World wrestling championships: Tokyo Olympian Anshu Malik leads new-look Indian team – watch live streaming

With the likes of Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Sonam Malik pulling out, India will field a young contingent at the Oslo world meet. Watch wrestling live!

By Utathya Nag
Picture by SAI Media

The world wrestling championships 2021 will get underway in Oslo, Norway from October 2.

With six of the seven Indian wrestlers who participated at the Tokyo Olympics dropping out, the onus will be on young Anshu Malik to lead a very new-look squad at the meet that ends on October 10.

Tokyo bronze medallist Bajrang Punia, Sonam Malik, Deepak Punia and Seema Bisla are nursing injuries while Ravi Kumar Dahiya, who won the 57kg silver at the recently-concluded Summer Games, has pulled out due to lack of practice.

Women’s ace Vinesh Phogat, meanwhile, fell ill during the selection trials for the event and could not make the cut.

However, the event will also see the comeback of another Phogat sister.

Sangeeta Phogat, the youngest of the famed Phogat sisters and Bajrang Punia’s wife, returned to the mat after a long injury layoff during the trials and won the women’s 62kg spot for the worlds at the selection trials in August.

Rio 2016 bronze medallist Sakshi Malik was also vying for the same 62kg spot but couldn’t make the cut at the trials.

Satyawart Kadian, a former Commonwealth Games silver and Youth Olympics bronze medallist and husband of Sakshi Malik, Sarita Mor and Divya Kakran, both reigning and two-time Asian champions in their respective divisions, are the other big names in the Indian freestyle contingent.

The men’s contingent also features some exciting young prospects with Ravinder Dahiya, Yash Tushir and Gourav Baliyan – all medallists from August’s junior world championships making the team.

The Greco Roman contingent featuring the likes of Sandeep, Ravi and Naveen Kumar among others, will also have a point to prove at Oslo after no Greco Roman wrestler from India managed to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. It led to the sacking of Georgian coach Temo Kasarashvili in June.

With as many as 25 Tokyo medallists (11 men’s freestyle, nine women’s freestyle and five Greco Roman), participating at the Oslo worlds, the young Indian contingent will have its work cut out at the event.

Indian team for world wrestling championships 2021

Men’s freestyle

Pankaj (57kg), Ravinder Dahiya (61kg), Rohit (65kg), Sushil (70kg), Yash Tushir (74kg), Gourav Baliyan (79kg), Sandeep Mann (86kg), Pruthviraj Patil (92kg), Satyawart Kadian (97kg), Anirudh Gulia (125kg)

Women’s freestyle

Hanny (50kg), Pooja Jatt (53kg), Pinki (55kg), Anshu Malik (57kg), Sarita Mor (59kg), Sangeeta Phogat (62kg), Bhateri (65kg), Ritu Malik (68kg), Divya Kakran (72kg), Kiran (76kg)

Greco Roman

Sandeep (55kg), Gyanender (60kg), Gaurav Duhan (67kg), Vikas (72kg), Sajan (77kg), Harpreet Singh (82kg), Sunil Kumar (87kg), Ravi (97kg), Sonu (130kg)

Where to watch the World wrestling championships 2021 live in India?

All bouts from the World wrestling championships 2021 will be available to watch on live streaming at wrestlingtv.in website and their official YouTube channel.

World wrestling championships 2021 schedule and live start times for India

All times are India Standard Times (IST)

October 2, Saturday

61kg,74kg, 86kg, 125kg men’s freestyle qualification rounds – 2:00 PM IST onwards

61kg,74kg, 86kg, 125kg men’s freestyle semi-finals – 8:00 PM IST onwards

October 3, Sunday

57kg, 65kg, 79kg, 92kg men’s freestyle qualification rounds – 2:00 PM IST onwards

61kg,74kg, 86kg, 125kg men’s freestyle repechage – 2:00 PM IST onwards

57kg, 65kg, 79kg, 92kg men’s freestyle semi-finals – 8:15 PM IST onwards

61kg,74kg, 86kg, 125kg men’s freestyle finals – 9:30 PM IST onwards

October 4, Monday

70kg, 97kg men’s freestyle qualification rounds – 2:00 PM IST onwards

55kg, 62kg women’s freestyle qualification rounds – 2:00 PM IST onwards

57kg, 65kg, 79kg, 92kg men’s freestyle repechage – 2:00 PM IST onwards

70kg, 97kg men’s freestyle semi-finals – 8:15 PM IST onwards

55kg, 62kg women’s freestyle semi-finals – 8:15 PM IST onwards

57kg, 65kg, 79kg, 92kg men’s freestyle finals – 9:30 PM IST onwards

October 5, Tuesday

50kg, 53kg, 65kg, 76kg women’s freestyle qualification rounds – 2:00 PM IST onwards

70kg, 97kg men’s freestyle repechage – 2:00 PM IST onwards

55kg, 62kg women’s freestyle repechage – 2:00 PM IST onwards

50kg, 53kg, 65kg, 76kg women’s freestyle semi-finals – 8:15 PM IST onwards

70kg, 97kg men’s freestyle finals – 9:30 PM IST onwards

55kg, 62kg women’s freestyle finals – 9:30 PM IST onwards

October 6, Wednesday

57kg, 59kg, 68kg, 72kg women’s freestyle qualification rounds – 2:00 PM IST onwards

50kg, 53kg, 65kg, 76kg women’s freestyle repechage – 2:00 PM IST onwards

57kg, 59kg, 68kg, 72kg women’s freestyle semi-finals – 8:15 PM IST onwards

50kg, 53kg, 65kg, 76kg women’s freestyle finals – 9:30 PM IST onwards

October 7, Thursday

55kg, 72kg, 77kg, 82kg Greco Roman qualification rounds – 2:00 PM IST onwards

57kg, 59kg, 68kg, 72kg women’s freestyle repechage – 2:00 PM IST onwards

55kg, 72kg, 77kg, 82kg Greco Roman semi-finals – 8:15 PM IST onwards

57kg, 59kg, 68kg, 72kg women’s freestyle finals – 9:30 PM IST onwards

October 8, Friday

60kg, 97kg, 130kg Greco Roman qualification rounds – 2:00 PM IST onwards

55kg, 72kg, 77kg, 82kg Greco Roman repechage – 2:00 PM IST onwards

60kg, 97kg, 130kg Greco Roman semi-finals – 8:30 PM IST onwards

55kg, 72kg, 77kg, 82kg Greco Roman finals – 9:30 PM IST onwards

October 9, Saturday

63kg, 67kg, 87kg Greco Roman qualification rounds – 2:00 PM IST onwards

60kg, 97kg, 130kg Greco Roman repechage – 2:00 PM IST onwards

63kg, 67kg, 87kg Greco Roman semi-finals – 8:30 PM IST onwards

60kg, 97kg, 130kg Greco Roman finals – 9:30 PM IST onwards

October 10, Sunday

63kg, 67kg, 87kg Greco Roman repechage – 7:30 PM IST onwards

63kg, 67kg, 87kg Greco Roman repechage – 9:30 PM IST onwards