2019 World Wrestling Championships: All you need to know
With higher stakes and Olympic qualification up for grabs, the Indian contingent is all set to step up to the occasion at the upcoming World Wrestling championship.
The 2019 World wrestling championship is around the corner as fans all across the globe wait with baited breaths to watch their favourite wrestlers live in action. Nur Sultan in Kazakhstan is going to be the ground zero where all the action kickstarts from September 14 with the grand finale being played on 22.
The Indian men's squad will be spearheaded by 2018 Asian Games gold medallist Bajrang Punia. Punia also enters the tournament as the number one seeding in men's 65kg freestyle category. Shouldering the Indian hopes at the big-ticket event, Punia will be determined to change last year's silver into gold this time to assure a berth for next year's Olympics.
In the women's category, Sakshi Malik will be in charge of taking the mantle forward. India's first female wrestler to win an Olympics medal, Sakshi will eye to seal the worlds medal missing from her trophy cabinet yet. With higher stakes and Olympic qualification up for grabs, the Indian contingent is all set to step up to the occassion at the upcoming World Wrestling championship.
Ravi Kumar (57kg), Rahul Aware (61kg), Bajrang Punia (65kg), Karan (70kg), Sushil Kumar (74kg), Jitender (79kg), Deepak Punia (86kg), Parveen (92kg), Mausam Khatri (97kg), Sumit (125kg),
Manjeet (55kg),Manish (60kg), Sagar (63kg), Manish (67kg), Yogesh (72kg), Gurpreet Singh (77kg), Harpreet Singh (82kg), Sunil Kumar (87kg), Ravi (97kg), Naveen (130kg),
Seema (50kg), Vinesh Phogat (53kg), Lalita (55kg), Sarita (57kg), Pooja Dhanda (59kg), Sakshi Malik (62kg), Navjot Kaur (65kg), Divya Kakran (68kg), Komal Bhagwan Gole (72kg), Kiran (76kg).
The upcoming edition of the Wrestling World Championships will be extremely clinical as it will serve as the first qualification event for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The top six finishers in each Olympic weight category in Nur-Sultan will secure an Olympic qualification for their nations.
September 14 (Saturday): GR – 55-63-72-82kg
September 15 (Sunday): GR – 55-63-72-82kg, GR 67-87-97kg
September 16 (Monday): GR – 67-87-97kg, GR – 60-77-130kg
September 17 (Tuesday): GR – 60-77-130kg, WW – 50-53-55-72kg
September 18 (Wednesday): WW – 50-53-55-72kg, WW – 57-59-65-76kg
September 19 (Thursday): WW – 57-59-65-76kg, WW – 62-68kg, FS – 57-65kg
September 20 (Friday): WW – 62-68kg, FS – 57-65kg, FS – 70-74-92-125kg
September 21 (Saturday): FS – 70-74-92-125kg, FS – 61-79-86-97kg
September 22 (Sunday): FS – 61-79-86-97kg
The streaming rights for the 2019 World Wrestling Championship has been bought by Sporty Solutionz and the matches can we watched live on the newly launched Wrestling TV.