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Asian Championship is next challenge for Vinesh, Bajrang; Divya, Dhankar return to Indian team

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

will get to test herself in her new 53kg category when she competes at the senior Asian Wrestling Championship along with Punia and Malik as on Sunday named a 30-member squad for the event, to be held in next month.

The (WFI) conducted trials for women in on Saturday and for men in Sonepat on Sunday.

Bajrang, who competes in the 65kg category, recently won a gold in UWW Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament in where Vinesh competed in the 53kg for the first time and settled for a silver.

The Rio Olympic bronze medallist had also won a silver but in the 65kg while Pooja Dhanda won a gold in 59kg.

At the Asian championship, scheduled for April 23 to 28, will go back to her original 62kg category and Navjot Kaur will represent in 65kg.

bronze medallist Divya Kakran will return to competitive wrestling after recovering from an ankle injury. She will compete in the 68kg category.

National champion booked a berth in the 74kg while made a comeback to the Indian team by winning the trails in 61kg.

Indian squad:

Free Style: (57kg), (61kg), Punia (65kg), Rajneesh (70kg), (74kg), (79kg), (86kg),

Viky (92kg), Satyavrat Kadian (97kg) and Sumit (125kg).

Greco Roman Style: Manjeet (55kg), Gyanender (60kg), (63kg), Ravinder (67kg), Yogesh (72kg), (77kg), Harpreet Singh (82kg),

(87kg), Hardeep Singh (97kg) and (130kg)

Women Wrestling: Seema (50kg), Vinesh (53kg), Lalita Sehrawat (55kg),

Pooja Dhanda (57kg), Manju (59kg), (62kg), Navjot Kaur (65kg), Divya Kakran (68kg), Kiran (72kg) and Pooja (76kg).

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 16:55 IST