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Wrestlers Bajrang, Deepak and Ravi in race to earn seedings at the Olympics

Indian wrestlers, Bajrang Punia, Deepak Punia and Ravi Dahiya stand a chance to earn seedings at the Tokyo Olympics with all of them are place within top-four of the world rankings

In the 57kg weight category, fourth-ranked Ravi needs a 12-point finish at the final Ranking Series event to secure one of the top-four seeds. Although it’s highly unlikely, there still a slim shot that the Indian wrestler can grab the No. 1 seed. This weight category is the most dynamic of all. Zaur Uguev of Russia is the top seeded in this weight category while Ravi is placed fourth at present.

Bajrang is in a relatively more stable zone where he is ranked at number two down to Russia’s Gadzhimurad Rashidov. Rashidov is the current World Champion and Bajrang Punia had grabbed bronze in this years championship. It was after the bronze that Punia replace the second ranked Niyazbekov and got the one-down position.

Deepak Punia is another youngster who is in the top fours of the world. Hasan Yazdani, an Iranian wrestler who is also an Olympic champion and World Champion. The Irani wrestler had gotten a 20 point lead over the Indian with his win in the World Championship but Punia soon closed the gap by securing 14 points in the Asian Championships.

These Indian wrestlers have a strong base in the world ranking and will not have much difficulty in securing the top-4 seeding for the Olympics.

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