MUMBAI Maharathi emerged victorious over Jaipur Ninjas 4-3 on Day 8 of the Pro Wrestling League here on Monday.
Jaipur decided to block the 58kg Women’s category and Mumbai, in turn, blocked the 70kg men’s category.
The first bout of the evening was a closely contested fight between Mumbai’s Jabrayil Hasanov and Jaipur’s Jakob Makarashvili in the 74kg. The 2016 Olympics Bronze medallist Hasanov prevailed in the bout by a 3-1 margin.
Makarashvili gave away one point due to passivity early on and Hasanov used it to his advantage in the second round, getting his opponent in a stranglehold to increase the lead.
In the second bout Jaipur’s Ritu Phogat was up against Mumbai’s Carolina Castillo Hidalgo. Ritu, who is playing in her second PWL, made a comeback with a rousing 4-1 victory, exhibiting her prowess on the mat with two clear takedowns that saw her earn four points.
Relief for UP as Geeta declared fitAFTER days of speculation on her fitness, former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Geeta Phogat was declared fit on Monday to compete in the ongoing Pro Wrestling League with her franchise UP Dangal insisting that she would compete on Tuesday. The team declared that Geeta is now fit and will be available for the encounter against NCR Punjab Royals. Her sister Babita has, however, been ruled out.