don’t want to play unprepared
The WFI will conduct selection trials on Tuesday for the World Championships to be held in Oslo, Norway, from October 2 to 10. Dahiya and other medal winners of the Tokyo Olympic Games are traveling from state to state for their felicitation ceremony. Dahiya said, ‘I don’t want to get on the mat without preparation. What is the use of competing without enough practice because I will not participate in the World Championships because I do not want to enter the trials without enough practice.
Poonia is already out
Dahiya is the second major wrestler from India not to go to the World Championships. Earlier, Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Bajrang Punia was also ruled out of the tournament due to a right knee injury. The wrestler said, ‘I will try to take part in one or two tournaments before the end of the season. I will start training from next month. Asked if he was upset with the extravagant celebrations, Dahiya said he had no complaints. He said, ‘How can you tell him ‘no’. They are your own people who want to show respect and honor you. It’s just that it gets tired.’
weight loss is a problem
It was expected that Dahiya will compete in the World Championships in 61kg instead of 57kg as it is a big problem for wrestlers to lose weight and then maintain it. Dahiya has no problem that the WFI did not exempt him from the trial. He said, ‘The federation is doing the right thing by calling it for trial. They know what is best. I have no problem participating in the trial. Dahiya said that he would soon inform the federation about his decision.
Confusion over these wrestlers too
Meanwhile, there is no clarity on the representation in the trials of the three Pawanas Vinesh Phogat, Sonam Malik and Divya Kakran as the WFI has not taken any decision on the issues related to them. Vinesh has been suspended for indiscipline during the Tokyo Olympics while Sonam has been issued a show cause notice for misbehavior. Divya has also been sent a notice for making a statement against the federation of her address. Sonam and Divya have apologized for their behaviour, while Vinesh has also tendered an unconditional apology for not wearing the official kit during the match but the allegations of not training with and staying with fellow Indian wrestlers in Tokyo are ‘respectful’. ‘ is rejected.