Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia delivered a stellar performance in the Tokyo Olympics and claimed a bronze medal. However, the wrestler is not yet done and has promised to keep practising and training for future events where he will aim to claim a podium finish. Punia took to Twitter and thanked the fans and followers for their support. “I would like to thank the people of India for the opportunity to be India”s flag-bearer at the Tokyo Olympics. I promise that I will keep working hard to keep the flag of my country high. Jai Hind,” Bajrang Punia tweeted in Hindi. Punia outclassed Kazakhstan’s Daulet Niyazbekov 8-0 to win the bronze.
Punia was India’s flag bearer in the closing ceremony. The wrestler entered the stadium holding the Indian flag and joined the flag bearers of other countries to mark the end of the Tokyo Olympics.
Bajrang along with other athletes walked to the centre and formed a ring around the lamp as the whole area lit up to celebrate the completion of the marquee event.
मैं टोक्यो 2020 ओलंपिक में भारत का ध्वजवाहक बनने के अवसर के लिए भारत के लोगों को धन्यवाद देना चाहता हूं। मैं वादा करता हूं कि मैं अपने देश का झंडा ऊंचा रखने के लिए कड़ी मेहनत करता रहूंगा। 🇮🇳 जय हिन्द 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/pBkG1wiNlg
— Bajrang Punia 🇮🇳 (@BajrangPunia) August 9, 2021
The Tokyo Olympics was played amidst COVID-19 scare and despite few cases, the tournament turned out to be a great success.
This was the best Olympics for India in terms of medals won. Neeraj Chopra won India an elite gold while Mirabai Chanu (Silver), PV Sindhu (Bronze), Ravi Kumar Dahiya (Silver), Bajrang Punia (Bronze), Lovlina Borgohain (Bronze) and the Indian Men’s hockey team (Bronze) also made the country proud.