The inaugural Pro Panja League is set to take place at the Thyagraj Stadium in New Delhi on 29th February 2020.
The best arm wrestlers in India are going to take part in this tournament. Arm Wrestlers from every nook and corner of the country will touchdown in the national capital for the prestigious Pro Panja League.
The registrations for this event is ongoing and can be done here. On spot, registrations for the tournament can be done on 28th February at the venue. The tournament will begin at 4:30 pm and the entry for the event is free.
Ahead of the tournament, official partner Sports India Show reached out to Chetna Sharma, 65KG Gold medalists from the 2019 Nationals so that our readers have full information about the top Arm Wrestlers competing in the PPL.
1) What’s your name, age and where do you come from?
My name is Chetna Sharma and I am 28-years old. I hail from Assam.
2) Which weight category do you compete in and which is your competing arm?
I compete in the 60 to 65 kg category and I compete with both my arms.
3) When did you first start arm-wrestling and which was your first arm wrestling tournament? How long have you been competing at the National level?
I started arm wrestling back in 2011 and my first tournament was a local tournament. But professionally I have been competing since 2017.
4) How would you describe your approach to arm wrestling?
I instantaneously started playing arm wrestling without much preparation when a friend of mine asked me to compete saying that I can do it…
But now I train regularly. I believe that persistency is the only key to success in arm wrestling
5) What is your goal in arm wrestling? Is there any arm wrestler that you admire?
I want to compete at the world championship and win a gold medal. I admire Alexey Ivanovich Voyevoda a lot.
6) Is there is one Bollywood character that you most relate to or admire and why?
I admire Akshay Kumar a lot because he is fit and I like him very much.
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