opponent at bay walking away with a bronze medal.
Despite nursing a knee injury, Bajrang Punia clinches 65kg bronze after outclassing Kazakh opponent Niyazbekov 8-0.
Neeraj Chopra, on Saturday, August 7, 2021 by winning gold medal in men's javelin throw final became the first Indian to win a medal in track and field at the Olympics.
Sangeeta, youngest of the famed Phogat sisters, was flooded with calls after Bajrang defeated Daulet Niyazbekov of Kazakhstan 8-0 to secure a bronze medal for the country on Saturday.
Bajrang Punia developed a strong bond with Yogeshwar Dutt and followed him in leaving the Chhatsrasal stadium.
Bajrang Punia outwitted Daulet Niyazbekov 8-0 in the play-off on Saturday to win India's sixth medal at the ongoing edition.