Nur-Sultan: Indian wrestler Deepak Punia reached the final of the World Wrestling Championship after defeating Swiss grappler Stefan Reichmuth by 8-2 in the 86 kg weight category here on Saturday.
“#DeepakPunia breaks into the Finals! On his debut World Championship, wrestler Deepak storms into Finals of the 86kg Freestyle event at #WrestleNursultan defeating Swiss grappler Stefan Reichmuth by 8-2.
AllTheBest @FederationWrest #WeAreTeamIndia,” Team India tweeted.
Earlier in the day, Punia secured an Olympic berth after he entered the semi-finals of the tournament. He had defeated Colombia’s Carlos Izquierdo 7-6 to enter the semi-finals.
India now has four Olympic quotas from the championship.