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Sushil in action as Pro Wrestling League begins tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar will be in action when the League (PWL) season 3 begins with a clash between Sultans and Maharathi at the Complex here tomorrow.

The 34-year-old Indian, who clinched the silver medal at the 2012 and a bronze at the Games, will look to make a positive start to their campaign after ending the last season at the fifth spot.

Sushil made a successful return to international after a hiatus, winning the gold medal in 74kg at the Commonwealth Championship last month and he would look to continue his good run.

Sushil will have good support in 26-year-old Alvaro Aslan, who won four medals, including a three golds, in the six international events that he participated last year.

Rio Olympic bronze medallist Haji Aliyev of will be another important cog in Delhi's wheel after his gold medal winning feat at the Paris last year in 61kg.

Sangeeta Phogat, the youngest among the Phogat sister, too looks in good touch after her silver medal at championship last year.

The side, which finished in the third spot in the second season, also boosts of some powerful wrestlers in Rio Olympic gold medallist Soslan Ramonov of and Ukraine's Andrei Yatsenco, who won a bronze in 57kg at the Paris World Championship.

India's very own Sakshi Malik, who had clinched a bronze at the in 2016, will also be in action for the side.


Sultans: (57 kg), Haji Aliyev (65kg), Sushil Kumar (74 kg), (92 kg), Hitendra (125kg), Maroi Mizen (50kg) Sangeeta Phogat (57kg), Monia (62kg), Samar amer Humza (76kg).

Mumbai Maharathi: (57 kg), Soslan Ramonov (65kg), Virdev Gulia, (74 kg) Satyavrat Kadian (92 kg), Satyendra (125 kg), Simi (59 kg), (62 kg), Vascon Cynthia (76kg).

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 21:00 IST