Asian Wrestling Championships: Bajrang Punia faces Takuto Otoguro in rematch of 2018 final

Asian Wrestling Championships: Bajrang Punia faces Takuto Otoguro in rematch of 2018 final

Bajrang Punia and Ravi Dahiya on Saturday assured themselves of silver medals at the Asian Wrestling Championships underway at the KD Jadhav Wrestling Hall in the national capital.

Satyawart Kadiyan (97kg) and Gourav Baliyan (79kg) also assured themselves of silver medals. Naveen (70kg) lost in the semi-final and will face Uzbekistan's Meirzhan Ashirov in the bronze medal match.

Bajrang was dominant in the 65kg category, beating the three opponents he faced by technical superiority. The Asian Games gold medallist started the day with a 11-0 win over Tajikstan's Dzamshed Sharifov. He then beat Uzbekistan's Abbos Rakhmonov 12-2 in the quarter final.

Bajrang then faced Iranian junior world champion Amirhossein Magshoudi. He won the bout 10-0 to go through to the final. He now faces Japan's Takuto Otoguro in a rematch of the 2018 World Championships final.