Bajrang Punia’s coach Shako Bentinidis is upbeat about the triple World championships medallist wrestler’s forthcoming USA training stint.
Bajrang’s stint will be from December 4 to January 3 at the Cliff Keen Wrestling Club, Michigan, at an approximate cost of Rs 14 lakh. The trip has been approved by the Government’s Mission Olympic Cell.
Bajrang, who got married to wrestler Sangeeta Phogat recently, will be accompanied by Bentinidis and physio Dhananjay.
During the one-month period, the 26-year-old – who qualified for the Tokyo Olympics by claiming a bronze medal at the World championships in Nur-Sultan last year – will get to train with top international wrestlers in his weight category (65kg) under head coach and two-time Olympic champion Sergei Beloglazov. He may also get a competition.