Tokyo Olympics 2020: Bajrang Punia, Vikas Krishan staying focused on goal despite coronavirus forcing longest-ever off-season
Despite the coronavirus pandemic disrupting their preparations for the Olympics and imposing upon them their longest off-seasons, Bajrang Punia and Vikas Krishan, two of India's biggest hopes for a medal at Tokyo 2020 are upbeat.
Sounding out a warning to his rivals, a fit-again Bajrang Punia on Thursday said the wrestling world will see a new avatar of him at the Tokyo Olympics, where he will be one of India's strongest medal contenders.
Wilfredo Garcia was tried for a few days but Bajrang, who won his third world championship medal at Nur Sultan, was not convinced on hiring the Cuban.
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia rubbishes report of sacking personal coach Shako Bentinidis, says 'there is no truth to it'
Dismissing the report that he has sacked his personal coach Shako Bentinidis, star wrestler Bajrang Punia on Friday said the Georgian is very much in his team and he has no plans to make any change to his support staff.
India's wrestling star Bajrang Punia and his longtime coach Shako Bentinidis of Georgia have parted ways just months before the start of the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Wrestling World Championships: Bajrang Punia's coach Shako Bentinidis says he needs to work on power, lower body technique
After Bajrang Punia became the first Indian wrestler to win two medals at the World Championships, he and his coach Shako Bentinidis talk to Firstpost about what the 24-year-old needs to do from now to become even better.