Bajrang Punia said that he is fine & will return on the mat soon

Bajrang Punia, one of India’s best prospects for a medal in the Tokyo Olympics recently suffered a right knee injury. Bajrang hurt his knee during a match in Russia versus Abulmazhid Kudiev ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.

Bajrang has stated that he will be back on the mat soon after injuring his right knee during a tournament on Friday. “Thank you for your thoughtfulness and sympathies. Everything is fine, so don’t worry. I’ll be back on the mat soon. Thank you, “On Saturday, Bajrang tweeted in Hindi.


Bajrang India’s main medal hope at the major event has chosen to train in Russia for two reasons: first, he will be able to spar with experienced and champion wrestlers there and second, the quarantine rules in Poland, where the rest of the Indian team is based, will prevent him from competing.

The United World Wrestling (UWW) revealed seeding for the Tokyo Olympics in several weight categories of men’s freestyle wrestling earlier this week. UWW has seeded Bajrang second in the 65kg weight division behind Russian Gadzhimurad Rashidov.

Bajrang stated last month that he is improving all aspects of his game and he hopes the Indian wrestling team brings home at least three or four medals this time. Since November 2018, Bajrang has been a part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme, receiving funding of 81 lakh for international competition, equipment, coaching staff, and out-of-pocket expenses.