Olympic-qualified wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat will compete in the Matteo Pellicone event in Rome from March 10 to 15.

These wrestlers were allowed to skip the Individual World Cup held in Serbia in December following the COVID-induced break.

The Rome meet, a Ranking Series event featuring several elite wrestlers, will help the Olympic-bound athletes prepare better for the grand event.

It is learnt that two-time World championships medallist Kazakh Nurislam Sanayev (57kg), Cuban Worlds medallist Alejandro Valdes, Worlds silver medallist Daulet Niyazbekov of Kazakhstan and Worlds bronze winner Behnam Ehsanpoor of Iran (all 65kg), London Olympics gold medallist Jordan Burroughs of the USA, Worlds and Olympic medallist Frank Chamizo of Italy and Worlds medallist Daniar Kaisanov of Kazakhstan (all 74kg) and ex-World junior champion Mark John Hall of USA (86kg) will be some of…

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