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The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is gearing up for the senior Nationwide camp after virtually 15 months with Delhi more likely to substitute Patiala because the venue due to the continued farmers’ protest. The WFI-organised Nationwide camps are on maintain since January 2023 when the nation’s three elite wrestlers accused then WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment, an issue that pegged again Indian wrestling. The ad-hoc panel, which was entrusted with managing the day-to-day affairs because of the suspension of the WFI, had began the coaching camp for males (Rohtak) and ladies (Patiala) after conducting its personal Nationals in Jaipur.

The WFI, after United World Wrestling (UWW) lifted its suspension, introduced the trials to pick the nationals groups for the Asian Wrestling Championships in Bishkek (April 11-16) and the Continental Olympic Qualifier within the Kyrgyzstan capital (April 19-21).

“After we conduct these trials, the top-four in every class might be invited to be a part of the Nationwide camp,” WFI president Sanjay Singh instructed PTI.

“We now have not but finalised the venues for the camps,” the sports activities administrator from Varanasi, added.

It has been learnt that the SAI centres in Sonepat will, as ordinary, be the venue for the boys’s camp and the IG Stadium right here may host the ladies’s camp.

“The Lucknow SAI centre is out of query and we’ve got to decide on between Patiala and Delhi. As of immediately, the restriction on motion in and round of Punjab will make it a bit inconvenient for everybody to achieve Patiala. So, in all probability, we are able to request the federal government to offer the IG Stadium for the ladies’s camp,” stated a WFI supply.


The four-best wrestlers on the not too long ago concluded Nationals in Jaipur (performed by the ad-hoc panel) and Pune (performed by WFI), have been invited to compete within the trials.

Those that didn’t compete in both Nationals however are good performers may even be allowed to compete.

“We are going to invite not simply the winners of the trials but in addition the finalists and the semifinalists for the nationwide camp. If the runner-up or quantity 3-4 aren’t , which occurs typically, then that camp spot might be supplied to the subsequent finest wrestler and so forth,” knowledgeable the supply.


It has additionally been learnt that the WFI has determined to conduct the U15 and U20 Nationals from March 28 to 30 in Noida.

The winners, finalists and the 2 semifinal winners will later be requested the be a part of the Nationwide camp.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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