Punia won the sixth medal for India at Tokyo 2020.
When Indian athletes were expected to perform decently at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, they chipped in with extraordinary efforts and brought laurels for India. In the recent turn of events, Bajrang Punia won a bronze medal for India in the men’s freestyle 65 kg wrestling category. As the wrestler added in one more medal to India’s tally, the cricket fraternity heaped praises on the outstanding wrestler.
He made his bronze medal match a one sider affair as he defeated his opponent D. Niyazbekov by 8-0. The Kazakhstan wrestler couldn’t do much in front of the Indian warrior as Punia displayed extraordinary efforts to win another medal for India. Punia’s medal became the 6th one for India and the nation still looks forward to having a medal in the Javelin Throw.
It has to be noted that the high-profile sporting tournament comprising more than 196 nations kicked off in Tokyo last month. Indian athletes took part in the competition in huge numbers and medals were expected in several categories and the athletes made the dream come true. India’s medal tally was kicked off by Mirabai Chanu who bagged a silver medal for India on an official day one of the competition in weightlifting.
Here is how the Cricket fraternity reacted to Bajrang Punia’s medal
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) August 7, 2021
What a bout!
Brilliant from #BajrangPunia and a well-deserved Bronze medal.
Super Proud! pic.twitter.com/qX9XRsXFC5
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) August 7, 2021
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 7, 2021
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 7, 2021
— DK (@DineshKarthik) August 7, 2021
#BRONZE FOR BAJRANG PUNIA! 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳
What a moment! ❤️🇮🇳
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) August 7, 2021
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 7, 2021
— Veda Krishnamurthy (@vedakmurthy08) August 7, 2021
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 7, 2021
Congratulations on this much deserved victory & leaving us all stunned with your performance.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 7, 2021
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) August 7, 2021
Later, ace Shuttler PV Sindhu bagged a bronze medal in the badminton singles event and she became the first Indian woman to bag two Olympic medals for India. Lovlina Borgohain, the Indian boxer bagged a bronze medal for India a few days back and made the nation proud. Ravi Dahiya also got a silver medal for India and added to the medal tally of the nation.
It was only a few days back that the ultimate glory came in for India after four decades, 41 years to be precise when the men’s Indian hockey team got a bronze medal for India. The women’s team also played the bronze medal match and gave a tough fight in the competition but couldn’t have a medal on their side. However, the medal in the men’s category did make India really proud.