Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has made it into the semi-finals of the men's freestyle 65 kg event. He defeated Iran's Morteza Ghiasi Cheka in the quarterfinals to advance further. The Indian wrestler defeated the Iranian by pinning him down to the mat (victory by fall). After trailing in the first two rounds, Punia made a comeback and took the match in his favour.
Before that Punia had defeated Kyrgyzstan's Ernazar Akmataliev in the ⅛ final. Punia has his hopes high when he will walk out in the squared circle. All eyes will be on the ace Indian wrestler to make it to the finàl of the freestyle event.
Bajrang Punia will be facing Azerbaijan's Haji Aliyev in the semi-finals at the Makuhari Messe Hall A Mat B.
Prior to that semi-final match, here are all the details you need to know:
When is Bajrang Punia's semi-final match?
Bajrang Punia's semi-final match is scheduled on August 6. As per the Tokyo 2020 Olympics official website, the match will begin at 2:45 PM (IST).
Where will the match be played?
The semi-final match in wrestling Men's Freestyle 65kg will be played at the Makuhari Messe Hall A Mat B.
Where to watch Bajrang Punia's semi-final match?
The match can be watched live on the Sony Sports Network in India. It will be telecasted on Sony Channels with various commentary options.
Can the match be streamed online?
The semi-final match at Tokyo 2020 can be streamed online on the Sony Liv App. Viewers can also watch it on https://www.sonyliv.com/.
If Bajrang Punia advances to the final, the match will take place on August 7 at the Makuhari Messe Hall A Mat B.
LATEST UPDATE: Bajrang Punia lost 5-12 to Haji Aliyev. He will now compete for bronze medal match on August 7, Saturday.