Baba Ramdev beats Olympic medallist Andrey Stadnik 12-0 in ‘exhibition’ wrestling bout

Baba Ramdev defeated Beijing Olympic silver medallist Andrey Stadnik 12-0 in a friendly match and said that wrestling will excel in upcoming years.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: January 19, 2017 12:07 pm
ramdev-m Baba Ramdev defeated Olympic silver medallist 12-0 in a friendly match on Thursday. (Source: Twitter)

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev defeated Beijing Olympic silver medallist Andrey Stadnik 12-0 in the exhibition bout in Pro Wrestling League season two on Wednesday.

Yoga guru performed ‘Surya Namaskar’ before starting his bout. He opened his account with four points and was quick as he took his points tally to 7-0.

While it was an exhibition match, one could clearly make out that Andriy never put an effort to score a point against Ramdev. He, only once, tried to move out of a hold of Ramdev with a flip, a move that drew a loud cheer from the crowd.

After his bout, Ramdev chanted “Bharat mata ki jai.! Vande Matram!

WATCH VIDEO| Watch: Baba Ramdev Beats Olympic Medalist In Promotional Wrestling Bout

Later he added that wrestling will excel in the upcoming years and will become one of the most followed sports in the world.

Baba Ramdev’s and Stadnik’s bout was scheduled after Pankaj Rana and Pritam’s bout, which the Punjab wrestler Pankaj won the match on points difference and helped his side make it into the final for the first time.

Andrey had defeated wrestler Sushil Kumar in Beijing. He had reached the finals, giving Sushil an opportunity to play in repechage and won a bronze medal. By doing so the India wrestler became the first India to win a medal in wrestling.

This is not the first time Baba Ramdev challenged an international wrestler. Earlier on the occasion of 20th anniversary of his Ashram in Haridwar, he had challenged Indian-wrestler Sushil Kumar in 2016.

Andrey ‘s wife Mariya Stadnik was present in the stands. Mariya is also a wrestler from Ukraine but represents Azerbaijan. She has won three Olympic medals in the 48kg category including one bronze and two silver medals.

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  1. S
    Jan 19, 2017 at 5:09 am
    andre was bleeding after the match so it was not fakelt;br/gt;Andre would not tarnish his image by getting defeated in the fake match
    1. A
      Jan 19, 2017 at 4:04 am
      All is well
      1. B
        Jan 18, 2017 at 11:53 pm
        Fake bout but good for promoting the sport. Something like film stars playing football or hockey to promote these games in the youth of the;br/gt;Thanks to Andrey for being a sport to all this.
        1. G
          Jan 18, 2017 at 10:28 pm
          Modi just initiated a commission after the Olympics to INVENT reasons for the debacle. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;And you see, the hard work of Modi is already bearing fruits!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Stupid non-Bhakts, will you accept Modi is Great?
          1. E
            Jan 18, 2017 at 8:31 pm
            Babas and chai Walas lt;br/gt;Yawwwwn 😴
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