New Delhi [India], Aug 11 (ANI): The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is looking to hold the Senior National Wrestling Championship in December this year.
The federation has proposed to organise the tournament in Gonda.
"We have proposed to organise Senior National Wrestling Championship in Gonda in Uttar Pradesh. The championship may take place from 18th to 20th December 2020," a WFI official told ANI.
The WFI had earlier stated that it is looking to start the training camp for both men and women wrestlers by the first week of August.
Vinod Tomar, WFI's assistant secretary had confirmed to ANI that the federation is indeed looking to start the training camp and initially, the Olympic bound athletes will start training first, and later it will be expanded for other categories as well.
"We are planning to resume our training camp by the first week of August, we have had discussions on it. Initially, wrestlers from five Olympics weight categories will be invited first and later we will look to expand it for other categories," Tomar had told ANI.
Tomar had also clarified that the training camp for men will be organised in Sonipat while for women, it will be held in Lucknow.
The wrestling training camps have been suspended since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although training camps for different sports have started in the country, wrestling has not been able to do it so far as it is a contact sport. (ANI)