Going by the latest world rankings, Bajrang Punia is assured of a top-four seeding in the 65kg category at next year's Tokyo Olympics even if he skips the last ranking series tournament.
Star wrestler Bajrang Punia on Monday decided to donate his six months salary towards fight against COVID-19 pandemic and called for postponement of Tokyo Olympics.
Apart from Bajrang Punia (65kg), Gourav Baliyan (79kg) and Satyawart Kadiyan (97kg) also had to be content with silver medals.
Bajrang Punia's improved leg defence was on display as he reached the gold medal match along with three more Indians, including Ravi Dahiya.
Bajrang Punia will look to defend his 65kg freestyle title while Vinesh Phogat will aim to upgrade the 53kg bronze she won in the last edition to gold when the Asian Wrestling Championship begins on Tuesday.
Ravi Kumar, who competed in the 61kg category instead of his regular 57kg, bagged gold after getting the better of Kazakhstan's Nurbolat Abdualiyev 12-2 in his final bout.
Bajrang Punia bagged gold medal at Ranking Series event in Rome after beating American wrestler Jordan Michael Oliver in the final.
Several athletes wished Army personnel on the occasion of Army Day, which is celebrated on January 15.
Bajrang Punia was honoured with the "Indian Personality Of The Year - Sports" award during the Indo Arab Leaders Summit & Awards 2019 in Dubai.
Bajrang Punia reportedly wanted to retain Shaki Bentinidis as his coach.
Deepak Punia came back from the World Wrestling Championships with a silver medal, which boosted his rankings at world level and put him on top of the 86kg class.
Bajrang Punia, speaking at a felicitation function, advocated that Wrestling should be made country's national sports as Indian wrestlers have been performing well at World events for quite some time.
Bajrang Punia said that the World Wrestling Championships will work as motivation for him in future competitions.
Bajrang Punia and Ravi Dahiya win bronze for India in the World Wrestling Championships.
The Championships is offering six Olympic quotas in six categories in all three styles.
The run-up to the 2019 World Wrestling Championships has been spectacular for Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat.