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Fear of injury to Byrang Punia before the Tokyo Olympics

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Fear of injury to Byrang Punia before the Tokyo Olympics

Indian star wrestler Byrang Punia suffered an injury to his right knee while competing in a local Russian tournament, less than a month before the start of the Tokyo Olympics.

However, his coach Shako Bentinidis assured that you have nothing to worry about.

Competing in the Ali Alyev tournament, Bajrang faced A Kudyev in the semifinals when he suffered an injury.

It all started with a right-footed attack that Byrang launched against the Russian, but Kudiev grabbed Byrang’s right leg and pulled him away. As Byrang lay on his back on the mat, Kudev went for the pin, but the Indian, convulsing in pain, had given up by then.

The referee immediately stopped the match and called the physiotherapist.

Byrang struggled to his feet and was seen limping as he lost the match.

“He is fine and normal. He has been given an injection to kill the pain. He doesn’t look serious, he needs to be fine,” Georgian Bayrang coach Shako Bentinidis told PTI Russia.

One of India’s favorite medals at the Tokyo Games, Byrang has been in Russia for several weeks while skipping the Polish Open, preferring to train in Russia.

Ali Aliyev’s meeting was a regular event for the UWW annual calendar, but this year the Russian Federation did not receive permission from the world governing body due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Russian Federation then continued the tournament.

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