Bajrang Punia’s coach, Shako targets Gold at Tokyo 2020. Watch exclusive interview with WrestlingTV

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Celebrated wrestling coach Shako Bentinidis is back in India to join Bajrang Punia for Mission Olympics Tokyo 2020. Shako, Bajrang’s personal coach for long, had returned home on a short break. He will continue to work exclusively with Bajrang. In an exclusive interview to, Shako said, in the Mission Olympics, we are targeting Olympic Gold at Tokyo 2020.

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In the interview, Shako also claimed that 65kg is now the world’s toughest weight category but Bajrang is confident of shinning at Tokyo Olympics. Watch the full interview by clicking this link.

Bajrang had to settle for a bronze at the UWW World Wrestling Championships 2019 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The WFI was not happy with the coach’s contribution at the World Championships. However, considering his role in Bajrang’s growth, the federation had decided to continue the coach-wrestler association.

Shako has been engaged by the Wrestling Federation of India to exclusively train Bajrang, India’s best bet for a wrestling medal in the Tokyo…Click here to Continue reading


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