ARJUN Gill, who won the gold medal in his weight category at the Commonwealth Games recently, is one of seven wrestlers selected by Wrestling Canada for the Men’s Freestyle Team at the Senior World Championships being held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, from September 8-14, it was announced Wednesday.
Arjun of Burnaby Mountain Wrestling Club in B.C. will be wrestling in the 97 kg category, it was announced on Wednesday.
The Senior World Championship is the pinnacle event of the season for the wrestling community and the team is looking to continue its momentum of performance through the TO2015 and Rio 2016 Games.
This event represents the first Senior World Championships being wrestled under the new rules and new weight class structure.
Arjun, 22, told The VOICE Group last week that he was undergoing gruelling training six days a week in preparation for the World Championships. He trains twice a week at SFU mainly with coaches Justin Abdou and Dave McKay, and at Guru Hargobind Wrestling Club three days a week with coach Lhamsuren ‘Lhama’ Naidan, who was the Mongolian 2000 Olympic team wrestling coach.
Arjun said his goal is to represent Canada at the 2016 Olympics.