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Good News! WFI’s Suspension Lifted by United World Wrestling

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United World Wrestling (UWW), the global authority governing wrestling, has officially lifted the provisional suspension imposed on the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI). This decision came after careful review during the UWW bureau meeting held on February 9th, 2024. Initially suspended in August 2023 due to failure to conduct timely elections and issues of mismanagement, the Indian federation can now resume its activities.

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However, UWW has set two conditions for the reinstatement: the elections of the Athletes Commission and ensuring fair participation without discrimination in WFI events, particularly in selection trials for the Olympics. UWW stated in a press release,

“The WFI has to re-convene the elections of its Athletes’ Commission. The candidates for this commission shall be active athletes or retired for no longer than four years. The voters shall be exclusively athletes. These elections shall take place during trials or any senior national championships where this operation can take place, but no later than July 1, 2024,”

The additional requirement entails ensuring equal opportunities for all wrestlers across the nation, with particular attention to those who voiced their concerns and protested against former president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

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“The WFI has to immediately provide UWW with written guarantees that all wrestlers will be considered for participation without any discrimination in all WFI events, in particular trials for the Olympic Games and any other major national and international events. This non-discrimination includes the three athletes who protested against alleged wrongdoings by the former President,”

The press release additionally stated that UWW will maintain communication with the wrestlers and will continue to engage with them in the days ahead. This initiative aims to facilitate Indian wrestlers’ participation in UWW-sanctioned events under their national flags. Despite the suspension being lifted by UWW, the newly-elected leadership of WFI, headed by Sanjay Singh, remains suspended by the Sports Ministry for contravening the sports code following the elections

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As quoted by M K Gandhi “learn as if you were to live forever”. This is the philosophy that she tries to live by. Learning new things is a passion that leads you to a school of upskills. Given her interest in writing, she pursued her dreams by taking a bachelor's degree in Journalism & Mass Communications from GGSIPU and received several accolades in academics. She is working as Senior Editor at KreedOn and loves challenges and completing multiple tasks within a stipulated timeline. She loves watching football and the credit goes to Lionel Messi. In her leisure time, she loves to paint her imagination.


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