PUNE: Triple ‘Maharashtra Kesari’ winner wrestler Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Vijay Chauddhary is gearing up for the upcoming All India Police Games, which will be held at SRPF Group 1, Wanawadi in Pune from November 16-20. Hailing from Chalisgaon in Jalgaon, Chauddhary, who is currently ACP (Traffic), Swargate Zone, is eyeing to go one step further than the 2018 edition of the Police Games held in Rajasthan, where he made it to the semi-finals.
ACP Vijay Chauddhary will compete in the Open ‘125 KG’ and is training with his coach Rohit Patel, a winner of the ‘Hind Kesari’ title. Chauddhary is training for three hours in the morning and about two hours in the evening at the Mamasaheb Mohol Kusti Sankul in Katraj.
“I am training with a lot of intensity for the upcoming Police Games where I expect stiff competition from wrestlers from Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh,” said Chauddhary, who won the most prestigious ‘Maharashtra Kesari’, three successive times in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
“I have got special permission from the Director General of Police’s office for my training and received co-operation from senior officials from Pune Police,” quipped Chauddhary.
The senior police officer is only the second wrestler to win three successive Maharashtra Kesari titles.
Chauddhary did not have a successful outing in the 2019 edition of the All India Police Games held in Haryana and hence wants to stamp his authority in the upcoming Games, which will be held after two years of COVID-19 forced break.
“During the morning training, I focus on mat training along with how to topple the opponent. Special focus is also given to stamina and power work. The evening practice is dedicated to mat training and yoga,” he stressed.
His coach Rohit Patel is confident of a good show by his ward.