Wrestling News: The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has proposed to organise the Senior National Wrestling Championship in Gonda, Uttar Pradesh. It is likely to host the event in December from 18 to 20. Vinod Tomar, WFI’s assistant secretary said, “The federation has proposed to organize Senior National Wrestling Championship in Gonda [Uttar Pradesh]. The Championship may take place from 18th to 20th December 2020”.
While the tentative dates for the senior nationals have been announced, there has been no update on when the national camp at Sonepat for men and Lucknow for women will resume. The training camp was supposed to get resumed this month, however, with senior wrestlers like Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik and Pooja Dhanda expressing their concerns it was postponed for another month.
“Some of our star wrestlers have raised objections for holding the camp under the current situation. Therefore, we have decided to postpone it. The camp will most likely resume next month. Any decision on the subject will be taken after the Independence Day,” Tomar said.
UWW also cancels its September and October events
Meanwhile, United World Wrestling (UWW) has also voted for cancelling the Cadet and Junior European Championship which were scheduled for September and October.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the EC voted to cancel all events planned for September and October, including the European Cadet Championship scheduled for 5-11 October in Poland and the European Junior Championship planned on 19-25 October 2020 in North Macedonia.”We will continue to monitor the worldwide response to the pandemic,” said United World Wrestling president Nenad Lalovic.
“We take seriously the responsibility to care for our athlete’s safety and health. When we have confidence they can compete with the success we will wrestle again.” The EC will meet in the next month to further discuss the 2020 calendar and analyze next steps.