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Commonwealth Games 2022 – Meet the Indian Wrestling Squad & their Schedule

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The much-awaited quadrennial event i.e. Commonwealth Games 2022 is just 21 days away. The Commonwealth Games often referred to as the “Friendly Games” include multiple popular sports that involve athletes from across the globe. Wrestling at the Commonwealth Games was one out of six games to be featured in Canada’s Hamilton CWG 1930 (1st CWG Games).

Wrestling competitions at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games are to be held on 5 and 6 August 2022. The sport made its debut in the inaugural CWG in 1930. The game featured for the nineteenth time and the third time within England specifically. Dangal queen Geeta Phogat won India’s first-ever gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the Commonwealth Games in 2010.

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Olympic bronze medalist, wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt said-

“I expect Indian wrestlers to win 8-9 gold medals at CWG 2022”

About Wrestling Sport

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Wrestling is a sport that is conducted in various styles by two competitors. The participants force an opponent to touch the ground with some part of the body other than his feet. Forcing the opponent into a certain position, usually supine (on his back) or holding that position for the minimum time.

There are three basic types of wrestling contests- the belt-and-jacket, catch-hold, and lose styles. Wrestling in India is also commonly known as Dangal, which is the basic form of a wrestling tournament. Wrestling in India has its origin way back in the fifth century BCE. In India, the early form of wrestling was known as ‘Malla-yuddha’ (hand-to-hand combat).

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Wrestling comes in different forms such as Greco-Roman, freestyle, judo, sambo, folkstyle, catch, submission, sumo, pehlwani, shuai jiao, and others.

List of Indian Wrestlers for CWG 2022

Women

  • Pooja Gehlot (50kg)
  • Vinesh Phogat (53kg)
  • Anshu Malik (57kg)
  • Sakshi Malik – women’s 62kg
  • Divya Kakran – women’s 68kg
  • Pooja Sihag – women’s 76kg.

Men

  • Ravi Kumar Dahiya – men’s 57kg
  • Bajrang Punia – men’s 65kg
  • Naveen – men’s 74kg
  • Deepak Punia – men’s 86kg
  • Deepak – men’s 97kg.

Indian Wrestlers Schedule in CWG 2022

5th August 2022

TimeEventVenue
7:30 PM (IST)Women’s Freestyle 57kg – Preliminary Rounds Quarter-finals Semi-finals and RepechageCoventry Arena
7:30 PM (IST)Women’s Freestyle 62kg – Preliminary Rounds Quarter-finals Semi-finals and RepechageCoventry Arena
7:30 PM (IST)Women’s Freestyle 68kg – Preliminary Rounds Quarter-finals Semi-finals and RepechageCoventry Arena
7:30 PM (IST)Men’s Freestyle 65kg – Preliminary Rounds Quarter-finals Semi-finals and RepechageCoventry Arena
7:30 PM (IST)Men’s Freestyle 86kg – Preliminary Rounds Quarter-finals Semi-finals and RepechageCoventry Arena
7:30 PM (IST)Men’s Freestyle 125kg – Preliminary Rounds Quarter-finals Semi-finals and RepechageCoventry Arena

6th August 2022

TimeEventVenue
2:00 AM ISTWomen’s Freestyle 57kg – Medal contestCoventry Arena
2:00 AM ISTMen’s Freestyle 65kg – Medal contestCoventry Arena
2:00 AM ISTWomen’s Freestyle 57kg – Medal CeremonyCoventry Arena
2:00 AM ISTMen’s Freestyle 65kg – Medal CeremonyCoventry Arena
2:00 AM ISTWomen’s Freestyle 62kg – Medal contestCoventry Arena
2:00 AM ISTMen’s Freestyle 86kg – Medal contestCoventry Arena
2:00 AM ISTWomen’s Freestyle 62kg – Medal CeremonyCoventry Arena
2:00 AM ISTWomen’s Freestyle 68kg – Medal contestCoventry Arena
2:00 AM ISTMen’s Freestyle 86kg – Medal CeremonyCoventry Arena
2:00 AM ISTMen’s Freestyle 125kg – Medal contestCoventry Arena
2:00 AM ISTWomen’s Freestyle 68kg – Medal CeremonyCoventry Arena
2:00 AM ISTMen’s Freestyle 125kg – Medal CeremonyCoventry Arena
7:30 PM ISTWomen’s Freestyle 50kg – Preliminary Rounds Quarter-finals Semi-finals and RepechageCoventry Arena
7:30 PM ISTWomen’s Freestyle 53kg – Preliminary Rounds Quarter-finals Semi-finals and RepechageCoventry Arena
7:30 PM ISTWomen’s Freestyle 76kg – Preliminary Rounds Quarter-finals Semi-finals and RepechageCoventry Arena
7:30 PM ISTMen’s Freestyle 57kg – Preliminary Rounds Quarter-finals Semi-finals and RepechageCoventry Arena
7:30 PM ISTMen’s Freestyle 74kg – Preliminary Rounds Quarter-finals Semi-finals and RepechageCoventry Arena
7:30 PM ISTMen’s Freestyle 97kg – Preliminary Rounds Quarter-finals Semi-finals and RepechageCoventry Arena

 


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