Greco-Roman style trainer for Amritsar wrestling : The Tribune India

Tribune press service

Amritsar, October 4

Vikram Sharma, a local, has been selected as the Greco-Roman (GR) style coach of a senior wrestling team, to compete in the Senior GR Style Freestyle Wrestling World Championship currently taking place in Oslo, Norway.

He will be part of a team of three coaches, 10 players and a physiotherapist who will fly to Oslo from Delhi tomorrow. The World Senior Free Style, which started on October 2, will see GR style matches from October 6.

He has been the GR Style coach of the senior wrestling team for the past four years and prior to that he was the junior national team coach for two years. During his coaching career, his teammate Sunil Kumar, 87kg, won gold at the Senior Asian Championship, after a gap of 27 years. The Indian wrestling team won four bronze medals in the Rome Ranking Series held in Italy in March this year. The Punjab wrestling team won third place in the national senior wrestling championship held in February this year. Whenever he is in the city, he coaches budding wrestlers at the Gol Bagh wrestling stadium from where more than 20 players compete for national championships.

During his playing career, Vikram twice won gold medals at the World Police Games in 2011 (Canada) and 2013 (USA). He won eight gold medals at the All India Police Games and remained champion at the 2011 National Games.

Robert J. King