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World Wrestling Championships 2023: Schedule, fixtures, India squad and live streaming details

Abhiruchi RoutAbhiruchi Rout

September 16 2023
World Wrestling Championships 2023
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Antim Panghal will eye a historic gold medal.

Top wrestlers from all over the world are all set to contest at the World Wrestling Championships 2023 at the Štark Arena in Belgrade, Serbia. The tournament, which is scheduled to be held from September 16 to 24 will feature a 30-member Indian contingent across three events namely — men’s freestyle, Greco-Roman, and women’s freestyle wrestling.

In the absence of experienced campaigners like Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik, and Deepak Punia, a lot of expectations will be on the young brigade, including the likes of 2023 Asian champion Aman Sherawat, Commonwealth Games 2022 gold medalist Naveen Malik, and two-time U20 World champion Antim Panghal. 2021 World Championships bronze medalist Sarita Mor is the lone seasoned competitor in the Indian lineup.

A whopping 90 quotas for the Paris Olympics 2024 will be up for grabs at the World Wrestling Championships 2023. This elevates the tournament to a crucial stage for all wrestlers competing for an Olympic quota. In the Belgrade event, each of the 18 Olympic weight divisions will have five quotas available.

However, the Indian wrestler contingent will be contesting under a neutral flag after the World Body (UWW) suspended WFI last month.

India at World Wrestling Championships

India has managed to grab a total of 22 medals, including one gold, five silver, and 16 bronze medals, in the history of the World Wrestling Championships. Sushil Kumar is the only Indian wrestler to have won a gold in the competition. He won the top honour in the men’s 66kg in 2010. The nation currently stands 43rd in the list of most successful countries at the event.

In the previous edition, India finished 24th overall as the nation claimed two medals — thanks to Vinesh and Bajrang’s bronze-medal wins. This was Vinesh’s second and Bajrang’s fourth medal at the World Championships. With that, India ended its campaign with a tenth and ninth-place finish in the men’s and women’s freestyle team rankings respectively.

India’s Squad for World Wrestling Championships 2023

Men’s Freestyle

Aman Sherawat (57kg), Akash Dahiya (61kg), Anuj Kumar (65kg), Abhimanyu (70kg), Naveen Malik (74kg), Sachin More (79kg), Sandeep Mann (86kg), Pruthviraj Patil (92kg), Sahil (97kg), Sumit Malik (125kg)

Women’s freestyle

Neelam Sirohi (50kg), Antim Panghal (53kg), Neha (55kg), Sarita Mor (57kg), Anjali (59kg), Manisha Bhanwala (62kg), Antim Kundu (65kg), Priyanka (68kg), Jyoti Berwal (72kg), Divya Kakran (76kg)

Greco-Roman

Ajay (55kg), Manish (60kg), Vikram (63kg), Vinayak (67kg), Ankit Gulia (72kg), Gurpreet Singh (77kg), Sajan (82kg), Manoj Kumar (87kg), Shailesh (97kg), Mehar Singh (130kg)

Where and how to watch live streaming and broadcast of World Wrestling Championships 2023?

Fans can catch the live action of the World Wrestling Championships 2023 on the United World Wrestling (UWW)’s official site. Unfortunately, the event won’t be available for live telecast on any TV channel in India.

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World Wrestling Championships 2023 full schedule and fixtures (All timings are in IST)

Day 1 — September 16 (Saturday)

2:00 – 6:30 PMMen’s freestyle qualification: 61kg, 70kg, 86kg, 125kg
8:30 – 9:45 PMMen’s freestyle semifinals: 61kg, 70kg, 86kg, 125kg

Day 2 — September 17 (Sunday)

2:00 – 6:30 PMMen’s freestyle repechage: 61kg, 70kg, 86kg, 125kg
2:00 – 6:30 PMMen’s freestyle qualification: 79kg, 92kg, 57kg, 74kg
8:15 – 9:15 PMMen’s freestyle semifinals: 79kg, 92kg, 57kg, 74kg
9:30 – 12:30 AMMen’s freestyle finals: 61kg, 70kg, 86kg, 125kg

Day 3 — September 18 (Monday)

