Ace Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia© AFP
Star Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia stated he’s engaged on getting again to his attacking greatest after defending his Commonwealth Video games title within the 65kg class right here on Friday. Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Bajrang beat Canada’s Lachlan McNeil 9-2 within the remaining. “The battle was good, the opponent was powerful too. I had harm (knee) through the Olympics. The plan was to progressively come again to my previous self. I’ll sit with the coaches and work on the weak point that I’ve going ahead, the world championships is my subsequent goal,” stated Bajrang.
On purposely attempting to assault greater than what he has within the latest previous, the 28-year-old stated: “After harm I had stated you’re going to get to see Bajrang of 2018 and I’m engaged on that solely.” His Canadian opponent McNeil was all reward for Bajrang.
“In terms of conditioning, he’s one of the best on the earth. I put together particularly for him however he was higher on the day. He has proven me areas I nonetheless have to work on. Pleased with the silver although. It has been a very long time coming,” stated McNeil.
On her CWG debut, younger wrestler Anshu Malik needed to accept silver after a tricky loss to Nigeria’s Odunayo Folasade, who defended her 57kg title.
Anshu, who turned 21 on Friday, was in tears after dropping the ultimate bout.
“I gave my all on the mat. The elbow harm I had earlier than coming right here meant I couldn’t work sufficient on my higher physique power. Had I acquired another month, the results of the boutt would have been completely different.” Anshu didn’t assault a lot within the first spherical, serving to the Nigerian take a 4-0 lead.
“Could also be I might have attacked extra within the first spherical like I did within the second spherical,” stated the 2021 World Championships silver medallist.
“In the previous couple of minutes I went for an all out method. I had misplaced to her in Italy as nicely in 2020 but it surely was a lot nearer this time. I got here right here for gold however I gave all of it on the mat.”
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