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500 wrestlers for **Junior Women and Sub-Junior Girls National*

Bellary, March 19: 500 wrestlers from 26 affiliated units are taking part in the 2021 Junior Women and Sub-Junior Girls National Wrestling Championships at the JSW. Sports Institute from March 19 to 21. Among the wrestlers headlining the event would be Cadet World Champion Komal, Youth Olympic Silver medallist Simran from Delhi and former cadet World Championship medallist Sonika Hooda, who will be representing. The top age-group tournament in the country will see over.

500 wrestlers competing on three mats inside the state-of-the-art Combat Sport Centre at IIS, a 62mx62m column free indoor arena. The competition will see action in 20 weight categories across the 3 days of competition. Each weight class will award a Gold, a Silver and two Bronze medals.

WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who is present in Bellary for the event, welcomed the initiative to host the nationals at the IIS. “We are pleased that corporates like JSW are coming forward to host the nationals.The IIS facility is very impressive and professionally run, and this will undoubtedly be a very good experience for all the participating wrestlers.

Talking about the decision to host the nationals, Manisha Malhotra, Head of Sports Excellence and Scouting at JSW Sports said, “We are confident of providing a world class competition experience to the girls participating in the competition. The wrestlers here are potential future Olympians and World Champions for the country and we believe it is important for them to have a training and competition environment at par with international standards.”

 

By Y.S. RANA

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