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Bajrang Punia settles for silver at World C'ship



Star Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia settled for a silver medal at the ongoing World Championship after being stunned by Takuto Otoguro of Japan in the men's 65 kg freestyle category here on Monday.

Punia suffered a shocking 9-16 defeat at the hands of Japanese teenager to miss the top podium finish in the event. Otugara, with the victory, became the youngest Japanese to clinch a gold at the World Championship.

For the Indian, the silver medal is his second at the prestigious tournament. Earlier, he had won a bronze medal in the 2013 edition of the event.

Taking to his official Twitter handle, the Indian wrestler dedicated his medal to the victims of a tragic train accident in Amritsar.

'I want to dedicate this silver medal at World Wrestling Championships to the people died in the tragic Amritsar train accident. My deep condolences to their families," he wrote.

Punia has had an impressive year so far with two gold medals, one at 2018 Commonwealth Games and other at 2018 Asian Games, in his kitty.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Tue, October 23 2018. 08:43 IST