Bajrang Poonia & Pooja Dhanda wins medals in World Wrestling Championship – 2018

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Haryana’s Pooja Dhanda & Bajrang Poonia wins medals in 15th Edition of World Wrestling Championship held at Budapest and Hungary. This Championship was held from 20-28 October, 2018.

From India 30 Wrestler participated for wrestling event in World Wrestling Championship – 2018. Only two player Pooja Dhanda and Bajrang Poonia wins medals in 15th Edition of Wrestling.

Bajrang Poonia & Pooja Dhanda wins medals in World Wrestling Championship - 2018

Dhanda defeated Grace Bullen of Norway 10-7 in the 57kg Freestyle category to secure the bronze medal at the Papp Lszlo Sport Arena.

Do You Know –  Before Pooja Dhanda three Indian women wrestlers has won the medal at the Worlds Championships.

  • Alka Tomar in 2006, Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat in 2012 – Bronze medal.

Bajrang Poonia wins Silver Medal in World Wrestling Championship – 2018. Poonia lost the men’s 65kg freestyle final 9-16 to Japanese teenager Takuto Otoguro.

Do You Know – Poonia is only Indian Wrestler to win two medals at World Wrestling Championship. He won a bronze in 2013.

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About Pooja Dhanda –

Born – 1 Jan 1994

Related Place – Gudana village of Hisar district in Haryana,

Occupation – Wrestler

Achievement – Won the silver medal in the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, and 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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About Bajrang Poonia –

Born – 26 Feb 1994

Related Place – Khudana village of Jhajjar district in Haryana

Occupation – Wrestler (Freestyle)

Awards – Arjun Award (2018)

Achievement –

  • Bronze – 2013 Budapest (60 kg)
  • Silver – 2018 Buda pest (65 kg)
  • Gold – Asian games 2018 (65 kg)
  • Gold – 2018 Gold Coast 2018 (65 kg)
  • Silver – 2014 Glasgow (61 kg)
  • Silver – World U23 Wrestling Championships, 2017 Bydgoszcz

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