Bajrang Punia is confident that his decision to skip the Ranking Series tournament in Poland in order to train in Russia will give him some much-needed sparring with world class wrestlers.

Bajrang, the World No.1 in men’s freestyle 65kg category, underlined the importance of good training ahead of his maiden Olympics.

“I cancelled Poland because I needed training more than anything else. The National camp is not going on and training is not happening (due to the pandemic). My ranking is good. When we fight for a medal, it is important how much we have trained,” Bajrang said during an online press conference, facilitated by the Sports Authority of India, on Saturday.

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Presence of champions

“I will train in Vladikavkaz, where (Zaurbek) Sidakov (74kg World champion) is training. The 2016 Olympics champion (in 65kg)…

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