12:30 – 1:00 AMMen’s freestyle 86kg, 125kg: 5th vs 5th match for Paris 2024 Quota
2:00 – 6:30 PMMen’s freestyle qualification: 65kg, 97kg
2:00 – 6:30 PMWomen’s wrestling qualification: 55kg, 59kg
2:00 – 6:30 PMMen’s freestyle repechage: 79kg, 92kg, 57kg, 74kg
8:30 – 9:30 PMMen’s freestyle semifinals: 65kg, 97kg
8:30 – 9:30 PMWomen’s wrestling semifinals: 55kg, 59kg
9:30 – 12:30 AMMen’s freestyle finals: 79kg, 92kg, 57kg, 74kg

Day 4 — September 19 (Tuesday)

12:30 – 1:00 AMMen’s freestyle 57kg, 74kg: 5th vs 5th match for Paris 2024 Quota
2:00 – 6:00 PMMen’s freestyle repechage: 65kg, 97kg
2:00 – 6:00 PMWomen’s wrestling qualification: 65kg, 50kg, 57kg, 76kg
2:00 – 6:00 PMWomen’s wrestling repechage: 55kg, 59kg
8:15 – 9:15 PMWomen’s wrestling semifinals: 65kg, 50kg, 57kg, 76kg
9:30 – 12:30 AMMen’s freestyle finals: 65kg, 97kg
9:30 – 12:30 AMWomen’s wrestling finals: 55kg, 59kg

Day 5 — September 20 (Wednesday)

12:30 – 1:00 AMMen’s freestyle 65kg, 97kg: 5th vs 5th match for Paris 2024 Quota
2:00 – 5:30 PMWomen’s wrestling qualification: 72kg, 53kg, 62kg, 68kg
2:00 – 5:30 PMWomen’s wrestling repechage: 65kg, 50kg, 57kg, 76kg
8:15 – 9:15 PMWomen’s wrestling semifinals: 72kg, 53kg, 62kg, 68kg
9:30 – 12:30 AMWomen’s wrestling finals: 65kg, 50kg, 57kg, 76kg

Day 6 — September 21 (Thursday)

12:30 – 1:00 AMWomen’s wrestling 50kg, 57kg, 76kg: 5th vs 5th match for Paris 2024 Quota
2:00 – 5:30 PMMen’s Greco-Roman qualification: 55kg, 82, 77, 130kg
2:00 – 5:30 PMWomen’s wrestling repechage: 72kg, 53kg, 62kg, 68kg
8:15 – 9:15 PMMen’s Greco-Roman semifinals: 55kg, 82kg, 77kg, 130kg
9:30 – 12:30 AMWomen’s wrestling finals: 72kg, 53kg, 62kg, 68kg

Day 7 — September 22 (Friday)

12:30 – 1:00 AMWomen’s wrestling 53kg, 62kg, 68kg: 5th vs 5th match for Paris 2024 Quota
2:00 – 5:30 PMMen’s Greco-Roman qualification: 72kg, 60kg, 97kg
2:00 – 5:30 PMMen’s Greco-Roman repechage: 55kg, 82kg, 77kg, 130kg
8:15 – 9:15 PMMen’s Greco-Roman semifinals: 72kg, 60kg, 97kg
9:30 – 12:30 AMMen’s Greco-Roman finals: 55kg, 82kg, 77kg, 130kg

Day 8 — September 23 (Saturday)

12:30 – 1:00 AMMen’s Greco-Roman 77kg, 130kg: 5th vs 5th match for Paris 2024 Quota
2:00 – 5:30 PMMen’s Greco-Roman qualification: 63kg, 67kg, 87kg
2:00 – 5:30 PMMen’s Greco-Roman repechage: 72kg, 60kg, 97kg
8:15 – 9:15 PMMen’s Greco-Roman semifinals: 63kg, 67kg, 87kg
9:30 – 12:30 AMMen’s Greco-Roman finals: 72kg, 60kg, 97kg

Day 9 — September 24 (Sunday)

12:00 – 12:30 AMMen’s Greco-Roman 60kg, 97kg: 5th vs 5th match for Paris 2024 Quota
8:00 – 9:00 PMMen’s Greco-Roman repechage: 63kg, 67kg, 87kg
9:30 – 12:30 AMMen’s Greco-Roman finals: 63kg, 67kg, 87kg

Day 10 — September 25 (Monday)

12:00 – 12:30 AMMen’s Greco-Roman 67kg, 87kg: 5th vs 5th match for Paris 2024 Quota

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