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Asian Games 2018: Bajrang Punia clinches gold in 65 kg wrestling

Jakarta, Aug 19 (UNI) Bajrang Punia on Sunday clinched gold in 65 kg category against Japan’s Daichi Takatani in the finals at the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday.

Punia defeated Japan’s Daichi Takatani 11-8 to clinch the Gold Medal.

Earlier, Bajrang’s flying start and the advantage was negated by the Japanese wrestler. The scores were tied at 6-6 midway in the second round.

Though, Takatani fought back though in the first round and picked up four points to make it tougher for Bajrang making the battle intense.

But it was Bajrang who maintained supremacy in the game and stole the yellow metal from his Japanese opponent.

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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