16 wrestlers to undergo pre-Olympic training in United States
New Delhi: A 16-member Indian wrestling team, including five who have qualified for the Olympics, will train in the United States to prepare for next month`s London Games.
The team, which includes Olympic bronze medallist Sushil Kumar Singh, is leaving the country for Colorodo Springs (USA) tomorrow for pre-Olympic training. The team will return on July 15 here and subsequently depart for Minsk (Belarus) on July 20. From there, the team will reach London on August 5 to compete in the Olympic Games.
IOA Acting President Vijay Kumar Malhotra today met the wrestlers along with Wrestling Federation of India officials at his residence. He enquired the wrestlers and the officials about the preparation for London Olympics and wished them luck.
Team: Men: Amit Kumar (55kg freestyle), Devi Singh (55kg freestyle), Nitin Kumar (55kg freestyle), Yogeshwar Dutt (60kg freestyle), Rajneesh (60kg freestyle), Bajrang (60kg freestyle), Sushil Kumar (66kg freestyle), Praveen Rana (66kg freestyle), Amarjeet (66kg freestyle), Pradeep Kumar (66kg freestyle), Narsingh Pancham Yadav (74kg freestyle), Deepak (74kg freestyle), Pawan Kumar (74kg freestyle).
Coach: Vinod Kumar, Yashvir Singh, Mestavisvili Vladimer; Doctor: Vijay; Physio: Arvinder Pal Singh; Masseur: Gurpreet Singh.
Women: Geeta (55kg), Babita Kumari (55kg), Navjot Kaur (55kg).
Coach: O P Yadav, Ramani Chanu; Physio: Shweta Jamwal.