Two Assamese players, Amardeep Singh and Manoj Debnath have been selected to represent India in the World Armwrestling Championship. The championship will be held at Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria from October 1 to 10. Pran Pratim Chalim, secretary of the Assam Armwrestling Association has been appointed as the manager of this tour.
Monoj Debnath of Dibrugarh is being hailed as one of the brightest hope for the country. He had recently bagged a gold medal in the 40th National Arm wrestling Championship which was held at Nagpur, Maharashtra. He also won a silver medal last year during the second Indo-Pak Arm wrestling Championship held at Lahore in Pakistan. Prior to that Manoj was placed 10th in the 37th World Arm Wrestling Championship, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the year 2015.
The entire Indian contingent will comprise of 28 members.