Indian wrestler Deepak Punia got here out of the senior International Championships in September 2019 with a silver medal round his neck and heavy bandaging round his left ankle.
This January, Deepak was once knocked out within the qualifiers of the Matteo Pelicone Rating Sries in Rome after going into the bout with a abdomen ailment.
Deepak is the reigning junior global champion and received silver in his first actual senior global championship and so it may well be regarded as a testomony to his ability that he had an out of doors probability to do even higher than he has up to now six months had it now not been for the ankle damage and the tummy ailment.
The 20-year-old does now not let such issues trouble him an excessive amount of regardless that and he has little reason why to. Deepak’s efficiency on the International Championships helped him qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in his first strive and anything else he wins till prior to the marquee tournament in July are bonuses.
“Ye pageant keliye khel raha hu (I’m taking part on this for the contest),” Deepak instructed IANS concerning the Asian Championships to be held within the nationwide capital subsequent week. “However my goal will at all times be to win gold. I’m getting ready up to I will be able to for it and the remainder we’re going to see what occurs.”
Deepak has been running with Belarusian 2008 Beijing Olympics silver medallist Murad Gaidarov since November. “Sure after all I skilled with him in Russia. He isn’t making too many adjustments particularly for the Asian championships. Our major center of attention is at the Olympics,” mentioned Deepak.
Deepak mentioned that he’s taking a look to stay issues easy on the Asian Championships. The very last thing he would need is to fail to see the most productive conceivable outcome this is to be had to him because of an damage or ailment, as was once the case on the earth’s and the score sequence.
“My ways shall be relying on what place I’m in throughout the bout. I will be able to attempt to react the way to scenarios. All wrestlers that come to the championships have come thru trials and qualifiers. So I will be able to’t in reality say which one shall be harder than the opposite,” mentioned Deepak.