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Deepak Punia advances to World Wrestling Championships final

Nur-Sultan [Kazakhstan]: Indian wrestler Deepak Punia reached the final of the World Wrestling Championship after defeating Swiss grappler Stefan Reichmuth by 8-2 in the 86 kg weight category here on Saturday. 

"#DeepakPunia breaks into the Finals! On his debut World Championship, wrestler Deepak storms into Finals of the 86kg Freestyle event at #WrestleNursultan defeating Swiss grappler Stefan Reichmuth by 8-2. #AllTheBest @FederationWrest #WeAreTeamlndia," Team India tweeted. 

Earlier in the day, Punia secured an Olympic berth after he entered the semi-finals of the tournament. He had defeated Colombia's Carlos Izquierdo 7-6 to enter the semi-finals. India now has four Olympic quotas from the championship. 

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