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  • Bajrang wins second consecutive CWG gold in wrestling
  • Bajrang defeats Canada’s Lachlan McNeil 9-2 in 65 kg category

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CWG: Bajrang Punia wins second consecutive Commonwealth Games Gold in Wrestling

The star Indian wrestler, who was also the defending Champion in the 65 kg category, once again proved his mettle by taking home the Gold

Indian Wrestler Bajrang Punia was simply unstoppable at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

The star Indian wrestler, who was also the defending Champion in the 65 kg category, once again proved his mettle by taking home the Gold. He was always the favourite to win the crown coming into the tournament.

The Olympic Bronze medalist was many notches above his competition all through the event and he defeated Canada’s Lachlan McNeil with ease in the final.

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Bajrang’s dominance in his category earned him his 3rd medal at the quadrennial event. Prior to the Gold here in Birmingham, he won the silver in Glasgow in 2014 before winning the Gold at the Gold Coast games.

Also read: CWG: Wrestler Anshu Malik settles for Silver in Women’s 57 kg category

Bajrang Punia's key achievements:

Gold medal in 2022 Commonwealth Games (65kg)

Bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics (65kg)
Silver in 2021 Almaty Asian Championships (65kg)
Silver in 2020 New Delhi Asian Championships (65kg)
Gold in 2019 Xi'an Asian Championships (65kg)
Bronze in 2019 Nur-Sultan World Championships (65kg)
Gold in 2018 Jakarta Asian Games (65kg)
Gold in 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (65kg)
Silver in 2018 Budapest World Championships (65kg)
Bronze in 2018 Bishkek Asian Championships (65kg)
Gold in 2017 New Delhi Asian Championships (65kg)
Silver in 2017 Bydgoszcz World U23 Championships
Gold in 2017 Brakpan Commonwealth Championships (65kg)
Gold in 2017 Ashgabat Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (70kg)
Gold in 2016 Singapore Commonwealth Championship (65kg)
Silver in 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games (61kg)
Silver in 2014 Incheon Asian Games (61kg)
Silver in 2014 Astana Asian Championships (61kg)
Bronze in 2013 Budapest World Championships (60kg)
Bronze in 2013 New Delhi Asian Championships (60kg)

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