Deepak Punia advances to quarters of men’s 86 kg 

Indian wrestler Deepak Punia’s Commonwealth Games 2022 campaign was off to a good start.

He defeated Matthew Oxenham of New Zealand in his men’s freestyle 86 kg category match to enter the quarterfinal on Friday. 

Deepak was at his most dominant in this match which lasted for three minutes and 22 seconds.  

He crushed his New Zealand opponent by 10-0. 

Oxenham did not even get a chance to break free from Punia’s grip and walked away from the match without a point. 

Technical skill-wise, Deepak was just too good for Oxenham and this factor helped him win. Punia’s quarterfinal opponent is yet to be decided.