Five Indian wrestlers, including Sonam Malik from Haryana, will take part in the qualifying rounds for the Asian Olympic Qualifying Event and Asian Senior Wrestling Championships 2021, which will be held in Kazakhstan from April 9-18.
Besides Sonam, the other four wrestlers who will compete are Seema (50Kg), Anshu Malik (57Kg), Nisha (68Kg) and Pooja (76Kg).
They were selected in a selection trial held in five Olympic weight divisions at the STC on Monday.
18-year-old Sonam won her fourth consecutive victory over Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik in an 8-7 triumph in trials.
“The selection trials in the remaining four weight categories for the Asian Championship will take place on March 27, 2021,” said Vinod Tomar, Assistant Secretary of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI).
Previously, national champions Sandeep Singh Mann (74kg), Satyawart Kadiyan (97kg) and Sumit Malik (125kg) won the trials held at IG Stadium on March 16 to qualify for the Indian wrestling team for the upcoming Asian Olympic Games qualifiers.
In the Greco-Roman style, Gyanender (60 kg), Ashu (67 kg), Gurpreet Singh (77 kg), Sunil Kumar (87 kg), Ravi (97 kg) and Naveen (130 kg) also won the trials in their respective categories to qualify for the event.
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