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Khelo: Haryana bank on world cadet champions wrestler Anshu

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

With international players like world cadet champions Anshu and in the fray, wrestling powerhouse will be looking to continue their domination at the second edition of the Khelo Youth Games, which officially begins here from Wednesday.

Last year, had won 11 gold medals, out of which eight came from the girls category.

manged just one gold but finished second overall with seven medals.

Anshu (U-21) became world cadet champion at in 2017 and continued her medal spree by winning the Asian Cadet championship in in May and a bronze at the Junior World in in September 2018.

She will be participating in the 62kg category, while Sonam, a 16-year-old from Madina village in Sonepat, will be another attraction in the Under-17 65kg category, a media release issued here said Tuesday.

has won the 56kg world cadet championship and continued to win medals at the National School Games and Khelo

"Of course, wrestlers are a tough nut to crack but our top wrestlers like and have a good chance for a podium finish," said Maharashtras Under-17 girls'

Among the boys, Haryana will have an upper hand with cadet Asian gold medallist (61kg) and Praveen Malik in the 74kg category in the fray.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 20:20 IST