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Video: Punia is welcomed at the airport by a horde of people, saying it’s great to be greeted so warmly

Video: Punia is welcomed at the airport by a horde of people, saying it’s great to be greeted so warmly

Bajrang Punia, a wrestler, was greeted warmly at the Delhi Airport. As he exited the airport, the wrestler was hailed by a large audience. Neeraj Chopra’s gold medal was India’s first in 13 years and the first in track and field sports.

Key Summary

  • Bajrang Punia, an Indian wrestler who won bronze at the Tokyo Olympics, returned to India on Monday and was greeted warmly at the Delhi Airport.
  • Punia was seen welcoming and waving to his fans from the sunroof of an SUV that had numerous admirers hanging to it.
  • The focus will undoubtedly be on Neeraj Chopra, who won India’s first gold in 13 years and the first ever in the track and field events.

Banjrang Punia, an Indian wrestler who won bronze at the Tokyo Olympics, returned to India on Monday and was greeted warmly at the Delhi Airport. A large crowd greeted the wrestler outside the airport’s gates.

The complete Indian contingent came from Japan today, but the most dramatic exit was made by wrestler Bajrang Punia, who was seen welcoming and waving to his fans from the sunroof of an SUV that had numerous admirers hanging to it as it made its way out of the airport, breaching all traffic restrictions.

Punia added after seeing a big greeting, “It feels fantastic to get such sort of love and respect.” Punia continued, “We’ll try to do better next time, I had a knee problem.”

Punia then departed the airport and arrived to the hotel, where a ceremony honoring the medalists from the Tokyo Olympics will be place shortly.

As returning athletes made their way through a big crowd both inside and outside the airport, they were greeted with loud cheers from ecstatic fans, family members, and some local political officials. To demonstrate their support for the medalists, people danced, sang, and screamed their hearts out.

The large crowd threw social distance rules out the window, as many people, many of them without masks surged in to catch a sight of the stars.

On arrival, the athletes were garlanded and given bouquets, and the airport personnel applauded them as they made their way out into chaos.

Boxer Lovlina Borgohain, shuttler P V Sindhu, the men’s hockey team, and wrestler Bajrang Punia all won bronze medals.

The focus will undoubtedly be on Neeraj Chopra, who won India’s first gold in 13 years and the first-ever in the track and field events.

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