Tokyo Olympics: Gold dream broken- Bajrang Punia now hopes for bronze- Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has broken the dream of gold in the Tokyo Olympics. Poonia lost to Haji Aliyev (H. Aliyev) in the semi-final match. Now the whole country is expecting bronze from Bajrang.
Bajrang lost in the semi-finals
Bajrang started the match well and got one point, but Haji made a quick comeback to collect four points. Bajrang trailed 1-4 in the first period. In the second period as well, Haji completely overpowered Bajrang and scored four points. However, Bajrang again picked up two points and tried to narrow the gap. But Haji again took a point after beating them.
After this Bajrang took two points and at this time the match started looking tough. However, Haji again scored two more points. Haji won one more point by making the match one-sided. In the second period, Haji took an 8-4 lead.
Bajrang was one of India’s biggest medal hopefuls at the Tokyo Olympics but his dream of getting a gold medal was shattered. However, he still has an opportunity to bring a bronze medal.
Dhobi was defeated in the quarter-finals
Bajrang Punia faced Iran Morteza Ghiasi Cheka in the quarter-finals of the Tokyo Olympics. Bajrang defeated Muterza Ghiasi Cheka 2-1. Bajrang, a medal contender for India in Tokyo, won on the basis of victory by fall.
Asian Games champion Bajrang was trailing 0-1 at the end of the first period but went 2-1 ahead with two points in the second quarter. In the last minute, Bajrang played his bet and struck the Irani wrestler.
Bajrang had reached the quarter-finals this morning with a tough win. In this match, Bajrang was facing Kyrgyzstan’s Irnazar Akmatalev. The final score was 3-3 but as he managed to score more points in the first period, he was declared the winner.