India’s best-ever medal haul coincides with record viewership


first_img First Published: 3rd October, 2019 23:34 IST FOLLOW US Suman Ray WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV COMMENTcenter_img Written By Last Updated: 3rd October, 2019 23:34 IST India’s Best-ever Medal Haul Coincides With Record Viewership The World Wrestling Championships saw Indian wrestlers return with their biggest-ever haul of medals; the sport has also scaled a new high in viewership SUBSCRIBE TO US The recently-concluded World Wrestling Championships saw Indian wrestlers return with their biggest-ever haul of medals from a single edition. That the Olympic sport is now making rapid strides in the country was validated by the series of firsts Indian grapplers achieved in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.Indian Wrestlers win big While Bajrang Punia secured his third medal from the prestigious event, Vinesh Phogat added another feather to her illustrious resume by getting her maiden medal. For the first time ever, a debutant dazzled on the world stage to finish on the podium as shown by Deepak Punia. Ravi Kumar took his World U-23 Championships stellar form to add to India’s medal tally while Rahul Aware also got home India’s fifth medal from this event. What was the icing on the cake was the fact that the wrestlers bagged four Olympic quotas from the World Championships for the very first time.READ | Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya win Bronze at World Wrestling ChampionshipsWrestling scales new heightsAll these historic moments were witnessed live by 6.5 million users on mobile and web platforms. The sport scaled a new high in India not just in terms of success, but also in viewership with as many as 11 million users engaging in live streaming and video content on the unique digital channel for wrestling. This on the go viewing of Wrestling in India was possible due to WrestlingTV which has the official right to telecast/stream all matches international and national for Indian Subcontinent and brought live action amounting to more than 100 hours of content from all 4 mats of the tournament straight to every Indian fan’s household. The channel has ensured that wrestling lovers don’t get to miss out on India’s prime Olympic sport. Wrestling TV next will live stream 33 days of live match content over the next two months. The mega live streaming bonanza this month will start with the World Veterans Championships from October 8 followed by the most-awaited UWW World U-23 Championships, that saw Ravi Kumar take silver medal last year, the tournament will be aired from October 28.READ | Vinesh Phogat: ‘All I want is to win the Olympic gold in Japan’Vinesh Phogat and other wrestlers gear up for World CupFresh from her bronze medal stint at the World Championships, Vinesh Phogat will return to the mat at the World Cup in Narita, Japan along with Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik from November 15 along with other top Indian grapplers. With the Asian U-15 Championships scheduled from November 22 and the Senior Nationals in India following just a week later, it will be a treat for the entire wrestling community as the matches will be Live Streamed for the first time on this unique digital platform.READ | Saina Nehwal: Badminton ace’s journey from Hisar to London OlympicsREAD | Deepak Punia pulls out of World Wrestling Championship due to injury last_img

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