Bajrang Punia , Vinesh Phogat Named in Indian Wrestling Squad for World Senior Championships


Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat had been amongst a bunch of star Indian wrestlers named for the World Senior Championships to be held in Belgrade, Serbia from September 10-18.


The Indian crew was picked after choice trials at SAI Coaching Centres in Lucknow and Sonepat on Monday and Tuesday.

Tokyo Olympian Vinesh, who accomplished a hat-trick of gold medals on the Birmingham Commonwealth Video games earlier this month, will lead the ladies’s crew whereas the lads’s freestyle squad may have Olympic medallists Bajrang and Ravi Dahiya, and 2019 World Championships silver winner Deepak Punia.

Bajrang (65kg), Ravi Dahiya (57kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg), who gained gold medals on the Birmingham CWG, had been granted exemptions from the trials.

The Indian Squad:


50kg: Retrial to be held; 53kg: Vinesh Phogat; 55kg: Sushma Shooken; 57kg: Sarita Mor; 59kg: Mansi Ahlawat; 62kg: Sonam Malik; 65kg: Shefali; 68kg: Nisha Dahiya; 72kg: Reetika; 76kg: Priyanka

Males: Freestyle

Ravi Dahiya (57kg), Pankaj Malik (61kg), Bajrang Punia (65kg), Naveen Malik (70kg), Sagar Jaglan (74kg), Deepak Mirka (79kg), Deepak Punia (86kg), Vicky Hooda (92kg), Vicky Chahar (97kg), Dinesh Dhankar (125kg)

Greco-Roman: Arjun Halakurki (55kg), Gyanender (60kg), Neeraj (63kg), Ashu (67kg), Vikas (72kg), Sachin (77kg), Harpreet Singh (82kg), Sunil Kumar (87kg), Deepanshu (97kg), Satish (130kg).

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