Wrestling World Championship: No Ravi Dahiya, Bajrang Punia but WFI secretary hopeful of more medals in WC

By   - 01/10/2021

Wrestling World Championship: WFI hopeful of more medals: Although India will be without their two Olympic medallists Bajrang Punia and Ravi Dahiya at the World Wrestling Championships, coach Vinod Tomar is hopeful of a better medal tally from the World Wrestling Championships. Indian wrestlers are taking inspiration from their Tokyo Olympics show.

The Indian wrestling contingent grabbed two medals at the Games held in Tokyo and returned with five from the last World Championship.

“We grabbed 5 medals in the last world championship but this time we are hoping for more medals as our wrestler put up a good show in Tokyo Olympics. Our contingent is going into the championship without our ace wrestlers Ravi Dahiya and Bajrang Punia, but we are still hopeful that our player will do well and there will be an increase in our medals tally from the last championship,” the Wrestling Federation of India Secretary Vinod Tomar told ANI.

In the women’s team, the likes of Vinesh Phogat will also be missing as she is recovering from an injury. Furthermore, their preparations have also been not ideal.

Wrestling World Championship: As for the men’s team, they suffered a blow when Subham failed a dope test with Pankaj replacing him in the 57kg. The Indian contingent left for the World Championship with last-minute changes as one of the wrestlers — named Subham — failed a dope test.

We did a change at the last minute as one player named Subham in the category of 57 Kg has been found dope positive, 5 days before leaving. We immediately filled up the spot and roped in Pankaj in the same category for the championship. We arranged his visa and completed his other necessary formalities on time and sent the contingent,” he added.

Wrestling World Championship: India squad: 

Freestyle Category

No. Name Position and Wrestling Category
1. Shubham 57 Kg.
2. Ravinder 61 Kg.
3. Rohit 65 Kg.
4. Sushil 70 Kg.
5. Yash 74 Kg.
6. Gourav Baliyan 79 Kg.
7. Sandeep Singh Mann 86 Kg.
8. Pruthviraj Babasaheb Patil 92 Kg.
9. Satywart Kadian 97 Kg.
10. Anirudh Kumar 125 Kg.
11. Jagmander Singh Coach
12. Suresh Kumar Coach
13. Vinod Kumar Coach
14. Paramjeet Masseur
15. Satya Dev Malik Referee
16. Brajesh Kumar Physio
17. Karan Singh Manager


Wrestling World Championship: Greco-Roman Category

No. Name Position and Wrestling Category
1. Sandeep 55 Kg.
2. Gyanender  60 Kg.
3. Neeraj 63 Kg.
4. Gaurav Duhoon 67 Kg.
5. Vikas 72 Kg.
6. Sajan 77 Kg.
7. Harpreet Singh 82 Kg.
8. Sunil Kumar 87 Kg.
9. Ravi 97 Kg.
10. Sonu 130 Kg.
11. Hargobind Singh Coach
12. Vikram Sharma Coach
13. Chandra Vijay Singh Coach
14. Vishal Kumar Rai Physio
15. Ankit Kumar Masseur
16. Rajesh Kumar Manager


Wrestling World Championship: Women’s Wrestling

Hanny Kumari 50 Kg.
Pooja 53 Kg.
Pinki 55 Kg.
Anshu 57 Kg.
Sarita 59 Kg.
Sangeeta 60 Kg.
Bhateri 65 Kg.
Ritu 68 Kg.
Divya Kakran 72 Kg.
Kiran 76 Kg.
Kuldeep Singh Coach
Sahil Sharma Coach
Shiksha Coach
Jagroshni Masseuse
Dhirendra Pratap Singh Physio
Roshani Kumari Manager

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