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World Wrestling Championships LIVE: Bajrang Punia set to begin World Wrestling Championship campaign


World Wrestling Championships LIVE: After Ravi Dahiya gave a disappointing performance on Friday with a disappointing exit from the pre-quarterfinal, India’s medal…

World Wrestling Championships LIVE: After Ravi Dahiya gave a disappointing performance on Friday with a disappointing exit from the pre-quarterfinal, India’s medal hopes in Men’s freestyle wrestling now solely rests on Bajrang Punia as he begins his World Wrestling Championship campaign on Saturday. The 2020 Olympic bronze medallist will be in action in the 65kg category. Meanwhile, in the 74kg category Sagar Jaglan will play in the repechage and aim for bronze medal. Follow World Wrestling Championships 2022 LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN 

World Wrestling Championships LIVE: All eyes on Bajrang Punia as he begins World Wrestling campaign – Follow LIVE updates

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India’s matches 

61kg – Assyl AITAKYN (KAZ) vs. Pankaj PANKAJ (IND)

65 kg – Winner 787 vs. Bajrang BAJRANG (IND)

97kg – Viky VIKY (IND) vs. Samuel SCHERRER (SUI)

Repechage 

74 kg – Sagar Jaglan vs To be decided

World Wrestling Championships LIVE: All eyes on Bajrang Punia as he begins World Wrestling campaign - Follow LIVE updates
World Wrestling Championships LIVE: All eyes on Bajrang Punia as he begins World Wrestling campaign – Follow LIVE updates

Having already won three medals at the World Championships, Bajrang Punia is eyeing a record fourth medal at the competition. Bajrang, who suffered from a knee injury over the last year, showed his best form at the Commonwealth Games, where he dominated his way to win a gold medal. He will look to carry forward that same form to the big stage in the 65kg category.

Bajrang Punia is the second seed and he will begin his campaign directly from the pre-quarterfinal stage. In the first round, he will face the winner between Cuba’s Alejandro Enrique Tobier and Shaohua Yuan from China. Tobier is likely to moveto the second round as he is an experienced campaigner who has a bronze medal at the World Championships.

Bajrang is then likely top face challenges from USA’s Yianni Diakomihalis and Poland’s Krzysztof Bienkowski in the quarterfinal and semifinal respectively both the wrestlers have the potential to put on a tough fight against the Indian.

Meanwhile in the 61kg category, India’s Pankaj will begin his campaign by taking on Kazakhstan’s Assyl Aitakyn. In the 97kg category, Viky will face Switzerland’s Samuel Scherrer in the first round.

World Wrestling Championships LIVE: All eyes on Bajrang Punia as he begins World Wrestling campaign – Follow LIVE updates



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