Tribune News Service
Patiala, July 23
Wrestler Jaskaran Singh’s efficiency at the continuing World cadet wrestling Championship lastly ended Punjab’s three-decade look forward to a medal.
Singh, a 16-year-old wrestler from Mandaur village in Patiala, received a silver medal at the World Championship (July 19-25) being held at Budapest, Hungary.
Notably, Randhir Singh was the final wrestler of Punjab to win a medal at the World Cadet Championship in 1987.
Jaskaran, who has been educated by the coaches Saraj Singh and Gurmel Singh at the Rustum-E- Hind Pehwlan Kesar Singh Akahda in Patiala, has received the silver medal within the 60 kg weight class in freestyle wrestling. He defeated 4 wrestlers one-sided within the run-up to the ultimate bout. In the ultimate, Jaskaran misplaced to Kamronbek Kadamov of Uzbekistan.
Singh has already received a number of medals at the National degree Championships.
Saraj Singh stated, “It was Jaskaran’s first worldwide event, and he received a medal. He is a proficient younger wrestler and can go a good distance.”
It has been discovered that Jaskaran’s household had moved to Patiala from their village a number of years in the past — simply to assist Jaskaran. Ranjeet Singh, Jaskaran’s father, stated, “We had shifted to Patiala to assist Jaskaran. We are very completely happy along with his efficiency. We are grateful to his coaches.”
Arjun awardee Palwinder Singh Cheema, incharge of Jaskaran’s akahda, stated, “Jaskaran has made everybody proud. The exhausting work of Jaskaran and his coaches have resulted in a giant achievement. I feel this efficiency will encourage different wrestlers.”
Mohinder Singh, General Secretary, Patiala wrestling affiliation, stated, “This medal will give a giant enhance to the wrestling sport within the state. “