Reports suggest that Bajrang has approached Stadnik and he is also keen to work with the elite Indian athlete
The 27-year-old Indian had suffered a ligament tear in the run-up to the Olympics but still managed to claim the freestyle bronze medal in 65kg category at the Tokyo Games.
Only five Indian women wrestlers have won medals at the Worlds and all of them — Alka Tomar (2006), Geeta Phogat (2012), Babita Phogat (2012), Pooja Dhanda (2018) and Vinesh Phogat (2019) — have clinched bronze.
Georgian Shako Bentinidis is attached with Tokyo bronze winner Bajrang Punia while Russian Kamal Malikov trains Ravi Dahiya, who became the new super star of Indian wrestling after winning a silver in the Japanese capital.
“Yeh time hai aage badhne ka. I’ll now hang this gold at home and start preparing for the next season’s competitions and then the next Olympic Games,” said Neeraj Chopra.
The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is conducting trials for the World Championship on Tuesday. Bajrang had recently said that he will not compete in the trials because the doctors have advised him a six-week rehabilitation after scans revealed a ligament tear in his right knee.
World Wrestling Championships: Bajrang Punia ruled out due to ligament tear, set to miss rest of season
Bajrang recently underwent an MRI scan to know the extent of the injury he suffered in Russia in June before the Olympics and consulted Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala, who heads the Centre for Sports Medicine at Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.
Cheat meal of Olympic medallists: Humble churma in spotlight after Neeraj Chopra, Bajrang Punia’s Tokyo 2020 triumph
Neeraj Chopra loves it. So does Bajrang Punia. Churma, humble Haryanvi fare made out of crushed roti and generous amount of sugar and ghee, is the cheat meal for some of India's Tokyo 2020 Olympics medallists.
You know Mirabai Chanu could sleep-lift her way to a silver in her weight class. But at that same time, there's a boy, Saurabh Chaudhury, 19 years of age, shooting at a venue 30 kms away, who has a chance to do better: he can win gold. So that’s who you took a chance on.
WFI president says feedback from wrestlers important to decide on extending contracts of foreign coaches
All the coaches had their contracts till the Tokyo Olympics and the fresh ones will be finalised in a few days after WFI sits with the wrestlers, who are now busy with felicitations.
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With the Olympics having only just concluded, Firstpost.com takes a look back at some of the best performances from Indian athletes at the Games.
Sindhu and Chanu did not attend the ceremony as they had arrived earlier and are currently at their home bases.
Following a successful Olympics, the seven medallists were handsomely rewarded by the Indian and state governments, as well as other sporting bodies. Here, we take a look at each of their monetary rewards
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Limited training, restricted movement, how Bajrang Punia wrestled his way to bronze
“The knee was quite uncomfortable. The pain was always there. I could not move freely due to the strapping," bronze medal-winning wrestler Bajrang Punia said.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: No limit on Indian athletes at Games' closing ceremony but only 10 officials from country to attend
In contrast to the ethnic outfit that athletes wore during the opening ceremony, they will be seen in comfortable track suits.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra wins historic gold as India's campaign ends with best-ever Olympic medal haul
With the addition of Chopra's gold on the last day of their competitive schedule, India signed off with seven medals in all, including two silver and four bronze, the last of which was delivered by superstar wrestler Bajrang Punia on the day.
Check out some of the key moments from the fifteenth day of competitions in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, in which India collected a gold and a bronze to finish with seven medals.
With Bajrang's medal, Indian wrestlers have matched their best performance at the Olympic Games. At the 2012 London Games, Sushil Kumar won a silver and Yogeshwar Dutt returned with a bronze.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 Highlights, Day 15: Neeraj Chopra scripts history with men's javelin gold; Bajrang Punia wins bronze
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