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Indian arm wrestlers win seven medals at Asian Championship 2024

The Indian arm wrestling contingent delivered an outstanding performance at the 2024 Asian Championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, bringing home a total of seven medals, which included one gold and six bronze.

Shrimant Jha, who competed in two categories, was the top performer for India. He won the gold medal in the left-hand para category and also bagged a bronze medal in the right-hand para category. Laxman Singh Bhandari won 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 is hugely popular on social media, won a bronze medal in the competitive right-hand Senior category.

Ibi Lollen from Arunachal Pradesh clinched two bronze medals in the Women’s right and left-hand categories. Pramod Mukhi stood in fourth place in a fiercely intense bout.

Sharing her thoughts on the remarkable performance at the Asian Championship 2024, People’s Armwrestling Federation President Preeti Jhangiani said as quoted from a press release by People’s Armwrestling Federation of India, “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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