THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The 57th senior men and 12th women State wrestling championships will begin at the Central Stadium on Wednesday.
Nearly 300 grapplers representing 14 districts in the State will take part in the two-day meet which also serves as the trials for selecting the State team for the National wrestling championships.
Competitions will be held in seven weight categories in both the sections. In the men’s section, the weight categories are 55kg, 60kg, 66kg, 71kg, 84kg, 96kg and 120kg.
In the women’s section, the competitions will be held in 48kg, 51kg, 55kg, 59kg, 63kg, 69kg and 72kg weight divisions.
Kasaragod and Kottayam are the defending champions in the men’s and women’s sections respectively. The meet will be inaugurated by Kerala Sports Council president T.P. Dasan. The weigh-in of the competitors begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. — Principal Correspondent