New Delhi: Grappler Deepak Punia on Wednesday grew to become India’s first junior world champion in 18 years after he claimed a gold medal on the junior worlds with a win over Russia’s Alik Shebzukhov at Tallinn, Estonia.
The rating was tied 2-2 on the finish of the 86kg males’s freestyle bout however the Indian was declared champion as a result of he had scored the final level.
Many congratulations as he turns into 1st Indian in 18 yrs to win gold on the C’ships. pic.twitter.com/yQLB2GakMi
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The final Indians to win gold on the junior world championship had been Ramesh Kumar (69 kg) and Palwinder Singh Cheema (130 kg) who stood atop the rostrum in 2001.
Earlier than prevailing over Shebzukhov, Punia, who additionally received a gold at 2016 Cadet World Championship, comfortably defeated Milan Korcsog of Hungary 10-1 in his opening bout.
He then defeated Hunter Lee of Canada 5-1.
Within the semi-final Georgia’s Miriani Maisuradze 3-2, Punia trailed 1-2 however with simply over a minute left he scored two factors by pushing his opponent twice to emerge a 3-2 winner.
Punia can even symbolize India on the upcoming World Championship in Kazakhstan, having received the trials.
Within the 92kg occasion, Viky edged out Mongloia’s Batmagnai Eenkhtuvshin 4-Three to say a bronze.