PM Modi praises Vinesh Phogat & Bajrang Punia for bronze medal finishes at the world wrestling championship
On Monday, September 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised and congratulated wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat for their accomplishments at the World Wrestling Championships in Belgrade.
PM Modi said
Our wrestlers make us proud. Congrats to @Phogat_Vinesh and @BajrangPunia on their Bronze medal wins at the World Wrestling Championships, Belgrade. This is special for both as Vinesh becomes the 1st Indian woman to win 2 medals on this platform and Bajrang wins his 4th medal. pic.twitter.com/atFe4Dbzov— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 19, 2022
By winning a bronze medal in the most recent competition in Belgrade on Sunday, freestyle wrestler Bajrang Punia became the First Indian to win four medals at the World Wrestling Championships. Sports Authority of India also acknowledges his performance on their official Twitter handle.
4th Worlds medal for @BajrangPunia— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) September 18, 2022
Our Tokyo Olympics BRONZE medalist has bagged a BRONZE again. This time at the Wrestling World Championships (FS 65kg) in Belgrade
His World Championships CV now:
SILVER - 2018
BRONZE - 2013, 2019, 2022#WrestleBelgrade pic.twitter.com/vF1kOEEflL
It is Bajrang's third bronze in the world. Earlier in his career, the renowned Indian wrestler won bronze in 2013, silver in 2018, and bronze in 2019. Click Here to know the complete list of Bajrang's medals won at different events.
When Vinesh Phogat won a 53 kg bronze medal in Belgrade last week, she became the First Indian woman wrestler to earn two World Championship medals. Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur took to his Twitter handle to congratulate Vinesh on the victory.
History Scripted at Belgrade!— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) September 14, 2022
Congratulations @Phogat_Vinesh on the spectacular bronze medal win in the 53kg category of the World Wrestling Championships 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia! pic.twitter.com/uLOFZTCvFP