The first ranking tournament of the Pro Panja League that took place last month was a massive success. Arm Wrestlers from 15 states took part in this tournament.
The league took place at the Thayagraj Stadium in New Delhi on 29th February.
Arm Wrestlers from North East made their presence felt in this tournament as they managed to grab 4 gold medalists across all the categories in the league.
With ranking tournaments over, we had a chance to talk to Women’s 65 kg above gold medalist K.Lalhriatpuii, who hails from Mizoram.
We talked about her experience in Delhi and her preparations for the upcoming finals.
1) How are you doing, a few weeks on from winning at PPL 2020 preliminary rounds?
I’m fine thank you.I’m doing great, by the way continuing my current job.
2) Has life changed for you after the win? If so how?
Sure!A lot! It has changed in a way of organizing myself and motivated me in a different zone.
3) How are you preparing for the PPL finals and are you doing any special training?
Yes, of course! As soon as I got information regarding the tournament I’m trying my best to participate in the event(PPL) and taking exercise in the gym and not only that; I’m consuming and examining the food etc, which I can afford.
K. Lalhriatpuii was also selected as the superstar runner up in the tournament.
4) Any specific player that you are looking at as a major competition for yourself at the finals?
No player in particular but very concerned in general because at this stage every player has the potential to take others down.
5) How do you think the pro arm wrestling scene in India can be further made more popular?
I believe it would help if staredowns could be held in front of the audience to create a hype. Also, professionals from foreign countries could be brought in for the event and most importantly there should be proper media coverage to boost the event.