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Indian arm wrestlers clinch seven medals at Asian Championship 2024

Published at :May 28, 2024 at 6:58 PM
Modified at :May 28, 2024 at 6:58 PM
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(Courtesy : World Armwrestling Federation)

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Shrimant Jha won the gold medal for India at the Asian Championship 2024.

In a phenomenal display, the Indian contingent which competed in the Asian Championship 2024, held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, won a total of 7 Medals (1 Gold and 6 Bronze Medals). The Indian contingent was competing under the banner of People’s Armwrestling Federation of India led by President Ms Preeti Jhangiani.

Shrimant Jha, who participated in the left-hand category para category, won the gold medal, while he won one bronze medals in the right-hand para category. Laxman Singh Bhandari (Left & Right hand) secured two bronze medals in the Masters category. Sachin Goyal, who is one of the stars of the Baroda Badshahs franchise in the Pro Panja League and hugely popular on social media, won a bronze medal in the competitive right-hand Senior category. Meanwhile, Ibi Lollen from Arunachal Pradesh clinched two bronze medals in the Women’s right and left hand categories. Pramod Mukhi stood fourth place in a fiercely intense bout.

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Sharing her thoughts on the remarkable performance at the Asian Championship 2024, People’s Armwrestling Federation President Ms Preeti Jhangiani said, “It was a great privilege for me as the President of The People’s Armwrestling Federation India (PAFI) to send this strong and competitive Indian contingent for the Asian Championship 2024. Our Armwrestlers performed well and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them for bringing accolades to the country. It’s great to see more and more youngsters taking up Armwrestling as a career option and not just a hobby.”

People’s Armwrestling Federation India (PAFI) is the sole Indian organisation with affiliation to the Asian Armwrestling Federation (AAF) and World Armwrestling Federation (WAF).

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