SrinagarWrestling fans will have a plate full of action come May with Tong il Modoo Federation of India all set to hold a first of its kind wrestling championship on the pattern of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in Srinagar.
The maiden wrestling championship will start from May 4 with Sher-i-Kashmir Indoor Stadium, Srinagar fixtured to be its venue.
President Tong il Modoo Federation of India Sudhir Kumar Malik, General Secretary Tong il Modoo Federation of India Satish Kumar Choudhary, Chairman Freak Fight Wrestling (FFW) Sachin Advanshi, General Secretary J&K Tong il Modoo Association Syed Zubair Shah, Patron J&K Tong il Modoo Association Tariq Rashid Ghani and Wrestlers Aad Vanshi and Rocco held a press conference in this regard on Thursday.
Tong il Moodo and Freak Fight Wrestling, the organisers said, will be first ever event of live wrestling to be held in the Kashmir valley. They further stated that students from various schools of the valley will be participating in the Korean Marshall Art Tong il Moodo Competition associated with J&K Tong il Modoo Association.
They further informed that Freak Fight Wrestling is a free style wrestling like WWE fight viewed mostly on TV, but now people of valley will be able to witness the fight live in the first week of May.
A total of 30 wrestlers across India will participate in this event. Male and Female category fights will be held in which four rounds will be played in Freak Fight Wrestling, which are Tagtee-4, table-ladder chair, over the top illumination and last man stand rounds. Kicks, Punchs, Ladders and table breaking will be used in this free style wrestling. One Wrestler from Jammu, name Baali will take part in this event who is 7 feet, 10 inches.
President and General Secretary Tong il Modoo Federation of India said that complete support and encouragement would be provided to the youth of J&K which are interested in the games like Wrestling and Tong il Modoo.
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