New Delhi: Olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik on Saturday (December 30) qualified for the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in the 62kg weight category. The CWG 2018 are scheduled to be held in Gold Coast, Australia between April 4 and 15 next year. Also Read - Sports Ministry Sanctions Vinesh Phogat And Her Team's 40-day Training Camp in Hungary
The selection trial for the Indian women wrestling team for participation in the 2018 Senior Asian Wrestling Championship, Kyrgyzstan and 2018 Commonwealth Games was held in STC, Lucknow. Also Read - Deepak Punia, Two Other Wrestlers Test Positive For COVID-19
The others who qualified for the two tournaments are Vinesh Phogat (50 kg), Pooja Dhanda (57Kg), Babita Kumari (54 kg), Divya Karan (68Kg) and Kiran (76Kg). Also Read - National Sports Awards: COVID Positive Vinesh Phogat Among 14 Absentees
Yesterday, double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar also qualified for the Commonwealth after defeating Jitender Kumar in the 74kg weight category.
(With ANI inputs)