12 August, 2018
India’s largest Commercial Vehicle manufacturer Tata Motors has joined Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) and fans across the country to wish ‘GOLD LUCK’ to the Indian Wrestling Yodhas taking part in the Jakarta and Palembang Asian Games, beginning from August 18.
Tata Motors today hosted a vibrant and a powerful send-off ceremony for the Indian wrestlers ahead of the Asian Games, wishing them to bring back the yellow metal. As the principal sponsors of WFI, Tata Motors have taken the campaign far and wide, motivating the grapplers to put up a grand show on the mats of Jakarta. Stars of Indian wrestling including Sandeep Tomar, Bajrang Punia, Pawan Kumar, Hardeep Singh along with Sakshi Malik, Pooja Dhanda and Vinesh Phogat amongst others graced the event with their presence.
As a part of this historic partnership, Tata Motors will support top performing 50 wrestlers (both men and women), across categories, on both domestic and international circuit. Wishing ‘GOLD LUCK INDIA’ to the wrestlers on behalf of TATA Motors for the tournament, Mr. Girish Wagh, President – Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors said, “Wrestling is not just a sport of strength, but also of courage. I feel proud of all the wrestlers who have achieved such great heights overcoming various challenges along the way. On behalf of Tata Motors family, I wish all the wrestlers ‘Gold’ Luck as they head to Jakarta.”
“Wrestling has always given us a good number of medals from all Games. We are expecting our grapplers to make us proud once again. I am sure they will have a better harvest this time at Jakarta than they did at Incheon Games, four years ago. All my WFI team of officials and I wish them good luck,” said Brij Bhushan Singh, president of WFI
Vinesh Phogat, who will be competing in 50 kg class at Jakarta, was optimistic of a better showing. “I hope I will be able to better my previous best at the Asiad. The competition will be tough but my aim would be to win gold,” said Vinesh, who finished with a bronze at Incheon.
Rio Games bronze medallist Sakshi Malik who will make her maiden appearance along with Vinesh, will spearhead the women campaign at Jakarta, was very hopeful that she would make a podium finish. “I am prepared well for the Games and expect to come home with a medal around my neck,” she said.
Men’s Freestyle: Sandeep Tomar (57 kg), Bajrang Punia (65 kg), Sushil Kumar (74 kg), Pawan Kumar (86 kg), Mausam Khatri (97 kg) and Sumit (125 kg).
Greco-Roman: Gyanender (60 kg), Manish (67 kg), Gurpreet Singh (77 kg), Harpreet Singh (87 kg), Hardeep Singh (97 kg) and Naveen (130 kg).
Women’s Freestyle: Vinesh Phogat (50 kg), Pinki (53kg), Pooja Dhanda (57kg), Sakshi Malik (62 kg), Divya Kakran (68kg) and Kiran (76kg).
About Wrestling Federation of India (WFI)
The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is the Governing Body for Wrestling in India recognized by Ministry of Sports, Govt. of India as National Sports Federation. WFI is registered under the Societies Act and affiliated to Indian Olympic Association and International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles [FILA]. WFI was formed in 1960 and Wrestling federations of all States/Union Territories are its Member Associations. WFI along with its State affiliates are entrusted to organize National Championships for all categories of Wrestling, players apart from Zonal, Inter State Championships and All India Ranking Tournaments in India. WFI also conducts various International Tournaments along with the various grassroot initiatives. WFI through its commercial partners Sporty Solutionz initiates a historic partnership with Tata Motors who come on board as a Principal Sponsor for the Sport till 2021.
About Tata Motors
Tata Motors Limited (BSE: TATAMOTORS), a USD 45 billion organization, is a leading global automobile manufacturer of cars, utility vehicles, buses, trucks and defence vehicles. Part of the USD 100 billion Tata group, Tata Motors is India’s largest and the only OEM offering extensive range of integrated, smart and e-mobility solutions. Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa, and Indonesia through a strong global network of 109 subsidiary and associate companies, including Jaguar Land Rover in the UK and Tata Daewoo in South Korea.
With a focus on engineering and tech enabled automotive solutions catering to the future of mobility, Tata Motors is India’s market leader in commercial vehicles and amongst the top four in the passenger vehicles market. With ‘Connecting Aspirations’ at the core of its brand promise, the company’s innovation efforts are focused to develop pioneering technologies that are sustainable as well as suited to evolving aspirations of the market and the customers. Tata Motors strives to bring new products that fire the imagination of GenNext customers, fueled by state of the art design and R&D centers located in India, the UK, Italy and Korea. Internationally, Tata commercial and passenger vehicles are marketed in countries, spread across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, South America, Australia, CIS, and Russia.