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Wrestling Federation of India confirmed that no trials will be conducted for the selection of the country's contingent for the upcoming Paris Olympics, which kicks off on July 26. So far six Indian wrestlers secured their quotas for the Summer Games through events like the World Wrestling Olympic Qualifiers at Istanbul in May, Asian Qualifiers held in Bishkek last month among others.

Ahead of the 2021 Olympics, the WFI has used the trials to keep their wrestlers ready but before the Tokyo games, the federation sent competitors based the quotas they secured in the qualifiers. After the confirmation of six quotas for the Paris Games, wrestlers like men’s freestyle star Aman Sehrawat, along with Nisha Dahiya and Reetika Hooda requested WFI to not hold trials and allow them time for preparation of the event.

Whoever got the quota would go for the Paris Olympics : Sanjay Singh

Further, this decision of no trials ends any hopes for 2020 Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Ravi Dahiya to qualify for a second consecutive time. Similarly, Vinesh Phogat will not be allowed possibly compete in the 53kg category, in which Antim Panghal sealed a quota. 

Regarding this decision, WFI president,  Sanjay Singh said,  "All the members of the selection committee were present and it was decided that the rule we followed was that whoever got the quota would go for the Paris Olympics..."  as per ANI.

Indian wrestling contingent for 2024 Paris Olympics

Men: Aman Sehrawat (57kg)

Women: Vinesh Phogat (50kg), Antim Panghal (53kg), Anshu Malik (57kg), Nisha Dahiya (68kg), Reetika Hooda (76kg)