New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) Sonepat and Lucknow centres are organising a 91-day training camp for its Asian Games and Commonwealth Games bound wrestlers.
The camp, which started on April 1 and is set to continue till June 30, will see a total of 147 campers including 124 (Freestyle and Greco-Roman) wrestlers and 23 coaches and support staff.
While the 75 members of the men’s wrestling team will train at SAI Sonepat (Freestyle & Greco Roman), the 49 members of the Women’s wrestling team will train at SAI Lucknow.
The camps will consist of athletes who recently won the selection trials for the upcoming Asian Championship, winners of the Open National Ranking Tournament, and the medallists of last year’s Senior Nationals. Some notable names that will be part of this camp are Olympic medallists Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, World Championships medallists Anshu Malik, and Vinesh Phogat.
The government will bear the full cost of Rs 2.30 crore for the men’s wrestling camp in SAI Sonepat and Rs 1.43 core for the women’s training camp in SAI Lucknow. This includes costs of Travel, Lodging, Boarding, Food, Sports Kits, Insurance, and Salaries of Coaches and Support staff amongst others.