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Sakshi, Vinesh to lead Indian women wrestlers in Asian Games

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Olympic bronze medallist and gold winner will lead a six-member Indian women wrestling team at to be held in later this year.

Sakshi, who won bronze medals in this year's Gold Coast as well as 2016 Rio Olympics, and Vinesh were exempted from the trials by the Wrestling Federation of because of their current form and past performances.

Sakshi and Vinesh will carry India's hopes in the 50kg and 62kg freestyle categories even as four other wrestlers went through the trials here today to book their tickets for

Other women wrestlers who will be representing at are Pinki (53kg), Pooja Dhanda (57kg), Divya Kakran (68kg) and Kiran (72kg).

The Asian Games will be held in and from August 18 to September 2.

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First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 21:30 IST
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