Lahore: The world’s most famous and one of the best entertaining sports, the freestyle wrestling is set make a debut at the Lahore’s National Hockey Stadium on December 2.World’s renowned Martial Arts expert and one of the great wrestlers of his time Antonio Inoki has arrived in Islamabad along with his team of 10 Japanese wrestlers from Japan.
The event is being held under the title the Sports and Peace Festival Wrestling and is being held under the auspices of the Sports Board Punjab as part of the Punjab Youth Festival’s international activity.
“Pride of Pakistan in wrestling Nasir Bhollu will be the guest during the competitions and we are also discussing with him the wrestlers who could feature in this style of activity,” said DG sports board PUnjab.
He further stated that there is no wrestler in Pakistan who could compete in this style. But with the arrival of these foreign wrestlers arrangements will be made to adopt this style also, he added.
Some of the prominent wrestlers from Japan include Kazuyuki Fujita, Hideki Suzuki, Shinichi Suzukawa, Atsushi Sawada, Yoshihiro Asai, Tokimitsu Ishizawa, Maayuki Okamoto and Akira Jo.
“A special wrestling ring is being brought to Pakistan from Japan to host the event and will be installed at the National Hockey Stadium while the bouts will be held under lights,” he added.