Tokyo Olympics 2020: Wrestler Deepak Punia loses to Myles Nazem in bronze medal match

Punia lost control in the dying minutes of the game

By Rajan Nath - August 05, 2021 4:08 pm

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian wrestler Deepak Punia was defeated by San Marino's Amine Myles Nazem at the last moment during the bronze medal match at Tokyo Olympics.

Deepak Punia suffered a 2-4 defeat on the basis of points in the bronze medal match.

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In the first period, Deepak Punia went on to take an early 2-0 lead and the pressure was on his opponent. However, Amine scored one more point to bring the scoreline to 2-1 and a crucial three minutes were in store.

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Later, Punia lost control in the dying minutes of the game and hence, he had to come back empty-handed.

Earlier on Thursday, Ravi Dahiya settled for silver after going down against the Russian Olympic Committee's (ROC) Zavur Uguev in the men's 57 kg freestyle category at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Uguev dominated the match and didn't give any chance to the Indian grappler to come out with flying colors as India lost the chance to win its first gold medal in wrestling. Despite starting off cautiously Uguev got off the mark and doubled his lead within seconds.

-PTC News