Sushil Kumar, India's most decorated wrestler with two Olympic medals did not compete in Friday's trials, citing an injury. He had beaten Jitender Kumar in a bitterly-fought trials bout for the World Championships in September 2019
India won a whopping 227 international medals in July but how many of those will translate into an Olympic gold, silver or bronze in Tokyo 2020? The sports ministry feels India's best chance will be in Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Olympics
Bajrang Punia's success graph has been shooting up since 2014, when he won three silver medals, all in the 61kg category, at the Incheon Asian Games, the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and the Senior Asian Wrestling Championships in Astana.