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WFI president slaps over-aged wrestler after he insisted on competing in U-15 Nationals

Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh courted an argument all over the Below-15 Nationals in Ranchi when he slapped a grappler, who insisted on competing within the event after being disqualified for being over-aged.

The incident came about at the concluding day of the event on Friday when the disqualified wrestler from Uttar Pradesh went to the dias and began misbehaving with the president, who misplaced his cool after some time.

Apparently, the wrestler trains on the academy which belongs to the WFI president in Gonda.

BJP सांसद व भारतीय कुश्ती संघ के अध्यक्ष बृजभूषण शरण सिंह ने रांची में अंडर-15 नेशनल कुश्ती चैंपियनशिप के दौरान मंच पर एक युवा पहलवान को थप्पड़ जड़ दिया। वीडियो वायरल…

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“The wrestler sought after a favour from the president that since he was once from UP and in addition from his centre, he be allowed to compete however the president desires to root out age-related corruption from grassroots degree, so he didn’t let him compete,” WFI assistant secretary Vinod Tomar advised PTI.

“The federation is now very strict and decided to make certain that best right-aged wrestler compete within the age-group nationals. We in truth disqualified 60 to 70 over-aged wrestlers from the contest and he was once one among them.

“After he began misbehaving with the president, he misplaced cool and slapped him,” he mentioned.

The WFI has been undertaking Below-15 Nationals since 2018 and age fraud has been a significant factor within the game for lengthy.

“If the president had allowed that boy, it might have given a improper message {that a} UP wrestler was once favoured. We received’t permit age fraud. This boy was once pestering me additionally however I someway stayed affected person however the president misplaced his cool after he began misbehaving on degree with the visitors observing,” he added.

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