Rahul Panicker, the current 70kgs Indian National Arm Wrestling Champion, added another feather to his cap after he beat ‘world’s strongest bodybuilder’ Larry Wheels in a super match.
However, it wasn’t an easy win for Panicker as he lost the first two rounds of the super match. Despite an unsatisfactory start to the game, Panicker kept his cool and won the next three rounds. The super match took place in Dubai with excited onlookers cheering for them.
Panicker posted a video of the super match on Facebook and wrote, “My Super Match Vs Larry wheels.”
Panicker, who is a software engineer by profession, have been into sports for long as several of his family members have all been into fitness. “In my family, my father and his four elder brothers are all into fitness,” Panicker told TOI in 2019.
Panicker’s father was a powerlifter and had won the title of Powerman of India and one of his uncles was a weightlifting champion who had even coached the Indian team.
“So, I have always gravitated towards sports,” he said.
“My father had installed a home gym equipment and made me exercise with it. Initially, like everyone else, I was lazy but he persisted and slowly I started liking it,” Panicker added.
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