Deepak Punia won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games 2022 . He said he was worried because he lost bronze medal match at the Olympics on August 5, 2021 .
BIRMINGHAM, MA: Deepak Punia, an Indian wrestler who won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games 2022, said he was focused on his game and was concerned because he lost his bronze medal match at the Olympics on August 5, 2021, which was today (Friday).Deepak dominated the men's freestyle 86kg class by defeating Muhammad Inam Butt, a 2010 and 2018 CWG gold medallist from Pakistan, in the final at Coventry Arena.I want to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his support for the players.Since I didn't win a medal in the Olympics, he inspired me.I'm I concentrated on my game and reached my goal.Our national anthem was played on a special occasion.I was a little nervous because I lost the bronze medal in the Olympics on August 5, 2021, and today was the same date, he said.Deepak won the gold-medal match 3-0. Punia was good at it, and in the second period, he defended himself and held his opponents at bay, claiming the gold.The defending champion from Pakistan struggled to find a foothold in Punias tight defense and couldnt score a single point in the final.
Feeling proud of the spectacular sporting performance by our very own Deepak Punia! He is India’s pride and has given India many laurels. Every Indian is elated by his winning the Gold medal. Best wishes to him for all upcoming endeavours. pic.twitter.com/tk9NuAIN1s— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 5, 2022