Tokyo Olympics Wrestling: Bronze medal slips from Deepak Punia’s hand, Indian lose bronze medal in last 10 seconds of the fight:Grappler Deepak Punia was not able to win a bronze medal in the men’s freestyle 86kg category at the Tokyo Olympics after suffering a defeat at the hands of Myles Amine of San Marino here at the Makuhari Messe Hall A Mat B on Thursday. Punia suffered a 2-4 defeat on the basis of points in the bronze medal match.
In the first period, Punia went on to take an early 2-0 lead and the pressure was on his opponent. In the same period, Amine scored one more point to bring the scoreline to 2-1 and a crucial three minutes were in store. However, Punia lost control in the dying minutes of the game and he had to come back empty handed.
Earlier on Thursday, Ravi Dahiya settled for silver after going down against the Russian Olympic Committee’s (ROC) Zavur Uguev in the men’s 57 kg freestyle category at the Tokyo Olympics.
Uguev dominated the match and didn’t give any chance to the Indian grappler to come out with flying colours as India lost the chance to win its first gold medal in wrestling. Despite starting off cautiously Uguev got off the mark and doubled his lead within seconds.
@4:48PM: Deepak Punia vs Myles Amine of San Marino LIVE Updates: Both wrestlers are on the mat and ready to fight – Can the Indian win another medal for India?
ROUND 2 –
- Brilliant defense
- Just 1 point lead for Deepak Punia in this bronze medal fight
- Just 1 min left
- Myles Amine continuously going for leg attack – but Deepak defense is holding up
- Deepak Punia’s defense was brilliant in the 1st round – he needs to continue
ROUND 1 – DEEPAK Punia leads 2-1
- Great defense by Deepak again /
- Myles Amine attacks again
- TAKEDOWN for Deepak Punia – he leads 2-0
- Brilliant defense by Deepak Punia – Myles made the 1st attack
- Deepak as usual starts slow – gauging San Marino wrestler
- 2nd Seed Deepak Punia vs 3rd seed Myles Amine
Tokyo Olympics Wrestling LIVE: Deepak Punia ready to fight for Bronze medal against Myles Amine; follow for live updates
@4:45 PM: Deepak Punia has reached the venue and will enter the ring in few minutes.