In a first for the Indian wrestling (Kushti), WrestlingTV will stream all the Under-23 UWW World Wrestling Championship action LIVE in the Indian sub-continent. The UWW U-23 Wrestling World Championship is slated from October 28 to November 3, in Hungary, Budapest.
India will be fielding a 30-strong squad for the freestyle, Greco Roman and women’s competitions. The competition will feature 631 athletes from 64 countries across the world. Ten wrestlers will be bidding to defend their U-23 World Wrestling Championships titles.
Three-time World Junior Championships medallist Sajan Bhanwal and Vicky, world’s sixth ranked wrestler in his category, are India’s best bets for the world championships.
WrestlingTV’s parent company Sporty Solutionz Private Limited holds United World Wresting’s exclusive media and broadcast rights for the Indian sub-continent.
“India is a huge market for the sport of wrestling (Kushti) with the fan base spread up to the last man working in fields or running small businesses in remote villages in Haryana, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh or any other State in the country. The audience data for the senior World Wrestling Championship was hugely inspiring. It also revealed that the wrestling lovers who turn up in thousands for the village and taluka level dangals and kushtis are deprived of quality international wrestling (Kushti) content. This has further strengthened our resolve to bring all the major UWW international and national wrestling competitions to millions of wrestling fans in India and the sub-continent LIVE,” says Ashish Chadha, CEO, Sporty Solutionz.
“I can assure each wrestling (Kushti) lover in the country that www.wrestlingtv.in will not just be limited to LIVE telecast of the U-23 World Championships. Our value-added content will further enhance your appetitive for wrestling and address to the curiosity about the hitherto untouched areas of the sport.”
UWW’s Senior World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, last month was watched by a unique 11 million viewers on the www.wrestlingtv.in in the Indian sub-continent.
“WrestlingTV has turned out to be a big positive for Indian wrestling. This one platform is assuring all the needed exposure to our wrestlers. Watching the world class action LIVE will also inspire the next generation of wresters and make them understand the nuances to the top level competition,” said Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, President, Wrestling Federation of India. “Wrestling has bigger number of committed fans than most other sports in country. With each major bout streamed LIVE this fan base will strengthen further. Players will get better recognition and wrestling (Kushti) will grow faster in all aspects of a modern day sport. WrestlingTV has come up as a major turning point to boost our grand programme for wrestling.”
Wrestling fans can login to www.wrestlingtv.in for all the UWW U-26 World Wrestling Championship LIVE action, videos, news, views, reviews and other updates. More details and updates about the broadcast, Indian line-up and schedule will be announced shortly.