30-member Indian wrestling group to compete in World Junior Championship

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14 Sep 2018, 16:41 IST

New Delhi, Sep 14 (PTI) A 30-member group, together with 10 ladies will signify India on the World Junior Wrestling Championship in Slovakia from September 17-23, the nationwide federation (WFI) introduced Friday.

After the assured present on the Asian Championships, the place India bagged eight medals together with two golds, Junior Asian and Cadet championships, wrestlers will look to proceed the winning-streak within the World Junior Championship as effectively.

The Indian grapplers had managed to assert a bronze in every class — males’s freestyle, greco-roman and girls’s freestyle within the final version after the group had gone with out medals for 3 years.

The final time India received a gold on the world juniors was 17 years in the past, method again in 2001, throughout the Sofia (Bulgaria) meet.

Since then the dear yellow steel has eluded the Indians and the current contingent, led by children like Deepak Punia, Sachin Rathi, Suraj and Sandeep Singh Maan, would wish to set the data straight.

“I’ve quite a lot of religion within the younger abilities that shall be on view in Slovakia. The coaches and gamers have labored exhausting, I’m very optimistic about their efficiency. Our goal shall be to flourish and carry out effectively in all age teams,” WFI president, Brij Bushan Sharan Singh, stated

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