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KIUG: Success Story, in the words of medal winners


Varanasi : Wrestlers, who brought laurels to their university by winning a medal in the wrestling event of the Khelo India University Games, say they have sweated a lot to achieve this feat. The wrestlers, who have grabbed headlines by winning medals at the national and international level, also admitted that they faced a tough challenge at the Khelo India University Games. Many veterans even had to wash their hands of medals, some looked a little disappointed after being out of the gold race. However, all the medal winners not only appreciated the event but also talked about taking back memorable moments from here. Here are the highlights of the conversation with the medal winning wrestlers

Rigorous practice paid off: Shivaya

RCU’s Shivaya Mahadeva Pujari, gold medalist in the Greco-Roman 97 kg weight category, said that he had practiced a lot before coming to the tournament. Which benefited me here and I could win the gold medal. It was a one-sided contest in the final but this is sport. No one should be underestimated. Sometimes a player does not have a good day, then he will not be called a bad player. Shivaya told that he has won bronze medal in All India Inter University and Khelo India Under 23 Wrestling Championship. Earlier he has won gold medal in cadet category.

The final match was a bit tense: Tarun

RTAMNU’s Tarun Vats, gold medalist in Greco-Roman 63kg category, said there was a bit of tension about the final bout. The wrestler I was supposed to compete with had defeated me in the All India Inter University. But I overcame my shortcomings and entered this match and won. Was part of the national team in the Junior Asia Championship. Said that his eyes are now on world level competitions. He will get involved in his mission as soon as he returns from here.

Every match has been challenging for me: Nitika

Gold winner in 62 kg weight category in women’s category, Delhi University’s Nitika said that no competition can be taken lightly and came out with this thinking and gave her 100% in the finals and could win the gold medal. Every match was challenging for me. Told that he has won gold in Khelo India Youth Games. Won Silver in Senior Asia. Has also won gold in All India Inter University.

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