India will field 24 wrestlers, including Olympics medallist Sakshi Malik and Worlds medallists Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Deepak Punia, in the individual World Cup to be held in Belgrade from December 12 to 18.

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Some top wrestlers, including Bajrang Punia (65kg), Jitender (74kg), Somvir (92kg) and Vinesh Phogat (women’s 53kg), will skip the event.

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Participation in the tournament, which will be held in place of the World championships, has been approved by the Government at an overall cost of more than Rs. 90 lakh.

Selected wrestlers:


Freestyle: Ravi Kumar Dahiya (57kg), Rahul Aware (61kg), Naveen (70kg), Gourav Baliyan (79kg), Deepak Punia (86kg), Satyavrat Kadian (97kg), Sumit (125kg).

Greco Roman: Arjun Halakurki (55kg),…

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