Indian women’s wrestling team ready to travel to Kazakhstan for the upcoming Asian Olympic Qualifying Event


Indian women’s wrestling team ready to travel to Kazakhstan for the upcoming Asian Olympic Qualifying Event

Sonam Malik

As Olympics 2021 is on the doors all the world is in the race to get tickets for the Tokyo’s Mega Event . As India’s wrestling team will travel to Kazakhstan from April 9 to 18 for the Asian Olympic Qualifying Event and Senior Asian Wrestling Championship.

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Indian women wrestlers Sonam MalikAnshu MalikSeemaNisha Dahiya and Pooja Sihag secured their spots for the Asian Olympic qualifiers in Almaty, Kazakhstan on Monday. The five wrestlers won their respective selection trials in their categories at SAI Training Centre, Lucknow. They will now feature in the 2021 Asian Wrestling Championships.

Additionally, the five will also feature for India in the 2021 Asian Wrestling Championships, which will also be held in Kazakhstan from April 12 to 18.

The following wrestlers were selected at the event: Seema (50 Kg), Anshu Malik (57 Kg), Sonam Malik (62 Kg), Nisha (68 Kg), Pooja (76 Kg). The selection trials in the remaining 4 weight categories for Asian Championship will be held on March 27.

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Nine wrestler selected for the Asian Olympic Qualifiers from the trial conducted at Delhi

Ravi Dahiya
Ravi Dahiya

Earlier, Gurpreet Singh (77 kg) and Sunil Kumar (87 kg) were among the nine wrestlers selected in the trials conducted at IG Stadium in Delhi for the Asian Olympic qualifiers event and 2021 senior Asian Championship.

The national selection trial was held in six weight categories of Greco Roman Style and three weight categories of Freestyle to select teams for the showpiece events.

Gurpreet, Sunil, Gyanendra (60 kg), Ashu (67 kg), Ravi (97 kg), and Naveen (130) were the wrestlers selected in the Greco Roman Style.

Meanwhile, Sandeep Singh Mann (74 kg), Satyawart Kadian (97 kg), and Sumit (125 kg) were the three wrestlers selected in the Freestyle event.

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The selection trials in the remaining four weight categories for Asian Championships 2021 will be held on March 27. The Asian Championships have more weight class events compared to Olympic wrestling.

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