India at Hangzhou Asian Games 2023: Wrestling schedule, squad, live streaming

Siddharthan PSiddharthan P

September 19 2023
Asian Games Wrestling
(Courtesy : The Times of India/India Today)

Olympian Vinesh Phogat will be absent due to an injury.

Wrestling has been the most medal-yielding sport after athletics for India in the history of the Asian Games. Indian wrestlers have dominated the sport over the years featuring in the headlines during every edition of the continental event. While the wrestlers were in the headlines for some unforeseen reasons earlier this year, the Asian Games presents the best opportunity to bring back some news for the right reasons.

Indian wrestlers will be competing in the 18 medal events across three categories – six Greco-Roman, six men’s freestyle, and six women’s.

The reigning Asian Games champion Bajrang Punia will look to repeat his feat of successfully defending his title as he did in the Commonwealth Games in 2022. World Championship medalist Deepak Punia in the  men’s 86 kg and Asian Champion Aman Sherawat in the men’s 57 kg category are favourites to climb the podium. 

India will be without the services of the 2018 gold medalist Vinesh Phogat due to an injury. Olympian Sonam Malik in the 62 kg category is a medal prospect for India in the women’s event. Pooja Gehlot and Antim Panghal will look to make a mark in the Hangzhou event. 

Indian Wrestling squad for Hangzhou Asian Games 2023

Women’s: Pooja Gehlot (50kg), Antim Panghal (53kg), Mansi Ahlawat (57kg), Sonam Malik (62kg), Radhika (68kg), Kiran (76kg)

Greco-Roman: Gyanender (60kg), Neeraj (67kg), Vikas (77kg), Sunil Kumar (87kg), Narinder Cheema (97kg), Naveen (130kg)

Men’s freestyle: Aman Sehrawat (57kg), Bajrang Punia (65kg), Yash (74kg) Deepak Punia (86kg), Vicky (97kg), Sumit (125kg)

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Where and how to watch live telecast and streaming of Hangzhou Asian games in India?

Sony Liv will offer live streaming of the Asian Games in 2023. The live telecast of the wrestling events will be available on the Sony Sports Network TV networks.

Schedule (IST) 

October 4 – Men’s Greco-Roman: 60kg, 67kg, 77kg, 87kg – Qualification repechages – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM & Bronze medal matches, gold medal matches – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

October 5 – Men’s Greco-Roman: 97kg, 130kg Women’s freestyle: 50kg, 53kg, 57kg – Qualification repechages – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Bronze and gold medal matches – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM 

October 6 – Women’s freestyle: 62kg, 68kg, 76kg Men’s Freestyle: 57kg, 65kg – Qualification repechage – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Bronze and gold medal matches – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

October 7 – Men’s freestyle: 74kg, 86kg, 97kg, 125kg – Qualification, repechage – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Bronze and gold medal matches – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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