Wrestlers get ‘Gold Luck’ send-off forward of Asian Video games
Up to date: Aug 13, 2018 04:32 IST
New Delhi [India] Aug 13 (ANI): The Indian contingent of wrestlers was accorded a heat send-off by the principal sponsors of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), wishing the grapplers ‘Gold Luck’ forward of the upcoming Asian Video games right here at a metropolis resort on Sunday.
Brij Bhushan Singh, president of WFI, stated, “Wrestling has at all times given us a very good variety of medals. We predict our grapplers to make us proud as soon as once more. I’m positive they may have a greater harvest this time at Jakarta than they’d at Incheon Video games, 4 years in the past. All my WFI workforce of officers and I want them good luck.”
Speaking about Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia, the president stated, “Punia is the substitute of Yogeshwar Dutt for Olympics. The way in which he’s being educated below the steerage of Yogeshwar Dutt, it’s fairly clear that Yogeshwar needs to dwell his dream by seeing Punia profitable gold at Olympics.”
Chatting with ANI, Punia stated, “He has educated nicely for Asian Video games and able to carry glory for the nation. Yogeshwar Dutt is my mentor and he needs to meet his dream.”
Different wrestlers like Sakshi Malik, Pooja Dhanda, Vinesh Phogat, Pawan, Harpreet additionally expressed their plan for the Asian Video games. Whereas chatting with ANI, they stated that they’re prepared for the video games and are eyeing medal for the nation.
A complete of 572 athletes, together with 312 male and 260 feminine athletes, shall be collaborating within the occasion in 36 completely different sports activities classes. The contingent shall be led by Chef de Mission Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.
The Asian Video games is slated to be held from August 18 to September 2 within the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.
Listed below are the entire squads:
Males’s Freestyle: Sandeep Tomar (57 kg), Bajrang Punia (65 kg), Sushil Kumar (74 kg), Pawan Kumar (86 kg), Mausam Khatri (97 kg) and Sumit (125 kg). Greco-Roman: Gyanender (60 kg), Manish (67 kg), Gurpreet Singh (77 kg), Harpreet Singh (87 kg), Hardeep Singh (97 kg) and Naveen (130 kg).
Girls’s Freestyle: Vinesh Phogat (50 kg), Pinki (53kg), Pooja Dhanda (57kg), Sakshi Malik (62 kg), Divya Kakran (68kg) and Kiran (76kg). (ANI)