Senior Asian Wrestling Championship

AWARDS AND SPORTS

  • The 35th edition of the senior Asian Wrestling Championship was kickstarted in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
  • Total Indian wrestlers participating are 30 - 20 wrestlers from the men's team and 10 wrestlers from the women's team.
  • For the participation of the Indian wrestlers in the tournament, Rs.1.28 crore was sanctioned by the Sports Authority of India.
  • Last year, the Asian Wrestling Championships 2021 was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan. In this event, Iran was topped in the freestyle and Men's Greco-Roman categories.
  • In 2021, the medal table was topped by Kazakhstan - 17 medals.

Facts to know:

 

  • The Sports Authority of India (SAI) was established in 1982.
  • SAI functions under the ‘Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports’.
  • Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports: Shri Anurag Singh Thakur.
  • Wrestlers Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Bajrang Punia won the silver and bronze medals in Tokyo Olympics.
Senior Asian Wrestling Championship 2022
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