Bajrang Punia was selected for 65 kg weight category in 2019 Senior World Wrestling Championship, which is the first phase to earn a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games. Along with him, Ravi Kumar (57), Deepak Punia (86), Mausam Khatri (97) and Sumit (125) were also selected with their respective weight categories.
The selections trail for five weight categories of Free Style were held at KD Jadhav Wrestling Stadium on Friday. The selection trial for 74 kg weight category and other four non- Olympic weight of Free Style i.e. 61, 70, 79 and 92 kg will be held in the second week of August.