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Punjab pick Punia at PWL players' draft

IANS  |  Gurugram 

Royals picked up Bajrang Punia, Indian wrestlings hottest property at the moment, for Rs 30 lakhs, during the players draft of the (PWL) here on Friday.

Vinesh Phogat, who became the first Indian to win a gold medal at the last year, went to Maharathi for Rs 25 lakhs. Both Bajrang, who will take part in the 65kg category, and Vinesh, who will wrestle in the 53kg category, featured for UP Dangal in the last edition.

Rio Olympic bronze medalist (62kg), who was with Maharathi in the last edition, was picked by Delhi Sultans for Rs 20 lakhs. The highest-paid foreign wrestlers were Venesa Kaladzinskaya (53kg) from Belarus, who went to UP Dangal, and Khetik Tsabalov (74kg) from Russia, who went to Delhi Sultans, for Rs 25 lakhs each.

The Delhi Sultans also got gold medalist (57kg) and 2018 World Military Championship gold medalist from who will feature in the 74kg category.

The silver medalist (57kg) went to Yodhas along with national champion (53kg) and (57kg). Another prize catch for the debutants has been 2018 European Championship gold medalist of who will wrestle in the 65Kg category.

Two youngsters in fray, 2018 World Junior Championship gold medalist (57Kg) of went to Hammers and 2018 Junior National Championship gold medalist (74Kg) goes to Maharathi.

The 2018 European Championship bronze medalist (62Kg) from was also picked by Hammers along with 2017 Commomwealth Games silver medalist (74Kg). bronze medalist (57Kg) from went to Mumbai Maharathi.

Four national championship gold medalists last year i.e. (74Kg) went to Royals, Jitender (74Kg) went to UP Dangal, Rajneesh (65kg) went to Hammers and Harphool (65Kg) went to Mumbai Maharathi.



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First Published: Fri, January 04 2019. 20:26 IST