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CWG 2022 Bajrang Punia wins gold in 65kg wrestling: Star wrestler Bajrang Punia of India
Canada's Lachlan McNeil 9-2 in the final of the men's freestyle 65kg event at the Commonwealth Games here on Friday. retained the title.
Bajrang, the bronze medalist of the Tokyo Olympics, made it to the final with a technical superiority (10-0) win over George Ram of England.
Let us tell you that after performing brilliantly in the Commonwealth, Bajrang spoke to NDTV and said that with this victory, the preparation for the Olympics will be more effective.
He said that he wants to repeat this performance in the Olympics as well.
Bajrang Punia said on his victory that, 'I have given the best performance from my side here.
I came here to do well.
I was working hard for this.
Today I entered the ring with no pressure and I didn't stress my mind.
He further said, 'For some time I lacked confidence, which I was feeling in myself, but here I have found what I was missing in myself by giving my best.
Had returned after being injured in the first tournament, he was not able to perform like that.
But doing well here is important for my confidence.
Bajrang Punia also congratulated Sakshi Malik and said that she has shown a great game and she will bring more medals for India in the future.
Apart from this, Bajrang Poonia said that his dream is to win 'Gold Medal in Olympics' and he is making full preparations for it.
At the same time, if we talk about his journey in the Commonwealth, Bajrang had reached the semi-finals with a 6-0 victory by defeating the defending champion Bajrang Mauritius' Jean-Gulienne Joris Bandou in just one minute, less than two minutes to reach the quarter-finals. It took less time to register an easy 4–0 win by knocking out Nauru's Lowe Bingham in the opening round.
Bajrang took a minute to understand his opponent and then suddenly ended the match by slamming Bigham from a 'clapping' position.
Bingham did not realize this sudden bet and the Indian wrestler easily won.