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The Indian contingent including 30 wrestlers is set to head out to Kyrgyzstan for the upcoming 3rd Ranking Series “Kaba Uulu Kozhomkul and Raatbek Sanatbaev” event in Bishkek. The Bishkek Ranking Series will be attended by more than 400 wrestlers. The third Ranking Series of the year will be headlined by 29 continental champions who won gold medals in the recently concluded championships across the world. India will be without the services of many veteran players, in the absence of which the squad will be led by Olympic silver medalist Ravi Kumar who is in a championship after a long time due to MCL and ACL injuries. The women’s side will be led by the Asian Championship gold medalist Sarita Mor. The Indian side is mostly a mix of veterans as well as novices of the game. 

In freestyle, Azerbaijan is bringing a solid squad headlined by Haji Aliyev and Aliabbas Rzazade. Kyrgyzstan and Georgia are also bringing some of their top names in freestyle. Women’s wrestling will see powerhouse China bring a full squad. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine will be the biggest opposition to this Chinese domination. In Greco-Roman, Iran will be the favourite in most weight classes. The country will be led by Olympic champion Mohammadreza Geraei. The contingent also includes Amin Mirzazadeh, Poya Dad Marz, Daniel Shorabi and Mohammad Hadi Saravi among others. Georgia and Turkiye too have a tough squad for the tournament. Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan will try to challenge these countries when the Ranking series begins.

Read more: Asian Wrestling Championships 2023: Indian Men’s squad announced

The Indian contingent

India has fielded 11 wrestlers in the freestyle style in the men across various weight categories in the Ranking Series. Additionally, there are 9 women wrestlers in the same style across different weight categories. In the Greco-Roman style, India has 10 wrestlers who will be going toe to toe with world champions from various countries. The Indian contingent will be bereft without the services of Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik. In their absence, Ravi Kumar will lead the contingent along with U23 champion Aman. Both of them will be participating in the 61 kg. Ravi Kumar will be wrestling for the first type since the World Championship. The rest of the contingent is as follows.

Freestyle (men)

Name Weight category
Ravi Kumar 61 kg 
Pankaj 61 kg
Aman 61 kg
Anuj Kumar 65 kg
Mulayam Yadav 70 kg
Yash  74 kg
Deepak 79 kg
Jointy Kumar 86 kg
Deepak Punia  86 kg
Deepak 97 kg
Anirudh Kumar  125 kg

Freestyle (women)

Name Weight Category
Neelam 50 kg
Pooja 53 kg 
Sito 55 kg
Sarita  59 kg
Sonam  62 kg
Manisha  65 kg
Nisha  68 kg
Reetika 72 kg 
Priya 76 kg

Greco-roman style

Name Weight category 
Rupin  55 kg
Sumit  60 kg
Ashu  67 kg
Neeraj 67 kg
Vikas  72 kg
Sajan 77 kg
Rohit Dahiya 82 kg
Kumar Sunil  87 kg
Narinder Cheema 97 kg
Sahil  130 kg

When is the Bishek Ranking Series 2023?

The 2023  Bishek Ranking Series will commence on June 1 and end on June 4.

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Where to watch the Bishek Ranking Series 2023?

All the matches of the 2023 Bishek Ranking Series will be streamed live on the youtube channel of United World Wrestling (UWW). Viewers can access it from the official website of UWW. The matches won’t be live telecasted on television broadcasting platforms. 

Read more:

  1. World U23 Wrestling Championships 2022, Pontevedra, Spain: Find Out The Full Results of The Indian Contingent and Medal Table
  2. Wrestling, Olympic medalists from India:
  3. United World Wrestling (UWW) Calendar 2023: Know the Important Events for the Upcoming Year

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