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Baba Ramdev takes on Olympic medallist in dangal

January 19, 2017 09:37 IST

After winning the friendly bout against Olympic silver medallist Andrey Stadnik, the yoga guru, clad in his saffron langot, chanted, 'Bharat mata ki jai.! Vande Matram!'

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Wednesday showed his wrestling prowess as he defeated 2008 Beijing Olympic silver medalist Andrey Stadnik in a promotional bout of the 2017 Pro Wrestling League in New Delhi.

Ramdev, who performed 'Surya Namaskar' before starting his bout, defeated Stadnik 12-0.

Sporting his saffron langot, the yoga guru chanted, "Bharat mata ki jai.! Vande Matram!" after winning the bout.

Stadnik is well remembered by Indian wrestling enthusiasts as he had defeated Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar to clinch a silver medal in the Men's freestyle 66kg event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Earlier, on the occasion of 20th anniversary of his ashram in Haridwar in 2016., Ramdev had challenged Sushil Kumar. 

Image: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev fights against Olympic medallist Andrey Stadnik during a friendly wrestling bout ahead of the second semifinal match between Mumbai Maharathi and NCR Punjab Royals, in the Pro Wrestling League in New Delhi on Wednesday. Photograph: PTI Photo.

 

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Source: ANI