The Indian freestyle wrestler Bajrang Punia has entered the semi-finals in Tokyo Olympics Men’s freestyle 65 Kg category. Punia will compete against Azerbaijan’s Haji Aliyev in the scheduled match on August 6, 2021. It will be played at 2:45 PM where both the athletes will battle to knock each other down in this crucial fixture. Since the winning wrestler will grab the chance to perform in the finals and to obtain the anticipated gold medal for their individual countries, no player wants to lose the opportunity and will certainly look forward to qualifying the round to enter the finals.
Before qualifying for the semi-finals, the players performed in the Quarter-finals. Bajrang Punia encountered Cheka Ghiasi belonging to Iran. The match was quite intense as Cheka was scoring points while Punia was seen struggling in the beginning. However, the tables turned and the Indian wrestler pinned his competitor and managed to defeat him to reach the semi-finals. Nw, he will face Azerbaijan’s veteran player Haji Aliyev who has secured a bronze medal earlier at Rio Olympics. Being a three-time world champion. Haji is expected to give a tough competition to Bajrang Punia today in this most-anticipated match.
Match Details– Bajrang Punia Vs Haji Aliyev
Tokyo Olympics 65 Kg Category Semifinals
Date– August 6, 2021
Time– 2:45 PM IST
Bajrang Punia is debuting with this Olympics and impressively, he has delivered extraordinary performances in the scheduled matches so far in the tournament. Speaking of Haji Aliyev, he might have been the world champion three times, but it would be his first match in the 65 kg category as all the previous fixtures he appeared in was 57 kg. He had won a bronze medal in the mentioned category at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Besides, he won the world title in 2014, 2015, and 2017 and became one of the best wrestlers in his country.
Azerbaijan’s wrestler would also have to focus on the opponent’s weakness and try to achieve victory by securing points. The anticipated match will get live-streamed on Sony LIV while the spectators can continue to follow Social Telecasr for live updates of the match. Talking about the television, Bajrang Punia vs Haji Aliyev’s freestyle match in the 65 kg category will also be telecasted on DD National. Whoever wrestler will come out as the winner in today’s semi-final match, will qualify for the gold medal match and gain a chance to secure a gold medal for their country. Keep following our site for more updates.