HomeNewsPro Wrestling League: Aleksander Khotsianivski Powers Haryana Hammers to Third Straight Win
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Pro Wrestling League: Aleksander Khotsianivski Powers Haryana Hammers to Third Straight Win

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Ukraine’s Aleksander Khotsianivski won the 125kg super heavyweight category bout against Delhi Sultan’s Satender Malik 7-0, taking Haryana Hammers to their third straight win in the Pro Wrestling League Season 4 in Ludhiana on Tuesday i.e, 22 January 2019.

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Aleksander got three points in the first round against  Satender and added four more points in the next round with a near fall and a takedown to clinch the decider after Sakshi Malik won against the World Championships bronze medallist Tatyana Omelchenko of Azerbaijan in the previous bout.

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Haryana Hammers vs Delhi Sultans

It was Sakshi’s toughest fight so far in the Pro Wrestling League Season 4 and she put up a great effort to beat Tatyana 2-1 in a well planned 62 kg bout. Sakshi played a very articulated and calculated bout mixed with aggression and caution to hold the Azerbaijan wrestler at bay.

Earlier, Delhi Sultans captain and current Russian champion Khetik Tsabalov scored a comfortable 3-1 win in the 74kg category over Haryana Hammers’ 2017 Commonwealth Championships silver medallist Praveen to give his team a winning start.

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Junior world champion Anastasia Nichita brought the Hammers back into the match scoring four takedown points in the first round and four more through leg-rolls and takedown in the second to win her 57 kg category bout against Katherina Zhydachivska 12-0.

Hammers’ world U23 silver medallist Ravi Kishan defeated Pankaj in both rounds and won the men’s 57kg bout 5-0 to put his side 2-1 ahead.

National champion Pinki got the better of the 2017 Commonwealth championships gold medal winner Seema 4-2 in an intense women’s 53kg bout to bring Delhi back into the tie.

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The 2018 world championships silver medallist, Ali Shabanov, showed great skill and strength to get the better of Sultans’ Praveen 16-2 in a completely one-sided encounter in the 86kg category.

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Gaurav Kadam
Gaurav Kadam
Gaurav Kadam is a young sportswriter and journalist who is a huge cricket enthusiast. He is a bibliophile and a movie and American TV series buff, who is completely addicted to Netflix. Gaurav is liberal in thoughts and agnostic in deeds.


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