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National Wrestling Championship Postponed To January 2021

National Wrestling Championship Postponed To January 2021

The Nationwide Wrestling Championship may just see a metamorphosis in venue subsequent 12 months© AFP

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has postponed subsequent month’s nationwide championship to January 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. WFI Assistant Secretary Vinod Tomar advised PTI that the present prerequisites have compelled them to push the Nationals via no less than a month. “The location is a ways from excellent. It’s not conceivable to habits Nationals. We will be able to attempt to host the championships in opposition to the tip of January subsequent 12 months,” mentioned Tomar. It approach subsequent 12 months will see two nationwide championships.


“We’ve got finished that previously too when instances dictated one of these step,” Tomar mentioned.

This 12 months’s championships have been scheduled to be held in Gonda, UP from December 18-20 however Tomar mentioned if there are extra states, they could believe converting the venue. The WFI authentic additionally mentioned that they’re able to ship the Indian crew for the person International Cup, set to be held in Belgrade, Serbia from December 12-18. The gold medal winner gets prize cash of 4000 Swiss Francs whilst the runner-up can be richer via 3000 Swiss Francs. The bronze medal winner get 1500.

“We determined in opposition to internet hosting the pains and are sending the similar wrestlers who competed within the Asian Championship in New Delhi in February. Bajrang Punia (65kg), Vinesh Phogat (53kg), Jitender Kumar (74kg) and Sombir Rathi (92kg) have requested for exemption and now we have granted it,” he mentioned.


“Whilst Bajrang, Vinesh and Sombir’s classes will pass unrepresented, Nar Singh Yadav will compete for India within the 74kg,” he added.

For the reason that WFI isn’t accomplishing trials, it implies that Pooja Dhanda will leave out the development as younger Anshu Malik will compete within the 57kg class. It’s going to additionally make sure that Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik competes within the 65kg class since her new nemesis Sonam Malik had competed in 62kg throughout the Asian tournament.

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