Haryana Hammers beat defending champions Mumbai Maharathis 4-3 in the inaugural match of the second edition of the Pro Wrestling League 2017 in New Delhi ! (Haryana Hammers Dominate Mumbai Maharathis)
By virtue of this victory Haryana avenged last season’s twin defeats to Mumbai which knocked them out of the competition. (Haryana Hammers Dominate Mumbai Maharathis)
Rajnesh, Abdusalam Gadisov and Sofia Mattson gave Haryana a 3-2 lead with wins over their respective Mumbai Maharathis opponents. The victory was sealed by Rio Olympics bronze medalist Marwa Amri of Tunnisia with a 5-0 won over Sarita to gove Haryana an unbeatable 4-2 lead.
In a dead rubber of a last match, Sandeep Tomar was beaten by Rahul Aware to win back some pride for the Mumbai Maharathis. (Haryana Hammers Dominate Mumbai Maharathis)
Mumbai had comprehensively beaten Haryana 7-2 in the final of last year’s edition. This would have been sweet revenge for the team from Haryana. (Haryana Hammers Dominate Mumbai Maharathis)
The match which did not live up to expectations was the 97kg bout between 2015 World Championship Silver medalist Abdusalam Gadisov of Russia and Bronze medalist Pavlo Oliynik of Ukraine. Gadisov easily won the match 6-0.
All the other matches went along the expected lines. (Haryana Hammers Dominate Mumbai Maharathis)
Technical superiority is generally given in a difference of 10 points. But to give the Indian wrestlers a fair chance against their International opponents, it was made a 15 point difference. (Haryana Hammers Dominate Mumbai Maharathis)
Wrestling has taken off in several parts of the country and recent performances in World events have only added to it’s increasing popularity in the country. (Haryana Hammers Dominate Mumbai Maharathis)
After a fairly decent first edition of the Pro Wrestling League, organizers will be hoping for things to get even better for this season.
Figures crossed !