Wrestling has all the time been an integral a part of India’s Olympics plan. We’ve got a whole lot of potential and nice expertise with promising futures.
Already 4 Indian’s have certified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. They’re Ravi Kumar, Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia and Deepak Punia.
All these 4 athletes have been doing extraordinarily properly of late and their possibilities of successful a medal on the upcoming Olympics appears to be like fairly vibrant.
The World Wrestling Championship that was held in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan final September served as a event for the 2020 Olympic qualification.
Deepak Punia who was already the reigning Junior World Champion, marched straight into the finals of the Senior World Championships within the 86kg class. He secured the silver medal as he needed to withdraw the match attributable to a leg damage.
One other Indian wrestler worthy of a point out right here is Rahul Conscious. On the World Championships, he reached the semi-finals however of the 61kgs class. This class is a non-Olympic class.
As for Ravi Kumar, Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia, they secured the bronze medal of their respective classes and therefore sealed their spot within the Olympic.
Let’s take a more in-depth have a look at our incredible 4 qualifiers.
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The final Olympics was fairly a tragedy for Vinesh. Sadly, her journey ended on the quarter-finals as she suffered an damage and was taken off the bottom on a stretcher.
This damage was not going to let her down. Quickly after restoration, Vinesh has been getting ready extraordinarily properly for Tokyo 2020. She was so near tasting victory final time and this time she’s going to be a drive to reckon with.
In 2018, she gained two gold medals within the 50kg class on the Commonwealth Video games and Asian Video games respectively. It was just a few months later that she determined to shift to the 53kgs class.
Surprisingly, this shift within the class was fairly straightforward for Vinesh. She settled in extraordinarily properly.
In 2019, she claimed the bronze medal on the Asian Wrestling Championships and even gained a few gold medals in different outstanding worldwide occasions.
She was the primary Indian to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Her possibilities of successful a medal on the Olympics appear very promising.
#2. Ravi Kumar
Ravi Kumar Dhaiya, who’s competing within the in 57 kgs class, secured a bronze medal in his very first World Wrestling Championship. He dominated over Reza Atri Nagarchi of Iran who was a former Asian Champion, by a rating of 6-3.
Although Ravi Kumar is a person of few phrases, he’s a person of nice expertise and talent. He lets his physique do all of the speaking when he’s within the wrestling area.
His win towards Japanese Yuki Takahashi is the one which gave him a ticket to the Olympics.
In 2015, he gained a silver medal on the U-23 World Championships. Ravi Kumar is an especially fierce competitor who offers India hope of a medal in wrestling.
#3. Bajrang Punia
Apparently, in 2016, in the course of the Rio Olympics, Bajrang Punia determined to opt-out of taking part because it was his idol, Yogeshwar Dutt’s final look on the Olympics.
Yogeshwar Dutt too was within the 65kgs class. Bajrang, who seemed as much as him so deeply, did not wish to stand in his approach of a attainable medal.
Sadly, Yogeshwar misplaced within the early levels of the Olympics. He appreciated the type gesture by Bajrang and repaid him by providing his experience and mentorship.
The 2 have labored collectively ever since and the outcomes are clear. From 2017 one can see the incline in Bajrang’s efficiency. He bagged the gold medal on the Asian Wrestling Championships.
2018 ended on a excessive for him. He clinched a gold on the Commonwealth Video games in addition to the Asian Championships. Final yr he secured his spot within the Olympics by successful the silver medal on the Asian Wrestling Championships.
However after securing his spot on the prestigious Olympics, his go-getter perspective has not modified by any means. This yr he went on to win the gold medal on the Rome Rating Collection.
If all goes properly, he has an actual shot at contributing to India’s Olympic medal tally.
#4. Deepak Punia
Deepak Punia grew to become the 4th Indian to qualify for the Olympics. On the wrestling World Championship, he defeated Columbia’s Carlos Mendez within the quarter-finals to safe a spot within the Olympics.
He was first down at 0-3, however he powered via figuring out what was at stake. He bounced again to take the sport 7-6. He went on to succeed in the finals towards Iran’s Hassan Yazdani.
Sadly, attributable to an damage, he had to surrender the match earlier than it started and accept silver. Who is aware of, he may’ve even clinched gold in his class (86kgs).
Apparently, Deepak was the one Indian to succeed in the finals of the 86kgs class.
Even after this setback, Deepak stored a optimistic perspective. He had defined how he was comfortable along with his efficiency and would work onerous and attempt to win a medal on the Olympics.
With that being mentioned, we want him the easiest of luck!
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