Deepak Punia secures quota for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Highlights:

  • Indian wrestlers Deepak Punia won the World Wrestling Championships 2019 and secured his Olympics quota. 
  • Also, Rahul Aware reached the semi-finals of the ongoing tournament in their respective weight categories.
  • Deepak defeated Carlos Arturo Izquierdo Mendez of Colombia in the quarter-finals. 
  • He became the fourth Indian wrestler to secure a berth for the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
  • Jitender also won bronze medallist Kotanoglu of Turkey 7-1 in the men's 79kg freestyle category.
  • Mausam Khatri was defeated by the top-seeded Kyle Frederick Snyder  of USA with a score of 0-10 in 97kg category. 
Other Wrestlers:                          
  • Other Indian Wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia and Ravi Kumar have already secured their quota for the 2020 Games and bagged bronze medals in their respective weight categories.