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Wrestling World Championships 2019: India pin hopes on Bajrang, Vinesh

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India will high hopes from the likes of Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat at the UWW Wrestling World Championships that will kick off in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan from 14th September.

Other big names in contention include Sushil Kumar, who will be returning to the event after eight years, Sakshi Malik, Pooja Dhanda, Divya Kakran and Deepak Punia.

The 2019 Wrestling World Championships, that will be held between September 14 to 22, will commence with the Greco-Roman competition. More than 1,000 wrestlers from around 101 nations will be having their eyes set on winning medals across freestyle, Greco-Roman, as well as women’s wrestling genres for nine days.

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However, more than the medals, the quest will be for qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic which will be starting with this event.

Categories

The men’s freestyle includes six Olympic weight categories viz., 57 kg, 65 kg, 74 kg, 86 kg, 97 kg and 125 kg. The non-Olympic categories include 61 kg, 70 kg, 79 kg and 92 kg.

The women’s wrestling categories are classified in six Olympic weight categories are 50 kg, 53 kg, 62 kg, 57 kg, 68 kg and 76 kg. There are another four non-Olympic weight categories, i.e. 55 kg, 59 kg, 65 kg and 72 kg.

Greco-Roman, the third style, too has six Olympic weight categories including 60 kg, 77 kg, 67 kg, 87 kg, 97 kg as well as 130 kg. There are four non-Olympic weight categories of  55 kg, 63 kg, 72 kg and 82 kg.

World Wrestling Championships Schedule

Legend: MW: Men’s Wrestling (Freestyle), WW: Women’s Wrestling, GR: Greco-Roman (men’s).

Date / Time EventsIndia Wrestlers
14 Sep, 1030-1530Qualification for GR 55, 63, 72, 82Manjeet, Sagar, Yogesh Sangwan, Harpreet Singh
14 Sep, 1730-1900Semis for GR 55, 63, 72, 82
15 Sep, 1030-1530Qualification for GR 67, 87, 97Manish, Sunil Kumar, Ravi Rathee
15 Sep, 1030-1530Repechage for GR 55, 63, 72, 82
15 Sep, 1730-1815Semis for GR 67, 87, 97
15 Sep, 1830-2130Finals for GR 55, 63, 72, 82
16 Sep, 1030-1530Qualification for GR 60, 77, 130Manish Kundu, Gurpreet Singh, Naveen Sevila
16 Sep, 1030-1530Repêchage for GR 67, 87, 97
16 Sep, 1630-1715Semis for GR 60, 77, 130
16 Sep, 1730-2000Finals for GR 67, 87, 97
17 Sep, 1030-1430Qualification for WW 50, 53, 55, 72Seema Bisla, Vinesh Phogat, Lalita Seherawat
17 Sep, 1030-1430Repechage GR 60, 77, 130
17 Sep, 1615-1715Semis for WW 50, 53, 55, 72
17 Sep, 1730-2000Finals for GR 60, 77, 130
18 Sep, 1030-1430Qualification for WW 57, 59, 65, 76Sarita Mor, Pooja Dhanda, Navjot Kaur, Kiran Godara
18 Sep, 1030-1430Repechage for WW 50, 53, 55, 72
18 Sep, 1615-1715Semis for for WW 57, 59, 65, 76
18 Sep, 1730-2000Finals for WW 50, 53, 55, 72
19 Sep, 1030-1530Qualification for WW 62, 68; MW 57, 65Sakshi Malik, Divya Kakran, Ravi Kumar, Bajrang Punia
19 Sep, 1030-1530Repechage for WW 57, 59, 65, 76
19 Sep, 1615-1715Semis for WW 62, 68; MW 57, 65
19 Sep, 1730-2030Finals for WW 57, 59, 65, 76
20 Sep, 1030-1530Qualification for MW 70, 74, 92, 125Karan Mor, Sushil Kumar, Parveen, Sumit Malik
20 Sep, 1030-1530,Repechage for WW 62, 68; MW 57, 65
20 Sep, 1615-1715Semis for MW 70, 74, 92, 125
20 Sep, 1730-2030Finals for WW 62, 68; MW 57, 65
21 Sep, 1030-1530Qualification for MW 61, 79, 86, 97Rahul Aware, Jitender, Deepak Punia, Mausam Khatri
21 Sep, 1030-1530Repechage for MW 70, 74, 92, 125
21 Sep, 1615-1715Semis for MW 61, 79, 86, 97
21 Sep, 1730-2030Finals for MW 70, 74, 92, 125
22 Sep, 1500-1700Repechage for MW 61, 79, 86, 97
22 Sep, 1730-2030Finals for MW 61, 79, 86, 97

All times in IST

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