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Sanjay Singh elected as New WFI President defeated 2010 CWG medalist Anita Sheoran

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Sanjay Singh elected as the new WFI President. He defeated Anita Sheoran, the CWG 2010 medalist.

It was the much-awaited election of the Wrestling Association of India. Much anticipated elections for the wrestling federation’s office bearers were held at Olympic Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday.

Amid a charged atmosphere, Sanjay Singh, a staunch follower of former WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. He emerged triumphant, defeating his opponent Anita Sheoran, a 2010 Commonwealth Games medalist, by a considerable margin.

The surprising support from Sheoran further heightened the election. She received it from a group of wrestlers protesting against Brij Bhushan, who was embroiled in accusations of sexual assault and harassment involving female grapplers.

Despite these allegations, Sanjay secured an overwhelming victory, receiving 40 out of the 47 votes. At the same time, Sheoran managed to secure only seven. This decisive outcome solidifies Sanjay Singh’s position as the new vice president.

Sanjay Singh elected statement.

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Sanjay Singh’s recent triumph has sparked a renewed sense of hope for wrestlers nationwide. He has struggled with obstacles and hardships for the last 7-8 months. His words carry weight and convey the idea that his victory holds the potential to bring about a positive and beneficial change for the wrestling community during this difficult time.

In the face of inquiries about political intricacies within the wrestling federation. Sanjay’s reply, “We will combat politics with politics and wrestling with wrestling,” embodies his resolute stance. It reveals his determined approach to tackling political issues within the federation through politics while staying focused on promoting the sport of wrestling.

Sakshi Malik shared a powerful statement on Sanjay Singh’s

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Sakshi Malik’s retirement from wrestling following Sanjay Singh’s election as the new president of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) speaks volumes about her emotional solid reaction and disappointment. This connection between the two events suggests that Sakshi harbours reservations or concerns about the leadership and direction that Sanjay Singh may steer the wrestling federation towards. For athletes, their dedication and passion for their sport go beyond physical prowess.

They invest their emotions and commitment into their sport, making any change in leadership within the sports organisation a deeply impactful event. It can significantly influence an athlete’s perception of the sport’s future and their place within it in light of Sakshi’s retirement.

She may have strong feelings towards the new leadership of the Wrestling Federation of India. Her decision to step away from wrestling reflects her sentiments towards the changing landscape of the sport.

 

News Shot 24
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