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  • Earlier, Asiad was postponed due to Covid-19 spike in China
  • Wrestling Federation of India is not convinced with the revised schedule

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Postponed Asian Games to take place from September 23 to October 8 in 2023

The 19th edition of Asian Games was originally slated to start on September 10 this year.

The postponed Asian Games will take place next year in Hangzhou after it was suspended on May 6 due to a spike in Covid-19 cases in China.

Now, Asiad's 19th edition will take place from September 23 to October 8 in 2023.

Also read: Commonwealth Games 2022: Two Indian athletes fail dope test ahead of Birmingham Games

However, the new dates have come as a major headache for the Wrestling Federation of India.

Wrestling World Championship is scheduled to take place from September 16-24 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. The participants will then have to fly directly from Russia to China for the Asian Games. And the WFI is worried their wrestlers will not get enough recovery time.

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