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Asian Games 2018: Wrestler Bajrang Punia one step away from Gold

Jakarta, Aug 19 (UNI) India’s ace grappler Bajrang Punia stormed into the final of the men’s freestyle 65kg category beating his Mongolian opponent Batmagnai Batchuluun in the semi-finals of the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday and is now one win away from Gold.

Punia thumped Batmagnai Batchuluun of Mongolia 10-0 showing his superority here and even if Punia loses in the final is atleast assured of silver medal.

Bajrang will now face Japan’s Daichi Takatani in the finals later this evening.

Out of 5 Indian wrestlers, Bajrang Punia is through to Final (65 kg), Pawan Kumar eligible for Repechage (86 kg), Other 3 (Sushil Kumar, Mausam Khatri & Sandeep Tomar) are knocked out of the tournament.

Savio Rodrigues

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

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