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At world wrestling championship, Bajrang Punia will spearhead India’s challenge

Asian Games gold medalist Bajrang Punia will be India’s best bet for a wrestling World Championship medal, while the 30-member team looks for a strong performance in the flagship race that starts this year. Saturday. Already a bronze medalist at the 2013 World Championships, Bajrang has come a long way in the past five years, establishing itself as a force to be reckoned with in the 65kg category. He was ignored for the prestigious Khel Ratna Award last month, but he left behind the crowbar and trained hard for a chance to enhance the colour of his 2013 medal.