Indian wrestling contingent will begin their Tokyo Olympics campaign on Tuesday (August 3) at the Makuhari Messe Hall in Tokyo. The seven member wrestling squad includes Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Seema Bisla, Sonam Malik, Anshu Malik, Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Deepak Punia. The draws for their matches are yet to be made as they will be made one day prior to their events. Apart from Vinesh, who made an early exit in Rio 2016 Games, the other six from the Indian wrestling squad will all be making their Olympics debut this week.
In the women’s freestyle events, 19-year-old Sonam will wrestle in 62 kg category at 8 am on 3rd August. Another 19 year old, Anshu will wrestle in the 57 kg category 8:00 AM on 4th August.
While Commonwealth games and Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat will be the number one seed in the 53kg category. She will compete in Women’s Freestyle on 5th August. Seema Bisla will wrestle Women’s Freestyle 50kg on 6th August at 8:00 AM.
In the men’s freestyle events, Deepak Punia will compete 86kg category while Ravi Kumar Dahiya will be involved in 57kg category on 4th August at 8 am.
Asian Games and Commonwealth gold medallist, Bajrang Punia will wrestle in Men’s Freestyle 65kg on 6th August at 8 am.