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M’laya hosts 33rd annual state arm wrestling championship

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Shillong, April 11: Shillong witnessed the exhilarating clash of strength and skill as the U Soso Tham Auditorium became the battleground for the 33rd Annual State Arm Wrestling & 1st Para Arm Wrestling Championship 2024. Organized by the Meghalaya Arm Wrestling Association (MAWA), the event showcased the prowess of arm wrestlers across various categories, including Male and Female (Youth, Senior & Para).
The primary objective of the championship was to identify top-tier athletes to represent Meghalaya at the National Level Arm Wrestling & Para Arm Wrestling Championship 2024, scheduled to be held in Nagpur, Maharashtra, from June 6-10, 2024.
Gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest was Finely Pariat, the General Secretary of the Meghalaya State Olympic Association, while Ksan Warjri, the Treasurer of the same association, adorned the event as the Guest of Honour.
The championship saw an impressive turnout, with over 500 competitors and athletes vying for victory. Representing the strength and dedication of Meghalaya’s arm wrestling community, participants hailed from 15 gyms spread across various regions and districts, including East Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills, Ri Bhoi Districts, Jaintia Hills, South West Khasi Hills, Eastern West Khasi Hills, West Garo Hills, and East Garo Hills.
In addition to the competitors, the championship drew the attention of over 250 spectators, further adding to the electrifying atmosphere of the event. As the dust settled and the arm wrestling battles concluded, the championship not only celebrated athleticism but also served as a platform to foster camaraderie and sportsmanship within the arm wrestling fraternity of Meghalaya.

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