Tue, 22 Sep 2020

Nur-Sultan [Kazakhstan], Sept 21 (ANI): Indian wrestler Deepak Punia reached the final of the World Wrestling Championship after defeating Swiss grappler Stefan Reichmuth by 8-2 in the 86 kg weight category here on Saturday.

"DeepakPunia breaks into the Finals! On his debut World Championship, wrestler Deepak storms into Finals of the 86kg Freestyle event at WrestleNursultan defeating Swiss grappler Stefan Reichmuth by 8-2. AllTheBest @FederationWrest WeAreTeamIndia," Team India tweeted.

Earlier in the day, Punia secured an Olympic berth after he entered the semi-finals of the tournament. He had defeated Colombia's Carlos Izquierdo 7-6 to enter the semi-finals.

India now has four Olympic quotas from the championship. (ANI)

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