Selection Trials: 15 wrestlers selected for Under-17 and Under-23 Asian Championships
An ad hoc committee constituted by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to govern national federations on Wednesday selected 15 wrestlers to represent India in the U-17 and U-23 Asian Championships in Kyrgyzstan on the first day of selection trials in Patiala and Sonepat. .
An ad hoc committee constituted by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to govern national federations on Wednesday selected 15 wrestlers to represent India in the U-17 and U-23 Asian Championships in Kyrgyzstan on the first day of selection trials in Patiala and Sonepat. . Three wrestlers each were selected in the Under-17 Freestyle, Greco-Roman and Women’s categories while two wrestlers each were selected in the Under-23 Freestyle, Greco-Roman and Women’s categories.
The four-day selection trials, headed by Ad-hoc committee member Bhupinder Singh Bajwa, began on Wednesday at NIS Patiala and SAI’s (Sports Authority of India) regional center at Sonipat. SAI Sonepat Executive Director Lalita Sharma, Competition Director Gyan Singh, Competition Manager Rajeev Tomar and Chief Co Jagmandar Singh were present during the trials. On Wednesday, 170 wrestlers took part in the freestyle trial at Sonipat, while 94 wrestlers participated in Greco-Roman and 89 wrestlers in women’s wrestling at NIS Patiala. The remaining weight categories will be selected in these two centers in the next three days.
A record 1704 entries were received by the Ad-hoc Committee for the selection trials. “The ad hoc committee has received a record 1704 entries, including 393 in men’s under-23 freestyle, 220 in Greco-Roman, 151 in women’s wrestling and 490 in under-17 freestyle,” Bajwa, who is also president of the Wushu Federation of India, said in a statement. 207 in Greco-Roman, 243 in women’s wrestling. Bajwa, Jagmandar and Ramesh Kumar Gulia are part of the selection panel to pick freestyle wrestlers.
The selection committees for the Greco Roman and women’s wrestling teams include former shooters Suma Shirur, Mahasinha Rao, Alka Tomar and Neha Rathi. The list of wrestlers selected on the first day is as follows: Under-17 Freestyle: 48kg: Rupesh (Haryana) 60kg: Tushar (Haryana) 71kg: Narendra (Haryana) Under-17 Greco-Roman: 48kg: Siddhanth (Maharashtra) 60kg : Varun (Haryana) 71kg : Soham Raj (Maharashtra) Under-17 Women Wrestling : 43kg : Parveen (Haryana) 53kg : Rajneeta (Haryana) 61kg : Savita (Haryana) Under-23 Freestyle : 97kg : Sahil (Punjab) 125kg: Akash Antil (Haryana) Under-23 Greco-Roman: 82kg: Rohit Dahiya (Haryana) 130kg: Parvesh (Haryana) Under-23 Women’s Wrestling: 59kg: Anjali (Haryana) 76kg: Harshita (Haryana).
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