Deepak Punia storms into the semis of wrestling men's 86kg event

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 04, 2021 10:06 IST

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Right then, Deepak Punia has stormed into the semis with two wins. He will look to continue his winning streak as he's just two wins away from clinching a gold medal. He will face a tough challenge in his semi-final bout as he locks horns with one of the best wrestlers David Taylor, who is a strong contender to win gold. However, one cannot rule out Deepak as he has done wonders today and will be looking to bag a medal for his country. 

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Deepak Punia will compete with USA's David Morris Taylor in his semi-final bout.

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Final Score

Lin Zushen 3 - Deepak Kumar 6

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China once again challenges the referee's decision, and they have lost it this time. With that, Deepak Punai earns another point and progresses to the semi-finals. 

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Deepak Punia makes a clever move in the last minutes of the game and takes two points along with him.

Lin Zushen 3 - Deepak Kumar 5

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That's a clever strategy by Deepak! He catches Lin Zushen's leg but the Chinese player doesn't seem to move. Deepak Punia exerts more pressure and pushes the player outside the ring.

China challenges the referee's decision, and they have won the challenge. With that, China earn points and level scores with India.

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That's a comeback from Deepak Punia! He takes the Chinese grappler down and earns a couple of points.

Lin Zushen 1 - Deepak Kumar 3

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China's Lin Zushen is on the lookout for his first point this match. And, he gets it! He pushes Deepak Punia out of the ring and levels scores. 

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Here we go!

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Both players have a quick chat with their coaches and return back to the ring.

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Lin Zushen tries to catch hold of Deepak's legs but the Indian is clever enough as he earns his first point of the match.

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Deepak Punia seems to be struggling a bit, but he isn't wanting to give up anytime soon.

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The referee is giving some instructions to both players.

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One minute up and the scores remain 0-0. 

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Both players are giving each other a tough contest in this match. 

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Both players enter the ring and shake hands. With that, we're underway!

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Lin Zushen enters the arena first and then comes in Deepak Punia. 

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China's Lin Zushen and India's Deepak Punia are up next!

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Deepak Punia's rankings in the last few events (2/2)

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Deepak Punia's rankings in the last few events (1/2)

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The 27-yer-old Chinese grappler started his medal quest with a clean sweep. He didn't lose a single point to his opponent and started his campaign on a positive note. 

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Zushen Lin's rankings in the last few events

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China's Lin Zushen defeated Peru's Pool Ambrocio by technical superiority in his 1/8 Finals round match! He won the match 11-0

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Deepak Punia has qualified for the quarter-finals and will compete with China's Lin Zushen. He'll be in action once again very soon. 

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With that, Deepak Punia wins by technical superiority!

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Deepak Punia takes his opponent down a couple of times and earns two points each during both occasions.

Ekerekeme Agiomor 1 - Deepak Punia 12

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Deepak Punia pushes the Nigerian player outside the ring once again and adds one more point to his tally.

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Ekerekeme Agiomor tries to get hold of Deepak Punia's legs but the Indian defends by moving backwards. 

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He follows it up with another excellent move, which sees him earn a couple of points. 

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Deepak Punia pushes the Nigerian grappler out of the ring and earns a point. 

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The play resumes!

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The coaches have a chat with their players. 

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Deepak Punia gets the Nigerian down once again and earns a couple of points.

Ekerekeme Agiomor 1 - Deepak Punia 4

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Ekerekeme Agiomor scores a point. He is one point behind Deepak Punia.

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Well, they have started again from the centre, with the Nigerian grappler hoping to make a comeback.

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Both players are playing their best today. But, India's Deepak Punia scores 2 points. 

He takes the lead 2-0 in the game.

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1st minute is gone, the scores remain 0-0.

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The referee blows the whistle and gives some instructions to the players.

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Both players are putting in their best efforts to put the other player down and score a point. 

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And they're underway!

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Deepak Punia also enters the rings and the player shakes hands.

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Ekerekeme Agiomor enters the arena, and he is followed by his coach.

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We're just a few mins away from witnessing Deepak Punia in action!

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Ekerekeme Agiomor is 26-years old, while Deepak Punia is 22-years old. 

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One last match to be played, and then we'll see our very own Deepak Punia in action. 

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Three more matches to go before we witness Deepak Punia in action!
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