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With a hat-trick in mind, Punjab Royals starts title defence in PWL 4

Takes on Mumbai Maharathi in opener at Panchkula tomorrow



Panchkula, January 13, 2019: Defending champions NCR Punjab Royals will aim for a hat-trick
of titles as they start their campaign in the much-awaited Pro Wrestling League (PWL) season 4
opener against Mumbai Maharathi at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula, Chandigarh, on
Monday evening. The Punjab Royals had defeated Haryana Hammers in two consecutive finals in the
last two seasons. 

On Monday, world No. 1 in 65 Kg freestyle category Bajrang Punia will lead the NCR Punjab
Royals challenge against Mumbai Maharathi in the epic showdown. The Mumbai Maharathi
team will be led by Vinesh Phogat who recently became India’s first women to win a gold medal
at Asian Games. Vinesh will compete in 53kg weight category.


The Pro Wrestling League which has seen massive acceptance by its fans in the last three seasons is
back again with lot more glitz and glamour in the fourth edition. The fourth season looks to further
entertain its fans as it prepares to enter with a star-studded line-up with some of the most prominent
wrestlers from around the world.

Junior Asian Championship runner-up Naveen, will be seen wearing the NCR Punjab Royal colour
in the 57 kg category. Apart from the two Asiad gold medallists, the evening will also see 2017
European Championship silver medallist Zsanett Nemeth in the 76kg female category competing for
Mumbai Maharathi along with Pan-American Championship bronze medallist Betzabeth Angelica and
national champion Harphool. The former world champion Alina Stadnik will be replaced by Cynthia
Vescan who was a bronze medallist at the recently concluded European Championships held in
Kaspiysk, Russia.

There will be lot of expectation from Sachin Rathi and Deepak Punia after their gold-medal
winning show at the Junior Asian Championships. Sachin in fact ended India’s gold drought in
the Junior Asian Championship with a sensational performance and he along with Deepak will play
a major role in turning things around for Mumbai Maharathi.
Squad List:

NCR Punjab Royals
NCR Punjab Royals
Sr. No
Name
Category
Nationality
1
N. Rathee
57 Kg (Male)
India
2
Anju
53 Kg (Female)
India
3
Bajrang Punia
65kg (Male)
India
4
Mimi Hristova
57kg (Female)
Bulgaria
5
Amit Dhankar
74kg (Male)
India
6
Anita
62kg (Female)
India
7
Dato Marsagishvili
86kg (Male)
Georgia
8
Cynthia Vescan
76kg (Female)
France
9
Korey Jarvis
125 kg (Male)
Canada

Mumbai Maharathi       
Muumbai Maharathi
Sr. No
Name
Category
Nationality
1
Ibragim Ilyasov
57 Kg (Male)
Russia
2
Vinesh Phogat
53 Kg (Female)
India
3
Harphool
65kg (Male)
India
4
Betzabeth Angelica
57kg (Female)
Venezuela
5
Sachin Rathi
74kg (Male)
India
6
Shilpi Yadav
62kg (Female)
India
7
Deepak Punia
86kg (Male)
India
8
Zsaneet Nemeth
76kg (Female)
Hungry
9
Baitseev Bladislav
125 kg (Male)
Russia

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