Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Bajrang Punia will take the mat for the primary time since his historic feat final yr, on the Asian Championship, after he beat Rohit within the trials. Bajrang, together with Ravi and Deepak Punia have been immediately put into the finals of the trials, a transfer unwelcome by many.
All three wrestlers in query did ultimately make the championship squad, which begins on April 19 in Mongolia. Ravi acquired a walkover from Aman within the 57kg, whereas Deepak beat Vinod 6-0.
Bajarang was anticipated to make a comeback earlier within the yr, in a few Rating Sequence occasions, however couldn’t, as a result of a left knee situation. This was evident in his bout towards Rohit as nicely, with the latter taking a 0-2 lead over Bajrang initially. However the skilled wrestler, who has been coaching with no physio because the Tokyo Video games, defended nicely.
“This was my first bout after Olympics. It takes time to get that sharpness while you go to mat after so many months. After my harm I did my rehab alone, I didn’t have a private physio with me, in any other case I might have recovered early,” Bajrang stated. “General I’m proud of my efficiency contemplating that I competed after eight months. I felt good.”
In the meantime, the extreme competitors was witnessed within the 74kg class the place Yashi Tushir managed to make it to the staff. He acquired the higher of Pritam, the reigning nationwide champion within the class.
Indian staff Males’s freestyle: Ravi Kumar Dahiya (57kg), Mangal (61kg), Bajrang Punia (65kg), Naveen (70kg), Yash Tushir (74kg), Gourav Baliyan (79kg), Deepak Punia (86kg), Vicky Chahar (92kg), Satyawart Kadian (97kg), Anirudh Gulia (125kg)
Greco-Roman: Arjuna Halakurki (55kg), Gyanender (60kg), Neeraj (63kg), Sachin Sehrawat (67kg), Vikas (72kg), Sajan (77kg), Harpreet Singh (82kg), Sunil Kumar (87kg), Ravi (97kg), Prem (130kg)
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