30 Medalists of Olympics and world championship to go under hammer at PWL Season 2 auction
Rio Olympics Gold medalists Erica Wiebe and Vladimer Khinchegashvili top look out of Franchise owner
NEW DELHI: 55 Olympians & 30 medalists of Olympics and world championship will go under the hammer at the second season of Pro Wrestling league player auctions to be held in Delhi on Friday, December 16, 2016. Besides, 92 Indian wrestlers including 2016 Olympic Bronze medalist Sakshi Malik will also test waters in a closed bid.
Brijbhushan Sharan Singh , president, Wrestling Federation of India said “Approximately 200 Indian and foreign players are participating in auction this year including 107 foreigner and 92 Indian wrestlers. I am happy that Indian players will get opportunity to compete with global players. Vladimer Khinchegashvili from Georgia, Aliyev Haji from Azerbaijan and Ukraine’s Oksana Herhel will be main highlight, whereas Olympic champions Erica Wiebe and Vladimir will also adorn the program.
He said “There will be Tough competition among Rio’s silver medalist Maria Mamashuk of Belarus, Rio’s bronze winner Tunisia’ Marwa Amri, Yulia Ratkevich of Azerbaijan, Ukraine’s Yulia Tkach and 10 Indian players including Sakshi Malik and Geeta Phogat in the 58 weight category. Yulia Ratkevich and Yulia Tkach are current World Championship’s bronze medalist. On the other hand 7 Indian players including Ritu Phogat will compete with three times Olympic medalist Mariya Stadnik of Azerbaijan, Rio’s brozne winner Bulgaria’s Elista Yankova. There are seven Indian players in same weight category. In female super heavy weight category Canada’s Erica Wiebe, Rio’s bronze medalist Sweden’s Jenny Frensn, World Championship bronze medalist of Belarus Vasilisa Marzaliuk will be main highlight.
In male category all eyes will be on Olympic silver medalist and Asian Games champion Yogeshwar Dutt, Asian champion Sandeep Tomar, Former world championship medalist Bajrang And Amit Dahiya And Commonwealth Games silver medalist Satyawart Kadian. Among Male foreign players Olympic and world champion Vladimir Kinchengshivili of Georgia, Silver medalist in Rio Azerbaijan’s Torgul Asgarov will be the main attraction.
Bob Hayton will organize the auction, who has earlier conducted the auctions for badminton, hockey league and PWL Season 1. He has 35 years rich long experience as an auctioneer.