first_imgBajrang Punia on Monday had to settle for a silver medal after he went down in the final of the wrestling World Championships in Budapest.Bajrang Punia lost to Takuto Otoguro of Japan in the final of the 65kg category to finish second.Bajrang was off to a poor start as he conceded 5 points in the opening minute. But bounced back strongly to end the first period 6-7.However, in the second period the Japanese dominated from the start and maintained a healthy lead in a thrilling contest before winning the bout 16-9.The silver medal not only helped Bajrang better his bronze medal win in the 2013 edition of the World Championships but made him the only Indian wrestler to win two medals at the Worlds.The result, however, denied Bajrang achieving a rare feat of winning titles at all major championships in a single season.Earlier in the year, Bajrang had won gold medals at both the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games.last_img

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