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Greco-Roman style coach for wrestling from Amritsar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 4

Vikram Sharma, a local, has been selected as Greco Roman (GR)-style coach of a senior wrestling team, to take part in the ongoing World Senior Freestyle, GR Style Wrestling Championship being held in Oslo (Norway).

He will be a part of a team having three coaches, 10 players and a physiotherapist who will fly to Oslo from Delhi tomorrow. The World Senior Free Style, which commenced on October 2, will see GR style matches starting from October 6.

He has been a GR Style coach of the Senior Wrestling team for the past four years and before this, he had been a coach with the Junior National team for two years. During his coaching career, his team member Sunil Kumar, 87 kg, won Gold in the Senior Asian Championship, after a gap of 27 years. Indian wrestling team won four bronze medals in the Rome Ranking series held in Italy in March this year. The Punjab wrestling team won the third place in the senior National Wrestling Championship held in February this year. Whenever in the city, he trains budding wrestlers at Gol Bagh wrestling stadium from where over 20 players are playing national championships.

During his playing career, Vikram twice won the gold medals in the World Police Games in 2011 (Canada) and 2013 (USA). He won eight gold medals in the All India Police Games and remained champion in the 2011 National games.

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