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Asian Games: Sports fraternity laud wrestler Bajrang Punia

News Agencies | Updated on: 20 August 2018, 12:30 IST

Several sports personalities have come in unison to congratulate wrestler Bajrang Punia, who, on Sunday, bagged the first gold medal for India at the 18th Asian Games.

Punia won his maiden Asian Games gold in the 65kg category by defeating Japan's Daichi Takatani in Jakarta. To celebrate the victory, Virender Sehwaag, Saina Nehwal among others took to Twitter to post their wishes.

Former India opener Virender Sehwaag congratulated the 24-year-old for fulfilling his promise of clinching the gold. "Wah ! @BajrangPunia . So proud of you for making us proud. Congratulations for the Gold and for fulfilling your promise of winning one. Shaabash ! #AsianGame2018," he wrote.

On the other hnd, Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal tweeted, "Congratulations @BajrangPunia gold medal #wrestling #asiangames2018"

VVS Laxman: #BajrangPunia wins Gold in Men's Freestyle 65 kg category. Congratulations @BajrangPunia for making us proud and making our flag fly high #AsianGames2018

--ANI

First published: 20 August 2018, 12:30 IST
 
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