Wrestler Deepak Punia and Ravi Dahiya Qualify for Asian Championship


Tokyo 2020 bound wrestler Deepak Punia and Ravi Kumar Dahiya once again proved their mettle as they qualified for the Senior Asian Championship to be held at New Delhi from 17th to 23rd February 2020. The trials were held at the K.D Jadhav Wrestling Indoor Stadium here on Friday.

Both athletes are exclusively managed by Birbal Sports and Entertainment an elite sports management agency based out of Mumbai. Deepak Punia who is fresh from string of good performance which led to him becoming World #1 and UWW Junior Athlete of the Year title, has had a great start to 2020 as he qualified in the 86 kg freestyle category by defeating 2014 Commonwealth Bronze Medallist Pawan Kumar. While Ravi Kumar also managed to qualify in the 57 kg weight category when he dominated Pankaj of Air Force defeating him with a score of 10-0.

Speaking on the occasion Deepak Punia said“I am feeling very confident and I am hoping to continue with my good form. My goal and dream is to win the ultimate prize in the Olympics, but for that I have to consistently perform and be on top of my game in all upcoming international competitions. 

Speaking on the occasion, Ravi Dahiya said, “I enjoy wrestling and I am currently enjoying the best time of my wrestling career so far. I am hoping to continue this momentum and try and win as many medals for India as I can including Olympics.  I promise that I will give everything to get that Olympic Medal.”

Mr. Jitesh Mehta, Co-founder, Birbal Sports and Entertainment added, “We are extremely delighted that both our athletes have proved themselves once again today.  We have seen them play for a long time now and trust me they both have a bright and successful future ahead.”