Bajrang Punia, the star wrestler has become the first Indian to top seeds of World Wrestling Championships. The event is scheduled to happen from Oct 20 to 28 in Budapest, Hungary.
Recently, he is one of the India’s most consistent performer, who is seeded third in his weight category of 65kg class of the Freestyle event.
It is for the first time ever the world body has introduced the seeding system for the World Championship by utilizing the pre-championship performance ranking points to determine the competitive seeds. This will follow the new ranking system that was announced during 2017 World Championships held in Paris.
Bajrang has been working hard for the last fortnight at the Matrahaza Olympic Training Centre in Matrahaza, Hungary. On Oct 10, he reached there before the arrival of other team members.
The CWG Gold Coast medalist said, “I had come here early to get acclimatized to conditions and am fully focused. I hope I can live up to everyone’s expectations and return home with a gold medal.”
The gold medalist of 2018 Asian Games had earlier won bronze at the 2013 World Championship.