Pro Panja League 2020 Athlete profile: Pooja Bisht

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The inaugural Pro Panja League is set to take place at the Thyagraj Stadium in New Delhi on 29th February 2020.

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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.

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Ahead of the tournament, official partner Sports India Show reached out to the Gold and Silver medalists from the 2019 Nationals so that our readers have full information about the top Arm Wrestlers competing in the PPL.

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For this profile, Sports India Show interviewed Pooja Bisht, who won a gold medal in the nationals last year in the 55kg women’s category.

1) What’s your name, age and where do you come from?

My name is Pooja Bisht and I am 24-years old. I hail from Delhi.

2) Which weight category do you compete in and which is your competing arm?

Previously I used to compete at 55kg category and have won gold medals in both right and left hand in the 2019 nationals in Bhilai. But for the Pro Panja League, I am competing at below 65kg category.

3) When did you first start arm wrestling?

I started my arm wrestling career since 2015. However, I have been competing at the national levels for the last four years. My first arm wrestling nationals was in 2016.

5) How would you describe your approach to arm wrestling?

I love the sport, this is the best sport. I find Arm Wrestling very entertaining. I am also training very hard for the Pro Panja League in my Club. I represent Lions Empire Sports Club, which is in Karol Bagh. My coach is Arvinder Pal Singh and he is training me very well for the upcoming league.

I am working very hard and hope to win at PPL later this month.

6) What is your goal in arm wrestling? Is there any arm wrestler that you admire?

I am hoping to take part in the world arm wrestling championship and other international events like WAL (World Arm Wrestling League).

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At the international level in the men’s category, I admire Devon Larratt and in the female category Sara Backman (former eight-time World Arm Wrestling Champion)

7) Is there is one Bollywood character that you most relate to or admire and why?

I really admire Hrithik Roshan because of the healthy lifestyle that he promotes. He is also a fitness freak and going strong at 46.

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