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Sushil to lead 17-member Indian team in WWC
New Delhi, Aug 14 (Agencies):
Published on 14 Aug. 2009 11:17 PM IST
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Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardee Sushil Kumar will spearhead a 17-member Indian team in the World Wrestling Championship in Herning, Denmark next month. The Olympics bronze medallist will participate in the 66kg freestyle category in the event to be held from 20th to 27 September. Apart from Sushil, Balraj Singh (55kg), Hardeep Singh (60kg), Ramesh Kumar (74kg), Anil Mann (96kg) and Joginder Kumar are the other grapplers who will represent India in the freestyle category. In the Greco-Roman style, Rajender Kumar (55kg), Ravinder Singh (60kg), Sunil Kumar (66kg), Anil Kumar (96kg) and Dharmender Dalal will lead the country’s challenge. Meanwhile, Arjuna awardee Alka Tomar (59kg) will lead India’s six-member female contingent in the World Championship. Other wrestlers in the female category are Nirmal Devi (48kg), Babita (51kg), Suman Kundu (63kg), Geetika Jakhar (67kg), Gursharanpreet Kaur (72kg).

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