Eight female grapplers have been suspended for one year by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) after they missed the national camp in Lucknow. Also Read - Wrestling Federation of India Fires Women's Coach Andrew Cook After Refusal to Attend Online Sessions
Explaining the reason behind their action, WFI assistant secretary Vinod Tomar said that the punished wrestlers did appear for the camp but only for the trials before leaving at their own will after the competition. Also Read - Asian Wrestling Championships: Pakistan Participation Confirmed, Decision on China on Monday
After they left, the disciplinary committee of the WFI decided to take the step. Also Read - Sushil Kumar Requests WFI to Postpone Olympics Qualification Trials Citing Shoulder Injury
Among the suspended wrestlers, three are Haryana – Ankush (53kg), Raunak (64kg) and Suman (68kg) – and two hail Delhi — Bunty (55kg) and Sushma Shaukeen (57kg).
Sheetal Tomar (50kg) are from Rajasthan, Reshma Mane (69kg) from Maharashtra and Nikki (76kg) from Railways were the other wrestlers to be suspended.