The trials for the wrestling World Championships will likely be held on August 25-26 in Patiala, the ad-hoc panel introduced on Monday, ending weeks of uncertainty across the choice competitors.
The exemption given to Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat from the Asian Video games trials had created an enormous furore with majority of the wrestling fraternity criticising the choice taken by the ad-hoc panel.
Within the standards talked about for “shortlisting of athletes” for the Worlds, the ad-hoc panel mentioned, “Medallists and contributors of all worldwide/ rating/ Asian/ World Championships/ Commonwealth Video games held in 2022 and 2023 and contributors of 2022 Tokyo Olympic Video games (must seem for trials so as to get chosen chosen for the Worlds).”
Bajrang and Vinesh, have, nevertheless, not but made up their thoughts on showing within the trials for the Worlds as they really feel the Hangzhou Asian Video games, beginning September 23, are very shut.
The World Championships will function the primary qualifying occasion for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
The dates for sending entries by names will shut on August 16 however United World Wrestling (UWW) has in precept accepted India’s request to increase the deadline due to the uncertainty surrounding the WFI elections.
“Since that is an Olympic qualification match, we could not have delayed the trials any additional as India’s entries would have been rejected,” the ad-hoc panel head Bhupender Singh Bajwa instructed PTI.
Initially the ad-hoc panel had determined to carry the trials on August 10 and ship a notification relating to that to the state affiliation earlier than August 3.
However, later, the panel determined the newly-elected WFI governing physique ought to take a name on the trials as it could get elected on August 12, leaving the elected governing physique members loads of time to conduct the train and ship the entries to UWW.
However after the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom stayed the much-anticipated WFI elections on the eve of the polls (August 11) and adjourned the matter to August 28, a query mark hung over the wrestlers’ participation within the Worlds, leaving the ad-hoc panel to take the necessary choice to conduct the trials.
“The weigh-in can be held on identical dates of the Choice Trials at 7.00 hrs. at SAI Centre, NS NIS, Patiala and two kg weight tolerance will likely be allowed in all weight classes,” mentioned the assertion.
“Trials will likely be held within the following classes — Freestyle: 57kg, 61kg, 65kg, 70kg, 74kg, 79kg, 86kg, 92kg, 97kg and 125kg. Greco-roman — 55kg, 60kg, 63kg, 67kg, 72kg, 77kg, 82kg, 87kg, 97kg and 130kg. Girls’s wrestling: 50kg, 53kg, 55Kgk, 57Kgk, 59Kgk, 62Kgk, 65Kgk, 68Kg, 72kg and & 76kg.”
Format of trials
The ad-hoc panel mentioned that, if lower than eight wrestlers are eligible for trials in a weight class, Nordic system will likely be utilized.
Beneath the Nordic system, the wrestlers struggle one another in a round-robin format. After the matches are over, the wrestlers are ranked in keeping with the variety of victories. The highest three win medals.
“If eight or extra wrestlers are eligible in a weight class, direct elimination format will likely be carried out,” mentioned the ad-hoc panel assertion.
The panel additionally mentioned that it might apply “seeding system” through the trials.
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