Punia beat his opponent 8-0 to clinch the bronze medal. Social media erupted in praise of the 27-year-old from Haryana after his medal-winning heroics.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the star wrestler for his efforts. “Delightful news from #Tokyo2020! Spectacularly fought @BajrangPunia. Congratulations to you for your accomplishment, which makes every Indian proud and happy,” PM Modi tweeted.
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