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Asian Wrestling Championship starts on Wednesday

The Asian Wrestling Championship will kick off in Delhi on Wednesday. It will be held for five days. During the last championship, which was held in Thailand, India won nine medals and were placed seventh. It included one gold, three silvers and five bronzes.

India will field a 24-strong team for the Championship with eight each in freestyle, women and Greco-Roman category. In this event, 112 freestyle, 103 Greco-Roman and 83 female wrestlers will be vying for 24 gold and silver along with 48 bronze medals.

After skipping three trials due to various reasons, Sakshi Malik (58 kg) and her husband Satyawart Kadian (120 kg) won their respective trials in Lucknow.

Vinesh Phogat, who suffered serious injury during Rio Olympics, will be making a comeback in the Championship.

WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh is expecting a good show. “The recent invitational event in Bulgaria went off well. Considering the standard of the tournament, 3 medals was a good effort. We expect the team to do well,” Singh said.

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