Tokyo Olympian Deepak Punia gained a bronze medal after defeating Maksat Satybaldy within the 86kg freestyle weight class on the U23 Asian wrestling championships 2022 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Regardless of a win, it was an unimpressive consequence from him because the Indian contingent was anticipating a greater outing from the world championships silver medallist within the match.
Within the opening two rounds, the 23-year-old Punia misplaced to eventual gold medallist Azizbek Fayzullaev of Uzbekistan and Nurtilek Karypbaev of Kyrgyzstan. Nonetheless, he overpowered Satybaldy of Kazakhstan to accept the bronze.
Final month, Deepak Punia was included within the Indian wrestling staff for the Commonwealth Video games 2022 with Tokyo 2020 medallists Bajrang Punia and Ravi Kumar Dahiya.
India gained 25 medals in all within the U23 meet within the occasion, together with 10 gold medals. The eight-day continental championship concluded on Sunday.