WFI Signs Inspire Institute of Sport as ‘High-Performance Partner’
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Industry Watch | January 18, 2022 | News
Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS)
The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has signed the Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS), as ‘High-Performance Partner’ for three years.
The agreement was formally signed in Ayodhya on 14 January 2022 in the presence of Parth Jindal, Founder, IIS and Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, Member of Parliament and President of the Wrestling Federation of India.
Through the partnership, IIS is expected to work with the national sports federation to provide scholarships to wrestlers across age groups and support the hosting of regular national wrestling championships for all categories. IIS will also provide access to its state-of-the-art campus in Bellary, Karnataka and sports science expertise to the WFI, a statement added.
Jindal said, “The sport of wrestling has a long tradition and history in India and we are thrilled to partner with the WFI to help the sport achieve greater heights in the coming years. Having won medals at each edition of the Olympics since 2008, alongside regular world championship medals at cadet, junior and senior levels, wrestling is amongst India’s most successful Olympic sports. I would like to thank Brij Bhushan ji for giving us this opportunity to collaborate with the WFI and am confident that through this partnership, we will be able to positively impact the sport and Team India's performances in the run up to Paris 2024.”
WFI President Singh said, “We are very pleased to have IIS join the WFI in our quest to make wrestling the most popular sport across India. I have been impressed by the Inspire Institute’s efforts and initiatives to develop wrestling infrastructure in Bellary and look forward to welcoming Parth and his team as WFI partners as we take the next steps in the development of wrestling in the country.”
IIS expected to help with scholarships and hosting national wrestling championships, besides providing sports science expertise and access to its Bellary campus, for a period of three years.