The biggest festival of wrestling is about to begin and the world is ready to witness the most powerful men and women of the world competing against each other for the world titles. According to the United World Wrestling (UWW), the global body of wrestling the world championships in Kazakstan will see record number of nations participating in the event. The championships starting from 14th September at the capital’s multifunctional ice palace “Barys Arena” will witness 1002 strongest wrestlers from 100 countries of the world. In terms of participating nations and total number of Wrestlers, this will be the biggest ever wrestling world championship event.
The UWW in its release has mentioned that, “we have received and reviewed the final entry lists for each of the 100 nations attending the 2019 Senior Wrestling World Championships in Nur-Sultan. The most anticipated bouts of the best wrestlers in the world will take place in the capital of Kazakhstan with record number of participating nations and wrestlers”.
It is worth noting that the category of 65Kg freestyle Men, in which India’s biggest medal winning hope in the UWW World Championship 2019 Bajrang Punia is competing will witness 48 wrestlers vying for the medals and quota places for Tokyo 2020. Though the top seed Bajrang’s main challenge will come from the last world championship gold medallist Takuto Otoguro of Japan and Ahmed Chakev of Russia.
In the women 53 kg, Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh will see 34 other wrestlers competing for the title in her category.