WFI announces squad for UWW U-23 World C’ship

WFI announces squad for UWW U-23 World C’ship

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New Delhi, Oct 12 : The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has announced a 30-member squad for the UWW Under-23 World Championships 2019, starting in Budapest, Hungary from October 28.

According to WFI, the performance at the recently-held Tata Motors U23 National Championships at Shirdi has been considered for selecting the squad. India will be gunning to improve their performance in the last U-23 World Championships 2018, when they could muster only one medal in Bucharest, Romania.

In 2018, Ravi Kumar Dahiya had grabbed the silver medal in the 57kg category. Ravi further went on to prove his mettle even in the Senior World Championships this year by claiming bronze and confirming the 57kg freestyle category berth at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

On the current form of the wrestlers, the WFI is expecting a better performance at the World Championships.

WFI has also declared that preparatory camp for the U-23 World Championship will start from Monday for both girls and boys in Lucknow and Sonepat, respectively.
The Indian squad will leave for Budapest on October 26.(UNI)