Oct 5, 4 years ago

Defence Services Wrestling Team off to USA

Defence Services Wrestling Team off to USA

Sri Lanka Defence Services Wrestling Team comprising eight athletes and four officials left for United States of America on 30th September 2014 after lapse of four years to take part at the 29th World Military Wrestling Championship 2014 upon invitation received by the US Armed Forces Sports Office which organises the competition together with CISM; the World Military Sports body .

The competition will be held at the Joint Base McGurie-Dix-Lakehurst New Jersey USA from 01st to 08th October 2014. Defence Services Wrestling Team last took part in the 27th World Military Wrestling Championship held in Finland.

The Sri Lankan Defence Services Wrestlers will compete in Free style bouts under eight weight categories. Athletes who had excelled in each weight category at the last Defence Services Wrestling Championship have been selected to take part in the Championship.

Group Captain Priyantha Weerasinghe of the Sri Lanka Air Force leads the Sri Lankan team to USA as the Chief of Mission.

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