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Sanjay Singh To Be New President of Wrestling Federation of India

Utkarsh Classes 22-12-2023
Sanjay Singh To Be New President of Wrestling Federation of India Appointment 3 min read

Sanjay Singh (Uttar Pradesh) has been elected as the new president of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI).

  • Sanjay Singh was appointed President of the Indian Wrestling Federation after defeating his rival Anita Sheoran.
  • Sanjay Singh was currently working as Joint Secretary in the Executive Committee of the Indian Wrestling Federation.
  • Sakshi Malik, India's only female wrestler to win an Olympic medal, announced her retirement after Sanjay Singh was elected president.
  • Apart from the post of President of Indian Women's Wrestling Federation, elections were held for Senior Vice President, 4 posts of Vice President, General Secretary, Treasurer, 2 posts of Joint Secretary and 5 executive members.
  • Devendra from Assam has been elected as the Senior Vice President to the IWF.

New Vice President of Indian Wrestling Federation -

  • Asit Kumar Saha (West Bengal)
  • Kartar Singh (Punjab)
  • N Phoney (Manipur)
  • Jaiprakash (Delhi)
  • Newly elected Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Mohan Yadav lost in the election for Vice President. He got only five votes.

About the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI):

  • The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is a governing body of wrestling.
  • It was established in 1958 and is based in New Delhi.
  • It promotes wrestlers for the Olympics, Asian Games, National Wrestling Championships and World Wrestling Championships.

History of wrestling sport in India:

  • Wrestling in India dates back to the 5th millennium BC.
  • Wrestling was practised in ancient India, which was known as Mallayuddha.
  • Bhima, Jarasandha, Keechak and Balram were famous wrestlers of Mahabharata.
  • Wrestling is also mentioned in the Ramayana, of which Hanuman is a notable wrestler.
  • Wrestling is called “Dangal” in India and is a basic form of wrestling tournament. In Punjab and Haryana regions, it is called “Kushti”.

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