CWG 2022: After injury, that thing is not visible in Bajrang Punia, will the country be able to get gold?

New Delhi: Before the Tokyo Olympics, Wrestler Bajrang Punia was considered the biggest hope of gold for India. Before the Olympics, Bajrang had won gold medals in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. Apart from this, he had proved his mettle in many other events. But in the midst of all this, those who followed wrestling regularly knew how difficult the 65kg category was.

Russia’s top seed Gadzimurad Rashidov, Japan’s 2018 world champion Takuto Otoguro, Hungary’s Izmail Muzukajev, America’s John Michael Diakomihalis, Azerbaijan’s Haji Aliyev and Kazakhstan’s Daulette Niyazbekov are among the names. Bajrang lost to Aliyev in the semi-finals, but defeated Niyazbekov in the repechage round to claim the bronze medal.

Bajrang Punia

He had injured himself before the Olympics. His injury was clearly visible during the tournament as well. In the opening round of the Olympics, he was landing on the mat with protective tape. Due to this, he was not able to fight openly with the opposition, in the bronze medal match he landed without any protection and won. After the Olympics, Bajrang did rehab for about 7 months.

He is currently training in Michigan, USA and will go directly to the Birmingham Commonwealth Games (CWG 2022) from there. In April this year, Bajrang won the silver medal in the Asian Championships. He had to struggle hard in the Commonwealth Games trials in May, but in the end he managed to make it. Still Bajrang is far behind his best. If you want to defend your title in the Commonwealth Games, then along with form, you have to get back your confidence. However, there is no big challenge in front of them here. In such a situation, it can be expected that when Bajrang lands on the mat on August 5, he will return with gold.

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