Rome Ranking Series Day 2 Preview: After a mixed Day 1 in the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series in Rome, seven Indian grapplers will compete on Day 2 of the tournament. The highlight of the day will be women’s wrestling. Several champion wrestlers including Anshu Malik, Sarita and Anita will compete in women’s wrestling while three Greco-Roman grapplers will also take the mat on Friday.
Anshu Malik (57kg-WW): The World Cup silver medalist Anshu Malik will continue to keep the momentum in Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series in Rome. Before World Cup, the 20-year-old bagged a bronze medal in the Asian Championship and all eyes will be on her to replicate her success
Sarita (57kg-WW): After the Asian Championship gold medal in 57-kg category, Sarita will be eager to put up a good show in Rome. She finished 7th in the World Cup and will look to better her records.
Anita (68kg-WW): The Commonwealth Championship gold medalist and Asian Championship bronze medalist will play in the 68kg category. The shift in the category will be a challenge for the senior wrestler who will look to be in contention for a spot in the Olympics team.
Kiran (76kg-WW): The former Commonwealth champion will compete in the 76-kg weight category and will look to better her records in international tournaments. Kiran finished fifth in the Asian Championship and will look to get back on track.
Kuldeep Malik (72kg-GR): Still in the transition from junior to senior phase, the Rome Ranking series will be great exposure for the youngster who is trying to prove his worth in the senior category.
Gurpreet Singh (82kg-GR): The defending champion of 82-kg Greco-Roman in Matteo Pellicone, Gurpreet Singh will look to retain his title. In the 2019 Asian Championship, Gurpreet bagged a silver.
Harpreet Singh (82kg-GR): Another senior wrestler in the 82-kg category, Harpreet Singh will look to better his recent records. He finished fifth in Asian Championship and had a disappointing World Championship.