World Wrestling C’ships 2019: Indian Wrestlers to Watch Out For

As many as 30 Indian wrestlers are going to be compete for the top prize over the next 10 days as the 2019 Wrestling World Championships get underway from Saturday, 14 September in Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan.

India's top grappler Bajrang Punia has been handed the number one seeding in the men's 65kg freestyle category and is the country’s best hope for a gold medal, specially after he missed out in the last edition, settling for a silver. He had won a bronze in the 60 kg category in the 2013 edition.

Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar remains India's only gold medallist at the Worlds. He had climbed on top of the podium in the 2010 edition.

Among women, India's Seema Bisla has been seeded second in the 50kg. A gold medal at Yasar Dogu Ranking Series has propelled her to number three in the world. There is also the ever-reliable Vinesh Phogat competing in her new 53kg category in which she bagged gold medals at three consecutive tournaments this summer.

India’s Full Squad for the World Wrestling Championships

Mens Freestyle

  1. 57 kg - Ravi Kumar
  2. 61 kg - Rahul Aware
  3. 65 kg - Bajrang Punia
  4. 70 kg - Karan
  5. 74 kg - Sushil Kumar
  6. 79 kg - Jitender
  7. 86 kg - Deepak Punia
  8. 92 kg - Parveen
  9. 97 kg - Mausam Khatri
  10. 125 kg - Sumit

Men’s Greco Roman

  1. 55kg - Manjeet
  2. 60 kg - Manish
  3. 63 kg - Sagar
  4. 67 kg - Manish
  5. 72 kg - Yogesh
  6. 77 kg - Gurpreet Singh
  7. 82 kg - Harpreet Singh
  8. 87 kg - Sunil Kumar
  9. 97 kg - Ravi
  10. 130 kg - Naveen

Women’s Freestyle

  1. 50 kg - Seema
  2. 53 kg - Vinesh
  3. 55 kg - Lalita
  4. 57 kg - Sarita
  5. 59 kg - Pooja Dhanda
  6. 62 kg - Sakshi Malik
  7. 65 kg - Navjot Kaur
  8. 68 kg - Divya Kakran
  9. 72 kg - Komal Bhagwan Gole
  10. 76 kg - Kiran

Full Schedule - World Wrestling Championships

  • 14 September (Saturday)
    Qualification and Semi Finals - Greco Roman 55 kg, 63 kg, 72 kg and 82kg
  • 15 September (Sunday)
    Qualification and Semi Finals - Greco Roman 67 kg, 87 kg, 97kg
    Repechage and and Final - Greco Roman 55 kg, 63 kg, 72 kg, 82kg
  • 16 September (Monday)
    Qualification and Semi Finals - Greco Roman 60 kg, 77 kg, 130kg
    Repechage and Final - Greco Roman 67 kg, 87 kg, 97kg
  • 17 September (Tuesday)
    Qualification and Semi Finals - Women’s Freestyle 50 kg, 53 kg (Vinesh Phogat), 55 kg, 72kg
    Repechage and Final - Greco Roman 60 kg, 77 kg, 130kg
  • 18 September (Wednesday)
    Qualification and Semi Finals - Women’s Freestyle 57 kg, 59 kg, 65 kg, 76kg
    Repechage and Final - Women’s Freestyle 50 kg, 53 kg (Vinesh Phogat), 55 kg, 72kg

  • 19 September (Thursday)
    Qualification and Semi Finals - Women’s Freestyle 62 kg (Sakshi Malik) and 68 kg
    Qualification and Semi Finals - Men’s Freestyle 57 kg and 65 kg (Bajrang Punia)
    Repechage and Final - Women’s Freestyle 57 kg, 59 kg, 65 kg, 76kg

  • 20 September (Friday)
    Qualification and Semi Finals - Men’s Freestyle 70 kg, 74 kg (Sushil Kumar), 92 kg, 125 kg
    Repechage and Final - Women’s Freestyle 62 kg (Sakshi Malik) and 68 kg
    Repechage and Final - Men’s Freestyle 57 kg and 65 kg (Bajrang Punia)

  • 21 September (Saturday)
    Qualification and Semi Finals - Men’s Freestyle 61 kg, 79 kg, 86 kg, 97 kg
    Repechage and Final - Men’s Freestyle 70 kg, 74 kg (Sushil Kumar), 92 kg, 125 kg
  • 22 September (Sunday)
    Repechage and Final - Men’s Freestyle 61 kg, 79 kg, 86 kg, 97 kg

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