Sports News, Nation, (New Delhi), August 13:-Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), has accorded a warm send-off to the Indian contingent, wishing the grapplers ‘Gold Luck’ ahead of the upcoming Asian Games here at a city hotel on Sunday.
President of WFI Brij Bhushan Singh said, “Wrestling has always given us a good number of medals. We are expecting our grapplers to make us proud once again. I am sure they will have a better harvest this time at Jakarta than they had at Incheon Games, four years ago. All my WFI team of officials and I wish them good luck.”
Talking about Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia, the president said, “Punia is the replacement of Yogeshwar Dutt for Olympics. The way he is being trained under the guidance of Yogeshwar Dutt, it is quite clear that Yogeshwar wants to live his dream by seeing Punia winning gold at Olympics.”
A total of 572 athletes, including 312 male and 260 female athletes, will be participating in the event in 36 different sports categories. The contingent will be led by Chef de Mission Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.
The Asian Games is slated to be held from August 18 to September 2 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.
-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)