New Delhi: Ravi Kumar and Deepak Punia are among the 24 wrestlers who will likely be representing India within the upcoming Wrestling World Cup to be held from December 12 to December 18, 2020. A contingent of 42 members, together with 24 wrestlers, 9 coaches, three help workers, and three referees, will likely be travelling to Belgrade, Serbia to represent India on the senior Individual World Cup, in accordance to an official assertion.
It would be the first worldwide competitors that Indian wrestlers will likely be taking part in after the nationwide lockdown was imposed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The participation within the match has been sanctioned by the federal government at an total value of greater than Rs 90 lakh and can embrace Air Tickets, Boarding and Lodging, United World Wrestling licence charges, visa charges and out of pocket allowances for gamers, coaches and referees, stated the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports assertion.
These wrestlers will take part within the match:
Men’s freestyle: Ravi Kumar (57 kg), Rahul Aware (61 kg), Naveen (70 kg), Gourav Baliyan (79 kg), Deepak Punia (86 kg), Satyavart Kadian (97 kg), Sumit (125 kg)
Men’s Greco-Roman: Arjun Halakurki (55 kg), Gyanender (60 kg), Sachin Rana (63 kg), Ashu (67 kg), Aditya Kundu (72 kg), Sajan (77 kg), Sunil Kumar (87 kg), Hardeep (97 kg), Naveen (130 kg)
Women’s: Nirmala Devi (50 kg), Pinki (55 kg), Anshu (57 kg), Sarita (59 kg), Sonam (62 kg), Sakshi Malik (65 kg), Gursharan Preet Kaur (72 kg), Kiran (76 kg)
India have attained a complete of 4 Olympic quotas in wrestling by way of Bajrang Punia (males’s freestyle 65 kg), Vinesh Phogat (girls’s 53 kg), Ravi Kumar, and Deepak Punia.
These Indian wrestlers can have two extra alternatives to attain the remaining quotas on the Asian Qualification Tournament scheduled in March 2021 and the World Qualification Tournament scheduled from April 29 to May 2, 2021.