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Oct 29, 2009

Sushil, Ramesh star draws at Bhagat Singh wrestling tourney

Times of India

JALANDHAR: Olympic bronze medallist Sushil Kumar and World Championship bronze-winner Ramesh Kumar will be the star attractions at the Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Wrestling Tournament starting on October 30.

Wrestlers from several countries including Australia, Iran, England, Bangladesh, Canada, Germany, Japan, Korea, Nigeria and Pakistan would participate in the event, Organising Secretary of the tournament Kartar Singh told reporters on Wednesday.

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal would inaugurate the tournament on October 30.

The tournament is being jointly organised by the Wrestling Federation of India, Punjab Wrestling Association and Punjab Armed Police, Singh said.

The prize money of Rs 30 lakh would be distributed among the medallists of the tournament, which would be directly telecast on Doordarshan, he added.

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