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 Asker Ali, who won the Gold medalists at the 2019 Nationals.
1) What’s your name, age and where do you come from?
My Name is Asker Ali, I’m 23years old and I hail from Mallapuram, Kerala.
2) Which weight category do you compete in and which is your competing arm?
I compete in Senior 80kg weight category. Both right and left Hand are my competing 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 my arm wrestling career in 2015. However, I have been competing at the national levels for the last four years. My first arm wrestling tournament was in 2015 when I competed in the open Kerala competition at Malappuram, Kerala.
4) How would you describe your approach to arm wrestling? How is your training going for the upcoming Pro Panja League?
My approach is very simple Train Hard and improve my technique. All victory will come to me. Currently, I’m focusing on Pro Panja league and training hard to do it.
5) What is your goal in arm wrestling? Is there any arm wrestler that you admire?
I want to be a world champion someday. I want to bring a Gold medal back to my country. My favourite arm wrestler is Alexey Ivanovich Voyevoda (2004 WAF world champion).
6) Is there is one Bollywood character that you most relate to or admire and why?
I relate very much to Vidyut Jamal. He is one of my favourite actors who promotes health and physical fitness.
Pro Panja League Ranking Tournament takes place at Thyagaraj Stadium New Delhi Feb29th 2020 4:30-7 pm. Be there!