XI�AN (CHINA), April 23: World number one Bajrang Punia logged 10 points in a row in the gold medal bout to reclaim his Asian Championship crown, defeating Kazakhstan�s Sayatbek Okassov 12-7 in a nail-biting 65kg men�s free style final here on Tuesday.
The CWG and Asian Games champion was trailing 2-7 with just 60 seconds to go for the final bell but the unperturbed Indian produced three gut wrench moves and an exposure move to take eight points after he began the attack with a two-point take down.
The Kazkah was visibly tired while Bajrang showed immense stamina and brain under pressure to emerge triumphant.
It is Bajrang�s second gold at this championship, having won one in 2017. Overall, it was the fifth medal for the Indian in this tournament. � PTI