Bajrang Punia will compete in international meets, including UWW Ranking events, the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham as well as the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.
Bajrang Punia and Ravi Dahiya have conveyed the message to the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) that they will prefer to train under Indian coaches instead of hiring a personal coach from abroad.
After an eventful 2021 that included Tokyo Olympics, India's top sportspersons face a challenging 2022. Their dreams and aspirations remain as high as ever.
BCCI boss Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli contradicted each other on future of Indian captaincy while Olympians Manika Batra, Sushil Kumar and Mary Kom made headlines for the wrong reasons in 2021.
Vinesh Phogat's disappointment in Tokyo 2020 was offset by medals from Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Bajrang Punia but Sushil Kumar ended up in jail in a roller-coaster 2021 for Indian wrestling.
A brainchild of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the outreach initiative envisages all Olympians and Paralympians interacting with students from 75 schools each in two years to motivate the youngsters to have 'Santulit Ahaar' or a balanced diet and take on fitness activities.
The wrestler, apparently an overage competitor, was not allowed to participate in U-15 National Wrestling Championships. BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, slapped the wrestler since he could not pacify him.
On Wednesday, Nisha Dahiya and her brother Suraj were mistakenly declared shot dead in Sonepat. Later it was found that the deceased was her namesake and upcoming wrestler.
Geeta Phogat is set to make a comeback to competitive wrestling after giving birth to her son, Arjun, in 2018.
Anshu Malik became the only fifth Indian woman wrestler to win a world medal and so far the best one.
Anshu became only the sixth Indian to make the Worlds gold medal match after Bishambar Singh (1967), Sushil Kumar (2010), Amit Dahiya (2013), Bajrang Punia (2018) and Deepak Punia (2019).
Sarita will face Bulgarian Bilyana Zhivkova Duodova in the 59kg semis for a place in final. In 57kg, Anshu Malik also made it to last four.
Wrestler and Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar had sought relief from the court, claiming police had built a false case against him.
However, Satywart Kadian (97kg) and Sushil (70kg) lost their qualification rounds.
Ravinder will take on Armenia's Arsen Harutyunyan, the European champion bronze medallist, in the evening session on Sunday (October 3).
Ravinder, a junior World Championships silver medallist, gave a good account of himself by defeating defending champion Beka Lomtadze in an earlier round.
The proven performers such as Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya, Vinesh Phogat and Deepak Punia are all missing from the squad either due to injury issues or lack of preparation.
The 27-year-old reigning Asian champion had pulled out of the World Championship trials here on August 31 after competing in her opening bout
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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