October 4, 2022


Bajrang injured his knee throughout a match towards Abulmazhid Kudiev in a event in Russia forward of the Tokyo Olympics.

One in all India’s greatest medal hopes on the Tokyo Olympics, Bajrang Punia lately suffered an harm to his proper knee. Bajrang is seeded second within the 65kg weight class by United World Wrestling for Tokyo Olympics behind the top-seeded Russian Gadzhimurad Rashidov. Bajrang injured his knee throughout a match towards Abulmazhid Kudiev in a event in Russia forward of the Tokyo Olympics.

Commenting on the harm, Bajrang has stated he can be again on the mat quickly after the ace Indian wrestler injured his proper knee throughout a event on Friday.

“Thanks in your affection and sympathy. You will notice me again on the mat quickly, all is properly, nothing to fret about. Thanks,” Bajrang tweeted in Hindi on Saturday.

Wrestler Bajrang, who’s India’s essential medal hope on the marquee occasion, has chosen to arrange in Russia due to two causes — first, he’ll get an opportunity to spar with skilled and champion wrestlers there and secondly due to the quarantine guidelines of Poland, the place the remainder of the Indian crew relies in.

Earlier this week, the United World Wrestling (UWW) introduced seeding for the Tokyo Olympics in several weight classes of males’s freestyle. Bajrang is seeded second within the 65kg weight class by UWW behind the top-seeded Russian Gadzhimurad Rashidov.

Final month, Bajrang had talked about that he’s engaged on all features of his recreation and hopes that the Indian wrestling contingent brings again no less than three or 4 medals this time.

“I’m coaching at house in Sonipat with the tools and on the mats I’ve right here. I wish to do my finest within the Olympics. For final one year-and-a-half, I’ve labored exhausting on my health,” Bajrang had stated in an interplay, facilitated by the Sports activities Authority of India (SAI).

Bajrang has been part of the Goal Olympic Podium Scheme since November 2018 and has been supplied monetary help of 81 lakh in direction of worldwide competitors, tools, teaching employees and out-of-pocket allowance.

(with ANI inputs)


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