Gold medallist Bajrang Punia given a hero’s welcome at Delhi airport
Bajrang Punia has returned home to a hero’s welcome after winning the country’s first gold at the Asian Games. The wrestler won 11-8 against Japanese rival Takatani Daichi. The 24-year old from Haryana’s Jhajjar got the better of Takatani of Japan in a closely fought final bout. Punia sped away to a 6-0 lead before the Japanese wrestler fought back to tie the bout at 6-6. But Punia’s resilience eventually paid off as he put in a great defensive show towards the end of the bout to hold on to a great victory.