Indian Wrestler Punia Inspired by Hassan Yazdani
- September, 24, 2021 - 17:14
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia says that he has been inspired by Iran’s Hassan Yazdani.
The Indian freestyler won a bronze medal at the men's 65kg in the 2020 Olympic Games.
In an interview with newindianexpress.com, Punia lauded American wrestler Jordan Burroughs and Yazdani.
“I admire and look up to the US wrestler Burroughs who has won multiple titles including World Championships, World Cup and the US Open championships, among others."
“I am also inspired by Hassan Yazdani of Iran, who is also a very good friend of mine. He fights in the 86kg category and is an Olympian and World Champion,” Punia said.