LAHORE – Ali Pehalwan downed Shahwaar Pehalwan to clinch the Jashn-e-Baharan Lahore Dangal title here at the Iqbal Park Stadium.

In all, 13 bouts were held on Monday while the second big bout was held between Tari and Achu Pehalwan and it became controversial due to which both the wrestlers were disqualified. In other bouts, Ahmad Pehalwan beat Imran, Bilal beat Usman Pehalwan, Ameer Pehalwan beat Hafiz Shahid, Nomi Pehalwan beat Heera Baloch and Waqas Jutt beat Hamza Pehalwan. Six bouts of the event were ended in draw. DCO Lahore Noorul Mengal was chief guest while MPA Khawaja Imran Nazeer was also present there. The chief guest distributed cash awards of Rs 300,000 among the winners.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest said: “We have organised dangal competitions in order to promote ‘desi wrestling’ in Punjab and same kind of events will also be held. I am very happy that the wrestlers from across the Punjab took part in the event and entertained the jam-packed crowd.”