Olympic silver medallist Ravi Dahiya has decided to skip the Wrestling World Championship as he did not get time to prepare for the Wrestling Federation of India’s (WFI) selection trials next week.
The trials will be held on Tuesday. The tournament is in Oslo, Norway, from October 2-10.
“I don’t want to be on the mat unprepared. What’s the point in competing without enough practice. So I have to miss the World Championship because I don’t want to go to the trials without enough practice,” Dahiya said.
Dahiya will be the second big star missing from the Indian line-up as Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Bajrang Punia has also been forced out due to a ligament tear in his right knee. “I will try to compete in one or two tournaments before the season ends after I begin serious training from next month,” Dahiya said.
Dahiya did not…