New Delhi: India's star wrestler and veteran player Bajrang Punia has got the top seed. Poonia has been given top priority in the men's 65kg freestyle category at the World Championships starting in September at Noor-Sultan, Kazakhstan. World number one wrestler Bajrang is in Russia for training before the championship. He won the silver medal last season and the bronze medal in the 60 kg category in 2013. Star Pahlavan Bajrang told, 'Training with foreign players helped me to grow as a wrestler.
I have become more aware of my rivals by practicing with some of the best wrestlers in Russia, Georgia. "Apart from this, my team of coaches, physio, trainers and sports science support staff has benefited me a lot and filled me with a lot of confidence before the World Championship." Two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar is the only Indian wrestler to win gold at the World Championships, finishing first in 2010.
The United Nations World Wrestling has organized a training camp for all wrestlers in Noor-Sultan so that they can adjust to the circumstances. Bajrang said, 'This is a very good start for the world body before such a big tournament. All the wrestlers will be eyeing the Olympic venue in the World Championship this time and adapting to the conditions will help them a lot in this challenge. Maharashtra wrestler Rahul Aware has been seeded second in 61 kg while defending junior world champion Deepak Poonia has been seeded fourth in 86 kg.
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