Bajrang Punia regains his throne, becomes World No 1 in 65kg freestyle category

News Bharati    18-Apr-2019

New Delhi, April 18: Exploring various genres of scaling new heights, India has performed exceptionally well in sports. Giving wings to their dreams, every nook and corner of the country saw a hidden gem in its soil. One such gem is Bajrang Punia who regained his position as World No 1 on Wednesday.

The top Indian grappler Bajrang Punia regained the world number one spot in the men's 65kg freestyle category in the rankings issued by United World Wrestling on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old Indian, who won gold in the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games as well as a silver in the World Championships last year, secured 58 ranking points ahead of Akhmed Chakaev of Russia, who has 21 points in his kitty.

Bajrang, who is currently preparing for the Asian Wrestling Championship to be held in China from 23 April, had first reached the world number one spot in November last year.

He won a gold at the Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament in Bulgaria last month.