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Olympic bronze-medallist Sakshi Malik to return to the fray at National Wrestling Championship

New Delhi: Olympic bronze-medallist Sakshi Malik will be seen in action for the first time after her historic feat in the Rio Games when the National Wrestling Championship for men and women gets underway in Gonda, Uttar Pradesh from 23 October.

File Image of Sakshi Malik. AFP

File Image of Sakshi Malik. AFP

The 61st Senior Free Style, Greco Roman Style and the 19th Female National Wrestling Championship is being organized at Nandni Nagar till 25 October.

All affiliated Units of the Wrestling Federation of India, including the Railways Sports Promotion Board and the Services Sports Control Board are participating in this event.

Around 650 wrestlers and 175 Officials from all over India are reaching Gonda for this competition. Malik would represent Railways in the 58 kg category.

The other icon players in the fray are Amit Dahiya (57 Kg), Mausam Khatri (97 Kg), Amit Dhankar (70 Kg), Ravinder Singh (59 Kg) all of whom would represent Haryana.

Bajrang (65 Kg), Satyavart Kadiyan (97 Kg), Dharmender Dalal (130 Kg) would also represent the Railways. The current Olympians Ravinder Khatri (80 Kg) and Sandeep Tomar (57 Kg) will represent Services.

From this year, the Wrestling Federation of India has made Aadhar Card/Voter ID mandatory for the participating
wrestlers.

"Hence, 90 percent of the participating wrestlers have submitted their Aadhar Card to WFI Office and the rest submitted their Voter Card/Passport," the WFI said in a statement.


Updated Date: Oct 20, 2016 13:22 PM

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