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Bajrang Punia, Sunil Kumar provided additional financial support for overseas training

Indian wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Sunil Kumar were given financial support to train their foreign exposure. The Ministry of Sports Olympic Committee (MOC) approved the financial support on Wednesday.

Before a busy season, Bajrang Punia is in a 26-day training camp in Moscow. The ace wrestler had previously approved an amount of ₹7.53 lakh for his training needs.

The Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist will now receive an additional Rs 1.76 lakh for his ongoing camp. The training period begins on December 27 and will end at the end of this month.

Jitender and Anand Kumar accompanied Bajrang as his partner and physiotherapist respectively.

Future quest of Bajrang Punia

Bajrang is set to compete in international meetings including UWW Ranking events, the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham as well as the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.

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Speaking about his future tournaments, Bajrang Punia said his focus is on winning a gold medal at the Paris Olympics.

“I have to compete in Ranked in Italy and Turkey this February and then the Asian Championships in Mongolia in April. I will do my best because my goal is to change the color of my medal in Paris 2024,” said Bajrang.

Sunil Kumar sponsored to train in Europe

Greco-Roman wrestler Sunil Kumar approved lakhs 10.85 lakh for a special training camp in Romania and Hungary with his teammate and coach.

Sunil is part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) Development team. He will be using the overseas exposure trip to prepare for the upcoming World Wrestling Ranking events.

Sunil won gold medals at the 2019 and 2020 Senior National Championships and the 2021 Senior National Championships.

Meanwhile, Bajrang and Ravi Dahiya decided train under the coaching of Indian coaches before the 2024 Paris Olympics.


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Aila Slisco

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