India’s leading wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Deepak Punia have decided to give Senior National Wrestling Championships a miss. The National championship is scheduled in Jalandhar from 29th November and both Bajrang & Deepak have informed the Wrestling Federation of India that they will not be available for the biggest domestic event. Bajrang and Deepak both have qualified for Tokyo Olympics 2020 by securing quota places during the world championships in Nur-Sultan in September. As per the information with WrestlingTV.in both the champion wrestlers are currently nursing injuries.
Bajrang who is India’s biggest medal hope at Tokyo is yet to recover from an elbow injury sustained during the world championships. Bajrang has started physical training but is yet to resume his routine on mat. Bajrang’s coach Shako Bentinidis has arrived in India today morning and confirmed that his ward is taking it easy currently and will target the UWW ranking tournament in Rome in January as his comeback tournament.
“Bajrang’s injury is not serious but we don’t want to risk anything. We will target the Rome ranking series for his comeback” confirmed Shako at the airport while his arrival from Athens
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