| Chandigarh |
Revealed: December 22, 2017 6:41 am
INDIAN WRESTLING will see numerous motion within the coming six months with the third season of Professional Wrestling League other than trials for the 2018 Commonwealth Video games earlier than the video games in Australia. Whereas the final three years have seen Rohtak wrestler Satyawrat Kadian giving powerful struggle to present nationwide champion Mausam Khatri within the 97 kg freestyle class, Kadian, who married Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik earlier this yr, shall be competing within the 92 kg class within the upcoming league beginning January 9.
“I will be competing in the 92 kg category in this year’s Pro Wrestling League. In heavy-weight categories, it is easy to shift between weight categories and I think this category will suit my game plan. Competing in the league will help us ahead of the Commonwealth Games trials and to observe the game of other foreign wrestlers. Sakshi and I discuss wrestling most of the time and help each other understand the opponents’ moves and tactics. It helps both of us to understand our game,” stated Kadian, who had received the gold medal within the final yr’s Commonwealth Championships in Singapore other than successful the silver medal in 2014 CWG.
The public sale for the Professional Wrestling League’s third season shall be held quickly and the bidding will characteristic 16 medallists from Rio Olympics other than 9 present world champions, together with Olympic and World champions Helen Maroulis and Vladimir Khinchgashvili. The Indian line-up shall be headed by U-23 World Championships silver medallist Bajrang Punia, who shall be dealing with a problem from Rahul Mann. Two-time Commonwealth championships silver medallist Mann, whose spouse Sarita received the silver medal in Asian Wrestling Championships this yr, will compete within the 65 kg class within the league.
“Getting exposure against foreign wrestler is important as we do not face them much during the year. Playing in the league also helped us understand things like mental training and all. It is good that wrestling is seeing a lot of wrestler couples marrying each other and as a wrestler, I often consult my wife Sarita about my game as well as her game,” stated Mann, who trains at Delhi’s Chattrasal Stadium together with Yogeshwar Dutt and Sushil Kumar.
For New Zealand wrestler and 2014 CWG bronze medallist Tayla Ford, the league can also be an opportunity to compete in a rustic, which additionally noticed her competing in kabaddi. Ford, who performed rugby and judo on the nationwide degree in New Zealand, was a part of the New Zealand crew which received the bronze medal within the Kabaddi World Cup in Punjab final yr.
“After I won New Zealand’s first medal in female wrestling after 1986 in the 2014 CWG, I was approached by the organisers for the Kabaddi World Cup. I was busy in 2015 but opted to play last year. Kabaddi is a lot like wrestling except that it is a team sport and one has to coordinate one’s moves accordingly. Mentally, it was also challenging as I needed to understand the moves. I liked Punjab a lot and I hope I will be picked up in the Punjab team in PWL,” stated 24-year-old Ford.