The Turk – Suleyman Atli, managed to win the 57kg European title and jumped Russia’s 2018 world champion Zavur UGUEV for the world number 1 spot in May’s rankings.
Atli now has 61 tanking series points and has one-point advantage over Uguev, who has 60 points.
India’s Bajrang Punia was the second wrestler who bumped his points to secure the top spot in this month’s world rankings. He showed great skills at 65kg .
Punia won his fourth Asian title versus Kazakhstan’s Sayatbek Okassov last week.
The freestyle wrestling’s season is underway and we should expect more intense clashes and action.