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Another first for India wrestling: U-15 girls to take plunge in Asian Juniors  

by Rinku Khumukcham
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From a Correspondent
New Delhi, Oct, 18

 Indian wrestling will score yet another first with the Under-15 girls entry in the Asian Junior Wrestling Championships in Fuji-Mi, Japan.Wrestling Federation of India has named a 10-member junior girl squad for the event, scheduled for November 16, 2018.
This is the first time ever that an under-15 Indian wrestling squad will be competing in an Asian-level competition. This was in tune with the Wrestling Federation of India’s ‘Catch ‘em Young’ policy to encourage young wrestlers and identify future talents.
All the 10 girls named for the Fuji-Mi event are the top performers in their respective categories at the Under-15 Nationals, held in Meerut earlier this year.
Wrestling Federation President, Brij Bhushan Saran, talking on the importance of such Junior Tournaments said: ”Wrestling fraternity is committed to identify and support the next generation of champions. It is important to identify potential junior talent and give them right exposures abroad. India’s participation in the Under-15 Asian Championship is one of our numerous initiatives to realise that goal.”
“The Asian Juniors will give our wrestlers a competitive field to test their skills,” he further added. 
The squad for the maiden Asian event for junior girls comprises eight girls from Haryana, while the other two wrestlers come from Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
The Squad: 1.Pooja Rani (33kg), 2. Komal (36Kg), 3. Pinki (39Kg), 4. Sweety (42kg), 5.Antim (46kg), 6. Priyanshi Prajapat (50Kg), 7. Pratibha Janghu (54Kg), 8. Bhagyashree (58kg), 9. Sittu (62Kg) and 10. Sunita (66kg).

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