Bajrang Punia among eight men’s freestyle wrestlers for U-23 World Wrestling C’ships

Vastavam web:  Asian champion Bajrang Punia is among the eight men’s freestyle wrestlers to have won the selection trails to represent India at the U-23 World Championships, scheduled to be held in Poland next month. Bajrang also took part in the Senior World Championships in Paris in August but had returned empty-handed from there after going down in his repechage round in men’s 65kg freestyle.”According to the UWW rules, Bajrang can take part in the U-23 World Championships since it is taking place in the year 2017,” Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) assistant secretary Vinod Tomar told.

Apart from Bajrang, other well-known names like Utkarsh Kale (57kg) and Ravinder (61kg) have also cleared the trials in their respective weight divisions and are all set to be part of the upcoming competition.Eight Greco-Roman wrestlers have also been picked after the completion of trials for both freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling at the Sonipat Training Centre (STC) here.