Pro Wrestling League set to commence in December

Top wrestlers of the country are waiting eagerly to participate in the Pro Wrestling League which has made them better wrestlers and raised the profile of Indian wrestling.

Bajrang Punia (right)..."[The Pro Wrestling League] has boosted our confidence, helped us correct our weaknesses and become mentally stronger."   -  Sushil Kumar Verma

With the national championship now over, the wrestling fraternity in India awaits the Pro Wrestling League (PWL), which is all set to return with its second edition from December 15.

Top wrestlers of the country are waiting eagerly to participate in the event which has made them better wrestlers and raised the profile of Indian wrestling.

Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik has admitted her performances have improved after participating in the PWL last year.

>Sakshi Malik eagerly awaits season 2 of PWL

Olympian Sandeep Tomar, who recently retained his national crown in the 57kg freestyle category, said the PWL made a world of good to him. “I became the national champion twice and became an Asian champion and an Olympian after the PWL. The experience helped me a lot,” said Tomar.

'Memorable'

Hailing the PWL, former World championship bronze medallist Bajrang Punia said, “We got an opportunity to compete with the Olympic medallists. The experience will always be memorable. It boosted our confidence, helped us correct our weaknesses and become mentally stronger.”

A national champion in 97kg freestyle class, Satyawart Kadian said PWL provided a platform to compete with Olympic and Worlds medallists and helped the Indian become psychologically stronger.

Asian championship silver medallist Navjot Kaur said the PWL brought Indian and international wrestlers closer. “I became so emotional when Adeline Gray did not win a medal at the Rio Olympics that I cried,” said Navjot.

Now, the fraternity is hopeful that the second edition will provide more gripping action and improve the abilities of Indian wrestlers.

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