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Quota-winning women wrestlers urge WFI to let them compete at Paris Olympics

Updated on: 18 May,2024 06:39 AM IST  |  New Delhi
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Anshu Malik (57kg), India’s first female wrestler to reach the senior World Championships final in 2021, said all they need now is “mental peace” to prepare for the Games

Quota-winning women wrestlers urge WFI to let them compete at Paris Olympics

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Paris Games quota-winning women wrestlers on Friday pleaded with the national federation not to subject them to selection trials, saying that every single step they take and every little thing they do from now on will have a bearing on India’s medal chances at the Olympics.


Anshu Malik (57kg), India’s first female wrestler to reach the senior World Championships final in 2021, said all they need now is “mental peace” to prepare for the Games.


If selected, it will be 22-year-old Anshu’s second shot at an Olympic medal, having competed at the Tokyo Games. “We need mental peace before the Olympics. Already two months is too less a period to prepare. At this stage, every single day counts,” Anshu told PTI from Tokyo.


The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has called its selection committee meeting on May 21 in Delhi to decide on the trials criteria.  

Nisha Dahiya (68kg) and Reetika Hooda (76kg) are among the five women wrestlers who have secured quotas for India.

“I am still recovering from the weight-cut at the qualifiers, if again we undergo trials, it will affect our body,” said Nisha.

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