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Bajrang Punia to be the First Indian Wrestler to Fight at Iconic Madison Square Garden

Published on April 30, 2019
India's Bajrang Punia is the first Indian wrestler to be invited by the American wrestling body for a special fight at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York, US.
Bajrang Punia to be the First Indian Wrestler to Fight at Iconic Madison Square Garden

Details:

  • He will be among other top wrestlers selected by the American governing body for the 6th May 2019 tournament.
  • He will take on two-time US national champion Yianni Diakomahlis in "Grapple at the Garden" Beat the Streets fight night event, which has become a major showcase for international wrestling since 2010.

Achievements of Bajrang Punia:

  • The 25-year-old, currently holds World No.1 title in 65-kg weight category freestyle wrestling.
  • He has won eight gold medals from his earlier nine international tournaments including 2018's Commonwealth and Asian Games.
  • He also registered only gold medal won by India in recently concluded Asian Wrestling Championships, in 65kg men's freestyle category.

Question:

Q. Who is the first Indian wrestler to be invited by the American wrestling body for a special fight at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York, US on 6th May 2019?
a. Bajrang Punia

b. Susheel Kumar
c. Yogeshwar Dutt
d. Narsingh Yadav
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