Yogeshwar to head 17-member wrestling team for Olympic Qualifying event to be held from March 18

Olympian Yogeshwar Dutt and Amit Dhankhar in action during trialsThe Wrestling Selection Trials were held at I.G. Stadium, New Delhi and STC, Lucknow on 4th and 5th March 2016 respectively for selecting the teams for participation in the Asian Olympic Qualifying Tournament to be held at Astana, Kazakhstan from 18th to 20th March 2016.

The men's squad led by Yogeshwar Dutt, includes five Freestyle wrestlers and six in the Greco-Roman category while the women's squad has six members.

The women's squad has several experienced grapplers including Vinesh Phogat (48kg), Babita Kumari (53kg) and Navjot Kaur (67kg).

The following wrestlers were selected:

Free Style Team

57 kg. Rahul Aware
65 Kg. Yogeshwar Dutt
86 Kg. Somveer
97 Kg. Satyawart Kadiayan
125 Kg. Hitender

Greco Roman Style

59 Kg. Ravinder Singh
66 Kg. Ravinder
75 Kg. Gurpreet Singh
85 Kg. Ravinder Khatri
97 Kg. Hardeep Singh
130 Kg. Naveen

Female Team

48 Kg. Vinesh Phogat
53 Kg. Babita Kumari
58 Kg. Sakshi Malik
63 Kg. Anita
67 Kg. Navjot Kaur
75 Kg. Kiran