The wrestling choice trials for the 2024 Paris Olympics Qualifiers and the Asian Championships, that was earlier postponed, will now be held in March, the ad-hoc committee introduced on Friday. The trials had been beforehand scheduled to be held between 27 and 29 February, however now it would be held on 10 and 11 March, in accordance to a report in the Hindustan Times. The trials have been postponed holding in thoughts of some “unavoidable circumstances” amid the delay in conducting the wrestling National Championships that bought over in Jaipur on Monday.
“The winner of the trials in the Olympic weight category will get to represent India in upcoming Olympic qualifiers like the Asian Olympic Qualifiers (April 19-21) and World Olympic Qualifiers (May 9-12). The winners in non-Olympic weight categories will represent India in Senior Asian Championships (April 11-16). The runners up in Olympic weight categories at the trials will represent India at the Senior Asian Championships,” ad-hoc committee chairman Bhupender Singh Bajwa stated by way of a press release.
Vinesh Phogat just lately returned to the mat after 15 months on the Wrestling Nationals in Jaipur. Phogat went onto clinch a gold medal in the 55kg class, whereas Panghal didn’t take part.
According to the foundations set by the United World Wrestling (UWW), the nation earns the Olympic quota and never the wrestler, and meaning there might be a big conflict between Phogat and Panghal.
“The ad hoc committee formulated a selection policy last year and trials will be conducted in accordance with the same. The trials will be held across 10 weight classes — six Olympic and four non-Olympic. All top wrestlers — Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya, Deepak Punia, Vinesh Phogat — will have to appear in trials to stake a claim for the Olympics,” an official was quoted as sying by the Hindustan Times.
Antim Panghal has been the one wrestler to safe an Olympic quota and in consequence, she’s going to get a direct entry into the Asian Championships. The wrestlers can safe at the very least 17 extra quotas from the 2 qualifiers that stay.