SURREY wrestler Arjun Gill, 24, will battle it out in men’s freestyle in the 97 kg weight category at the Pan American Games in Toronto on Saturday, July 18:
* 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Freestyle 74, 86, 97, 125 kg qualification rounds and repechage (a practice in series competitions that allows participants who failed to meet qualifying standards by a small margin to continue to the next round.)
* 8:00 – 10:30 p.m. – Freestyle 74, 86, 97, 125 kg medal rounds
LAST March, Arjun won the silver medal in the 97 kg category at the ASICS Senior Canadian Wrestling Championships, at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, where athletes competed to represent Canada internationally as national team members and in Toronto at this summer’s Pan American Games.
Last year in July, Arjun had won the gold medal in the men’s 97 kg freestyle wrestling final over Satywart Kadian of India by decision in the final after the match finished tied 4-4 at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.