Mysore/Mysuru: “Sakshi Malik, who won a Bronze medal for India in Freestyle Wrestling at the Rio Olympic Games 2016, will be the chief guest for the Dasara Wrestling Competitions-2022,” said Additional Superintendent of Police B.N. Nandini who is also the Deputy Special Officer of Dasara Wrestling Sub-Committee.
She was speaking to press persons at City Police Commissioner’s Office on Saturday.
“The Dasara Wrestling competitions will be inaugurated tomorrow (Sept. 26) at 3.30 pm by Youth Empowerment and Sports Minister Dr. K.C. Narayana Gowda and Olympic Bronze medallist Sakshi Malik will be the chief guest,” she said.
The pairing process of this year Dasara Nada Kusti competitions is completed and competitions will be held for from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2 for various awards like Dasara Kanteerava, Dasara Kesari, Dasara Kishori, Dasara Kumar and Dasara Kishor.
In Nada Kusti competitions, Dasara Kishor matches will be held for 57 kg to 65 kg category, Dasara Kesari up to 86 kg, Dasara Kanteerava matches for men is above 86 kg and for Dasara Kishori matches for women is from 57 kg up to 62 kg. For above 74 kg, Mysuru Dasara Kumar competitions will be held.
Winners of Dasara Kanteerava, Dasara Kesari, Dasara Kumar, Dasara Kishori and Dasara Kishor competitions will be presented Silver Maces weighing 1.25 kg, 1 kg, 0.75 kg and 0.5 kg respectively. In addition, best wrestlers will receive Mayor Cup, Sahukar Chennaiah Cup and Mysuru Maharaja Wadiyar Cup. Best Wrestler of city will be given the Mayor Cup, Best Rural Wrestler will be given Mysuru Maharaja Wadiyar Cup and State Best Wrestler will be given Sahukar Chennaiah Cup.
Arm Wrestling (Panja Kusti)
On Sept. 29, 7th State-level Arm Wrestling (Panja Kusti) competitions have been organised for men, women and 4th Arm Wrestling competition for Specially Abled. As a special attraction, winners will be given Mysuru Dasara Kumari Award (women), Mysuru Dasara Sri Award (men) and Specially Abled Women winner will be given Dasara Navachetana Thare Award and Specially Abled Men winner will be given Vishesha Chetana Award.
To encourage men wrestlers from Mysuru Division who are participating in Dasara Wrestling competitions, Dasara Kumara Award and 0.5 kg Silver Mace will be given. This award will be given for the winners of above 74 kg wrestling contest,” said Nandini.
Nada Kusti Tournament Main attraction
A Marpit Wrestling Competition between Kolhapur’s Siddeshwar Mouli Jamadale and Haryana’s Vikas Kala and a 30-minute Wrestling competition between Belagavi’s Sunil Padatare and Punjab’s Abhimanyu will be the highlights of Nada Kusti competitions. Both the competitions will be held on Sept. 26.
Dasara Wrestling Sub-Committee President Devaraj, Vice- President Mahesh Raje Urs and Secretary S.J. Harshavardhan were present at the press meet.