Tokyo Olympics 2020: Bajrang Punia reaches semi-finals. Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

Chiba: To suit your style, Bajrang Punia put his strategic acumen and strength to good use to fix Iran’s position in the second period Morteza Checa Ghiasi To make the semi-finals in the men’s free-style 65kg event, which took them closer to an Olympic medal here on Friday.
After being severely crippled by Ghiasi’s defensive tactics, especially a body-lock, Bajrang overtook Irani for a major part of the bout.
Twice Bajrang was placed on the activity clock and when Ghiasi caught him, left to protect his right leg.
As the second period progressed towards the last minute, Ghiasi was making a dangerous move when he grabbed Bajrang’s right leg and nearly pulled the take down.
But Bajrang not only got out of that clutches, he locked Ghiasi’s neck and went into the position from where he turned his opponent, pushed him to the mat and fell with his immense power to make him emerge victorious. Caught you.
He will now take on Haji Aliev of Azerbaijan in the gold medal match. Aliev is a three-time world champion and bronze-winner from Rio Games.
Prior to this bout, a timely take-down move helped him defeat Kyrgyzstan’s Ernazar Akmataliev in his opening bout.
Just before the end of the first period, the Indian led 3-1, but Akmataliev passed Bajrang in the second period, earning two push-out points to level the score.
As Bajrang had a high scoring move, a two-pointer take down, he was declared the winner based on the criteria.
It wasn’t the cleanest and most fluent win he is known for, but it was enough for Bajrang, who came into the games after suffering a minor knee injury during a local Russian tournament.


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