State-level wrestling con­test at Kopar Khairane

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­

A two-day state level wrestling com­pe­ti­tion will be held in Kopar Khairane on Satur­day and Sun­day.

The sports meet is be­ing or­gan­ised by Navi Mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion’ s ( NMMC) sports and cul­tural com­mit­tee at RF NaikV id ya lay a ground at Sec­tor 8 of Kopar Khairane, for the fourth con­sec­u­tive year. The tour­na­ment will be held on a mat as per the norms of Maharashtra Ra­jya Kusti­gir Par­ishad, the state wrestling fed­er­a­tion.

The in­au­gu­ra­tion of the tour­na­ment will be at 5 pm on Fe­bru­ary 27, while the award cer­e­mony will be held at 7 pm on Fe­bru­ary 28.

The prize money of the wrestling event for the Maharashtra State Mayor Tro­phy ti­tle is Rs1 lakh. The run­ner- up will get Rs50,000 while the third and fourth placed par­tic­i­pants will win Rs25,000 and Rs15,000 re­spec­tively.

The Mayor Ku­mar Chashak state ti­tle win­ner will get Rs15,000 cash prize. The run­nerup will get Rs 11,000 and the third and fourth placed win­ners will get Rs7,000 and Rs5,000 re­spec­tively.

The state level 65 to 74 kg cat­e­gory and Thane and Raigad district 61 to 70 kg cat­e­gory along with Navi Mum­bai area’s 50 kg to 60 kg for un­der 17 years will have in­de­pen­dent awards and cash prizes.

A num­ber of wrestlers who took part in Maharashtra and Hind Ke­sari wrestling con­tests are ex­pected to par­tic­i­pate in the wrestling tour­na­ment.

“Wrestlers f rom var­i­ous parts of Maharashtra in­clud­ing Kol­ha­pur, San­gli, Satara will con­verged to en­gage in the mus­cle tus­sle. Our prepa­ra­tions for the com­pe­ti­tion are on in full swing,” said chair­man of NMMC’s sports and cul­tural affairs com­mit­tee Prakash More.

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