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Sakshi Malik, Babita Kumari qualify for 2018 Commonwealth Games

Apart from Sakshi (62kg) and Babita (54kg), other women grapplers who booked their berths for the 2018 Commonwealth Games are Vinesh Phogat (50kg), Pooja Dhanda (57kg), Divya Karan (68 kg) and Kiran (76kg).

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: December 30, 2017 20:04 IST ]
Image Source : GETTY IMAGES A file image of Sakshi Malik celebrating her victory

On Saturday, Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik named in the Indian women's wrestling team for next year's Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia after a selection trial held in Lucknow. 

Apart from Sakshi (62kg), other women grapplers who booked their berths for the 2018 Commonwealth Games are Vinesh Phogat (50kg), Babita Kumari (54kg), Pooja Dhanda (57kg), Divya Karan (68 kg) and Kiran (76kg). 

The selection trial was held in six weight categories at the Sports Authority of India Training Center. 

The six freestyle wrestlers will also represent the country in the 2018 Senior Asian Wrestling Championship to be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

(With PTI Inputs)

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