Las Vegas: Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia suffered a heartbreak in the men's freestyle 61 kg bronze medal match against Vasyl Shuptar of Ukraine, losing on a judges' verdict after the scores were tied at 6-6 at the World Championships here.

The 21-year-old had earlier defeated American Reece Humphrey 6-0 and Beka Lomtadze of Georgia (13-6) in the repechage round to set up the bronze medal clash on Friday.