Updated: August 8, 2021 10:43:54 am
Bajrang Punia won India’s sixth medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after defeating Kazakhstan’s Daulet Niyazbekov in the men’s freestyle 65 kg game. As soon it was announced that Punia has clinched bronze, people across the country broke into celebrations cheering for the Olympian.
After dominating in the entire game against reigning World silver medalist Niyazbekov, Punia impressed all at the venue and those watching back home with a stunning 8-0 win. The former Asian Games gold medalist once again proved his mettle after losing out at the semi-finals on Friday.
The 27-year-old athlete from Haryana is no stranger when it comes to shining at the world stage. The only Indian wrestler to win three medals at the World Wrestling Championships, he was one of India’s top contender for the current Olympics.
— ANI (@ANI) August 7, 2021
As celebrations broke out in his home town, it quickly spread across the country, with congratulatory messages pouring for him online as well.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 7, 2021
Another medal for #India!
Congratulations to #BajrangPunia for winning Bronze Medal at #Tokyo2020. You have distinguished yourself as an outstanding wrestler with untiring efforts and consistency over the years. We are proud of you 🇮🇳 #Cheer4India #Wrestling #OlympicGames pic.twitter.com/UUW0ThcWFV
— CoviBuddy Srijan (@srijanpalsingh) August 7, 2021
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) August 7, 2021
कमाल कर दिया बजरंग जी! 𝐓𝐇𝐀𝐓’𝐒 𝐇𝐎𝐖 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐁𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐂𝐄 𝐁𝐀𝐂𝐊 🤼♂️👊
Recovering from an injury, not being at his 100%, Bajrang Punia has won 🥉 fighting through all the pain. You are a true warrior, congratulations 👏#OneFamily #MumbaiIndians #Cheer4India @BajrangPunia pic.twitter.com/8KOC6lOdjv
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) August 7, 2021
— Dr Gaurav Garg (@DrGauravGarg4) August 7, 2021
Tears in his eyes🥺🥺
Proud moment for his family & and for whole nation…….
— 💞|INDU|💫 #CHEER4INDIA ❤💙 (@Indu_RO45AM) August 7, 2021
— ᴹᵃⁿⁱˢʰ ᵏᵒᵗʰⁱʸᵃ🇮🇳 (@KothiyaManish) August 7, 2021
— Girish (@ViratkohliFabb2) August 7, 2021
congratulations to @BajrangPunia on winning the Bronze medal in men’s 65 kg #Wrestling at #Tokyo2020. Your historic success & combative spirit will immensely inspire our youth to excel in sports. #Olympics #BajrangPunia #Cheer4India
— Palash Rai (@PalashRai9876) August 7, 2021
Waah @BajrangPunia bhai waah 8-0🇮🇳🇮🇳👌👌 Result itself describes your performance. This performance describes why we were so sure for his medal🏅🏅👏👏 #Cheer4India #TeamIndia #BronzeMedal #BajrangPunia #Olympics #Tokyo2020 #Wrestling #
— siddharth (@siddharthch21) August 7, 2021
#BajrangPunia stormed and won Bronze medal 🏅 For India.
What a wrestling performance.
He won by 8:0.
Totally dominated the match.
Well played Bajrang #Tokyo2020 #Bronze #cheers4india #IndiaTodayAtOlympics pic.twitter.com/ydW75hRKC0
— 𝓐𝓼𝓱𝓾𝓽𝓸𝓼𝓱 𝓖𝓪𝓲𝓴𝔀𝓪𝓭 𝓹𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓵 (@being_ashu712) August 7, 2021
Hail the champion! @BajrangPunia wins 🥉 at #Tokyo2020 in men’s wrestling. What an amazing performance. Dominated the opponent from the very beginning. #BajrangPunia our very own #Olympics #champion whole nation is proud of your achievement!
— Haresh Pania (@paniaharesh) August 7, 2021