India’s Vijay Kumar has clinched a gold medal in the international grappling tournament Astana Open 2018 which took place in Kazakhstan on Sunday.
The championship took place from January 27-28.
In hand-to-hand combat, grappling is a close fighting technique used to gain a physical advantage such as improving relative position, or causing injury to the opponent. Grappling covers techniques used in many disciplines, styles and martial arts that are practiced both as combat sports and for self-defense.
About Grappling Federation of India
"Grappling Federation of India (GFI)" is the national governing body for Grappling Sports in India to control and develop Grappling Sport in India. Only GFI is recognized as a National Governing body for Grappling Sports in India by United World Wrestling- UWW which is the International Federation for Wrestling & Grappling Sports. The Grappling Federation of India works on behalf of all levels of Grappling, men and women, to reinvigorate the sport's grass roots, develop youth and elite Grappling and create new opportunities for semi-pro and pro-Grappling. GFI's vision for also embraces and adheres to the spirit and values of the Olympic Movement. With these values, GFI ensures the highest levels of transparent standards including for all of our global competitions, rankings, judging and Grapplings' remuneration.
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