Wrestling at CWG 2026: Olympic medalist Ravi Dahiya is ‘disappointed’ with the expulsion of wrestling from CWG 2026. Olympic silver medalist Ravi Dahiya expressed frustration after wrestling was not included in the preliminary sports program list for the 2026 Commonwealth Games held in Victoria, Australia on Friday. Follow Insidesport.IN for more updates
In addition to wrestling, sports disciplines such as archery and shooting have been dropped from the list of primary sports programs. “We have won medals in wrestling. We have won medals at the 2014, and 2018 CWG Games, and we are preparing really hard for the 2022 Games in England. It is very disappointing that it has been removed from the games but our federation WFI is trying to bring it back, ”Indian wrestler Ravi Dahiya told ANI.
At the Commonwealth Games, 2018, India won 16 medals in shooting, including seven gold, four silver and five bronze, while in wrestling, India won 12 medals, including five gold, three silver and four bronze.
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“We are preparing really well for the Commonwealth Games. We have the Asian Championship in Mongolia and we are flying after 3-4 days. After that, we have trials for the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games, “said Dahiya.
The disciplinary committee for the Commonwealth Games includes aquaculture, athletics, badminton, boxing, beach volleyball, T20 cricket, cycling, gymnastics, hockey, lawn bowls, netball and rugby sevens. And weightlifting.
However, the organizers have made it clear that they will add a few more disciplines later this year, meaning the Archery, Shooting and Wrestling Federation of India may request to be included in their games.
Wrestling at CWG 2026: Olympic medalist Ravi Dahiya ‘disappointed’ by expulsion of wrestling from CWG 2026
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