Wrestling

Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat have earned their right to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics   -  PTI

192 men and 96 women can qualify for the Games. A total of 18 places (12 men, 6 women) is allocated per NOC.

 

Qualification process

1. 108 places are up for grabs at the 2019 Senior World Championships. The first six highest placed athletes in each of the 18 Olympic weight categories can win one quota place for their NOC.

2. 144 quota places (36 America, 36 Asia, 36 Europe, 36 Oceania/Africa) are available for both men and women at the Continental qualification tournaments. The two highest placed athletes at each Continental tournament in each of the 18 Olympic weight categories can win one quota place for their NOC.

3. 36 quota places are up for grabs at the World qualification tournament. Two highest placed athletes in each of the 18 Olympic weight categories can win one quota place for their NOC.

India Watch:

Vinesh Phogat (53 kg freestyle) earned India's first Wrestling quota for Tokyo Olympics by winning a bronze at the World Wrestling Championship in Kazakhstan

Vinesh Phogat earned India's first Wrestling quota for Tokyo 2020 Olympics.   -  Special Arrangement

Bajrang Punia (65 kg) and Ravi Kumar(57kg) also bagged Olympic berths by reaching the semifinals of the World Championships.

Deepak Punia won the silver in the 86 kg category of the World championships to qualify for Tokyo 2020.