Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia tweeted that he dedicates his gold medal to the late prime minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee
New Delhi: Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia made the whole nation proud as he clinched a gold medal in the men’s 65 kg category at the Asian Games 2018. The wrestler then took to Twitter to announce that he dedicates his gold medal to the late prime minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Punia tweeted, “I dedicate my Asian Games gold medal to late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee”.
This is Punia’s second gold after his win at Incheon 2014 in the 61 kg category.
I gave my best and won the Gold. I am happy that I could do in 2018 what Yogi bhai (Yogeshwar Dutt) did in 2014. The blessings of people are with me so everything is going well: Bajrang Punia, gold medal winner in Men's 65kg freestyle wrestling #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/2T2el13tsr— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2018
Last week India’s chef de mission for Asian Games 2018 Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh had said that as a tribute to the beloved ex prime minister, all medals won by Indian athletes at the Asian Games would be dedicated to him as a mark of respect.
All the medals which will be won by the Indian athletes in #AsianGames2018 will be dedicated to the former Prime Minister #AtalBihariVajpayee: Chef de Mission (CDM) Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh to ANI (file pic) pic.twitter.com/ex16bq6dDj— ANI (@ANI) August 17, 2018
The legendary Vajpayee passed away on August 16 at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
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Last Updated 9, Sep 2018, 9:38 AM