New Delhi: The national capital will host an International Wrestling Championship in May next year, just three months before the mega sports event in London. Wrestlers from 20 countries will participate in the free-style wrestling grand prix in men and women categories.

This week-long wrestling championship will be held at K D Jadhav Wrestling Stadium situated in Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium complex in Delhi.

The President of Asian Council of Associated Wrestling (AAWC), Chang-Kew Kim, has already reached New Delhi to have a first-hand look at the preparations going on for the grand prix.

Kim visited the championship venue along with Asian Wrestling Federation vice-president Ashok Aggarwal and Wrestling Federation of India secretary Raj Singh.

“Kim has been sent to India by International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) to have a look at the preparations and facilities available for the grand prix in May and Asian Senior Men’s Championship that will take place in 2013.” Aggarwal said.

He also added that Kim is happy with the preparations for the mega event. Kim will send his report to the FILA president.

“Grapplers form England, USA, Canada, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Russia, China, Uzbekistan, Kajakistan, Tajikistan, Georgia and other eight countries will participate in the championship.” Raj Singh informed reporters.

(JPN/Bureau)