U-23 World Wrestling Championships Day 1 Live: U-23 World Wrestling Championships: India’s Greco Roman wrestlers will begin their campaign in the U-23 World Wrestling Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. Having trained in Belgrade extensively, many wrestlers will be accustomed to the conditions, but it will be a difficult task for Indian wrestlers, especially in Greco-Roman, where India have traditionally failed to make a mark. Follow Live updates on InsideSport.in and Live streaming on (WrestlingTV.in)
On Day 1, Sajan will begin his campaign in 77-kg category while Sunil will be in the 87-kg category. In 130kg-catgeory, Aryan Panwar will be competing against Turkey’s Fatih Bozkurt in the pre-quarterfinals.
U-23 World Wrestling Championships Day 1 Live: Sajan will face a tough test from Dmytro Vasetskyi of Ukraine in the qualification round while Sunil Kumar will be up against local favourite Filip Smetko of Serbia in the qualification round.
In 130-kg category, Aryan Panwar, who bagged a silver medal in the Junior Asian Championships in 2017 returned empty handed from 2019 World Championships. He won the qualification round.
Sajan, bronze medallist of Matteo Pellicone Ranking series in 77kg, will aim to do better. The 22-year-old had a first-round exit in the Senior World Championships but the experience will be of a great help for the young wrestler.
In 87kg, Sunil had a disappointing exit in the senior World Championships. He exited from the qualification round. His best finish has been a Gold medal in the 2020 Asian Championships.
U-23 World Wrestling Championships Day 1 Live:
55Kg GR: Arshad vs Adem Burak UZUN (TUR)
63Kg GR: Neeraj vs. Ali Reza Ayat Ollah (IRI)
77kg GR: Sajan vs Dmytro Vasetskyi (Ukraine)
87-kg GR: Sunil vs Filip Smetko (Serbia)
130-kg GR: Aryan Panwar vs Fatih Bozkurt (Turkey)