Lack of competition not ideal but Bajrang Punia won’t mind going straight into World Championship

Not getting any competition before the World Championships is not ideal but India’s top wrestler Bajrang Punia says neither is lining up for any or every event amid a raging pandemic and he would rather go straight to the big event, albeit a bit short on match practice.

The United World Wrestling cancelled the junior worlds but is hopeful that senior championships will be held in Belgrade, Serbia from December 12-20 despite rising COVID-19 cases in Europe.

The Indians are currently training at the Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) Sonepat centre.

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