Wrestler Deepak Punia was painfully close to winning a bronze medal in his Olympic debut, but in the last 10 seconds of the 86 kg playoff against San Marino’s Miles Nazem Amin on Thursday Nei admitted to being knocked down and missed the feat.
Deepak’s defense was very good throughout the game, but the San Marino Warrior grabbed the Indian’s right leg at the end of the game and turned it into a knockout, taking the decisive two points
The 22-year-old son of a street vendor of milk in a village in Haryana State, before that removal, he was 2-1 ahead, but this does not mean his day.
Deepak used the draw to enter the semifinals, but lost to the powerful American David Morris Taylor in the semifinals.
Prior to this, he defeated African Championship bronze medalist Ekrekme Agiomore of Nigeria with a technical advantage, and then defeated Lin Zushen of China with 6-3 overs in the quarter-finals.