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Commonwealth Games: Ravi Dahiya, Bajrang Punia earn spots in Indian men’s wrestling team for CWG 2022 – Checkout

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CWG Indian Wrestling Team: Olympic Silver medallist Ravikumar Dahiya and Bronze medallist Bajrang Punia will lead a six man Indian men’s wrestling team in the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games. All the wrestlers earned their qualification to the CWG squad after dominating in the selection trials held recently at Delhi. The CWG 2022 is scheduled to be played from July 28 to August 8. Follow InsideSport.IN for more updates. 

Commonwealth Games: Ravi Dahiya, Bajrang Punia earn spots in Indian men’s wrestling team for CWG 2022 – Checkout

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Ravikumar Dahiya will play in the 57 kg category, while Bajrang Punia will compete in the 65 kg category. Wrestlers Naveen and Deepak Punia will feature in the 74 kg and 86 kg respectively while Deepak and Mohit Grewal will play in the 97 kg and 125 kg category. All the players triumphed in their respective categories in the selection trials on Tuesday.

Commonwealth Games: Ravi Dahiya, Bajrang Punia earn spots in Indian men's wrestling team for CWG 2022 - Checkout
Commonwealth Games: Ravi Dahiya, Bajrang Punia earn spots in Indian men’s wrestling team for CWG 2022 – Checkout

Indian Men’s Wrestling team for CWG

57kg – Ravi Dahiya
65kg – Bajrang Punia
74kg – Naveen
86kg – Deepak Punia
97kg – Deepak
125kg – Mohit Grewal

Bajrang Punia, who won silver medal in the recently concluded Asian Wrestling Championships, booked his berth in the national team after defeating Vishal Kalliraman 2-1 in the final.

Bajrang Punia didn’t look at his best as he showed hesitancy in going for attacking moves during the trials. Speaking about it he said, “You will soon see the Bajrang who ruled the mat in 2018. I have just started competing after a long gap, injury was also there so there is bit of hesitancy going for the attacks,” he said as quoted by PTI.

CWG Indian Wrestling Team: Ravikumar Dahiya, Bajrang Punia earn spots in Indian men's wrestling team for Commonwealth Games - Checkout
CWG Indian Wrestling Team: Ravikumar Dahiya, Bajrang Punia earn spots in Indian men’s wrestling team for Commonwealth Games – Checkout

Meanwhile, Ravikumar Dahiya defeated Aman by technical superiority in the final to seal his spot in the Indian squad for the Commonwealth Games.

In the 74 kg, Naveen got past Asian Championship silver medallist Gourav Baliyan 12-2 in the final, to book his spot in the team. Deepak Punia, who finished fourth in the Tokyo Olympics won the final as expected, against Sanjeet 6-0.

In the Indian women’s squad, wrestlers Pooja Gehlot (50 Kg), Vinesh Phogat (53 Kg), Anshu Malik (57 Kg), Sakshi Malik (62 Kg), Divya Kakran (68 Kg) and Pooja Dhanda (76 Kg) have been selected for the quadrennial event.

Commonwealth Games: Ravi Dahiya, Bajrang Punia earn spots in Indian men’s wrestling team for CWG 2022 – Checkout

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