Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat Book Berths For World Wrestling Championship
Ace women wrestlers Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat have made the cut in the Indian squad for the World Wrestling Championship, to be held in Paris in August. The squad for the tournament was announced after the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) conducted selection trials across weight categories at the STC Lucknow. Although Vinesh had won the Asian Championship silver in category, she fought in her preferred 48kg category and comfortably qualified for the mega-event.
Rio Olympics bronze-medallist in 58kg, Sakshi, who bagged a silver medal at the Asian Championship in May after climbing up a division to 60kg category, has qualified in the same category for the upcoming Championship. Vinesh, another silver medallist at Asian Championship, earned a place in the women’s 48kg. Among others who made the cut for the World Championship were Sheetal (53kg), Lalita (55kg), Pooja Dhanda (58kg), Shilpi (63kg), Navjot Kaur (69kg) and Pooja (75kg).