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National wrestlers leave for Italy to feature in Beach Wrestling World Series

By our correspondent

KARACHI: Hoping to win medals for the country as many as three Pakistani wrestlers are scheduled to leave for Italy early today (Thursday) to feature in the Beach Wrestling World Series which will open in Rome tomorrow (Friday).

The beach wrestling global hero and two-time world champion Mohammad Inam, the Youth Olympics bronze medallist Inayatullah and Zaman Anwar are set to take part in the pressing global event in which the world’s top wrestlers are set to vie for medals.

“Yes we are about to leave for Karachi now and later in the night we will fly out of Karachi for Dubai before moving to Italy,” Inam told this correspondent hours before flying for Rome. “I am ready and need the nation’s prayers,” Inam said. Musaddiq Hussain is accompanying them as manager. Inam will compete in -90 kg, Zaman will show his mettle in +90 kg while Inayatullah will feature in the 70 kg.

Inam is the key hope of Pakistan for the medal. He is expected to win the title and if he is able to grab that then it will also brighten his chances of qualifying for the final world series to be held in Romania later this month. The biggest issue is that because of visa issues Inam in July missed the world series in France and all the three wrestlers have failed to get Greece’s visas for another world series to be held on September 10-11.

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