Tokyo Olympics: Deepak Punia loses to Myles Amine in Men’s Freestyle 86kg Bronze medal match

No medal for Deepak Punia as he lost to San Marino’s wrestler named Myles Amine. The game was very intense as the whole scenario changed in the last seconds of the game.

Wrestler Deepak Punia loses 4-2 in the bronze medal match against San Marino’s Amine Myles. It was a good game for the Indian wrestler, but the last 10 seconds cost him a medal. Deepak was leading 2-1 till the last 10 seconds when he was taken down by San Marino’s man. After the final whistle, the Indian coach challenged the decision but it didn’t go in Deepak’s favour.

Punia got 2 points at the very early stage of the game. There was a time in the first half where Amine was really pushing hard to get the point, but Punia stood strong and defended well. Even after showing such a good defensive display he still gave away one point just before halftime. He was leading 2-1 at the break.


As soon as the second half started, the Indian coach was continuously telling Punia to defend.  He was looking a bit tired in the second half and didn’t make a single attempt to secure some points as he had a clear strategy in his mind. His strategy to defend almost worked out but Amine did very well and made a comeback.

The full-time score was 4-2 and it was all over for Deepak. However, everyone had to wait for the final decision as the challenge was been made by the Indian coach, but it didn’t change the final score.