October 25

Bajrang Punia wins gold at Tbilisi, Vinesh Phogat in final at Medved

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiAugust 10, 2019UPDATED: August 10, 2019 20:06 IST Bajrang Punia has been in fine form in the ongoing season (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVinesh is eyeing her 4th consecutive gold at Medved eventBajrang won his 4th gold medal of the season when he reigned supreme at TbilisiBajrang won his 4th gold medal on Sunday when he reigned supreme at TbilisiIndia’s top two wrestlers continued their impressive run this season with Bajrang Punia defending his title at Tbilisi Grand Prix and Vinesh Phogat reaching her fourth final at Medved event.Bajrang, who had won a gold at the same event last year as well, prevailed 2-0 over Iran’s Peiman Bibyani in the 65kg final of the men’s free style competition in the capital city of Georgia.It is fourth gold of the season for the Asian Games champion Bajrang after standing atop the podium at Dan Kolov, Asian Championship and Ali Aliev tournament.At the Medved event in Minsk, Belarus, Vinesh outclassed local wrestler Yafremenka 11-0 in the 53kg semifinals to be in line for her fourth consecutive gold.Vinesh began with a left-leg attack but could not take advantage after getting a hold. The Indian got on board when Yafremenka lost a point for passivity.In the second period, Vinesh again attacked her rival’s left leg and added two more points with a takedown. She then stunned Yafremenka with a four-point throw which she initiated with a right leg attack.It became 9-0 when Vinesh succeeded in exposing her rival. The bout ended on technical superiority in Vinesh’s favour when the Indian made it 11-0 with another takedown.Next for Vinesh is Russia’s N Malisheva, who blanked local girl Pichkouskay 6-0.The top Indian woman wrestler had bagged the top honours at Grand Prix of Spain Yasar Dogu International and Poland Open recently.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Bajrang PuniaFollow Vinesh PhogatFollow Tbilisi Grand PrixFollow India wrestling Next Bajrang Punia wins gold at Tbilisi, Vinesh Phogat in final at MedvedBajrang Punia defended his title at Tbilisi Grand Prix by beating Iran’s Peiman Bibyani in the 65kg freestyle final. Vinesh Phogat, meanwhile, reached her 4th final at Medved event. advertisementlast_img read more