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30-member strong team to represent India at Wrestling World Championships

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A strong 30-member team led by medallist Malik and gold medallist will represent at the World Championships to be held in Budapest, from October 20 to 28.

The Federation of (WFI) has selected 10 members each in free-style, greco-roman and women's categories.

While Bajrang (65kg) is India's best bet in the freestyle category, (62kg) and gold Pooja Dhanda (57kg) medallist will spearhead India's campaign in the women's wrestling.

will be the chief of the freestyle team, while will be in charge of the women's squad.

Besides 30 wrestlers, the Indian contingent will also have 17 officials including coaches, physio, and referees.

The team will leave for tomorrow morning where they will have pre-tournament conditioning camp ahead of the main event.

Interestingly, Ritu is the only Phogat sister to feature in the squad as Geeta and did not attend the trials while Asiad gold medallist Vinesh has been ruled out with an

Women's is confident of a better show from his wards.

"We are fully prepared for the tournament. The girls have worked extensively on their technic after the and we hope to better our medals tally this time around," Kuldeep said.

Men's freestyle too looked optimistic.

"We will definitely win some medals but I can't tell you the number. We are fully prepared and the camp before the main event will be very beneficial for us," he said.


Freestyle: (57kg), Sonba Tanaji Gongane (61kg), (65kg), (70kg), Jitender (74kg), (79kg), Pawan Kumar (86kg), Deepak (92kg) Mausam Khatri (97kg), Sumit (125kg), (Chief Coach).

Women's: (50kg), (53kg), Seema (55kg), Pooja Dhanda (57kg), Sangeeta (59kg), Malik (62kg), Ritu (65kg), Navjot Kaur (68kg), Rajini (72kg), Kiran (76kg), (Chief Coach).

Greco Roman: Vijay (55kg), Gyanender (60kg), (63kg), Manish (67kg), Kuldeep Malik (72kg), (77kg), Harpreet Singh (82kg), Manjeet (87kg), Hardeep (97kg), Naveen (130kg), (Chief Coach).

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 13:30 IST