The true sport performance brand of Japan, ASICS announced its commitment to nurturing young talent in the field of wrestling in India. Also, the brand will work towards strengthening its focus in wrestling by harnessing the power of uplifting the minds of young athletes.
ASICS reiterates its commitment to inspire youth to defy convention and choose a sound mind for a sound body first, for better performance, along with the access to cutting edge apparel and footwear.
Arjuna Award recipient Bajrang Punia who was present at the ASICS India Connaught Place store today shared his journey with the brand and how he wishes to engage more & more young aspirants in the field of Wrestling. He said, “India is consistently producing top wrestlers with representation at global platforms and therefore, an even better time for wrestling to prosper as a mainstream sport. Being an individual sport, the onus is on us as one community to act as a catalyst to promote the sport, encourage and develop young and rising sporting talent, enabling them to achieve their aspirations. Knowing I have the power of the ASICS brand behind my endeavour is a huge boost to see my vision for wrestling in India taking shape.”
ASICS India & South Asia Managing Director, Mr. Rajat Khurana, who was also present in the event, presented Bajrang with a personalised set of ASICS’ top gear including running and training footwear, apparel that will help the Olympian to achieve sharper goals at his game.
“We are very proud to be part of Bajrang’s journey, who has made every India proud. At ASICS, we are committed to support sports and enable young athletes of today become the Bajrangs’ of tomorrow. We want to scale new heights and create more visibility for sports and athletics that can help young individuals achieve their sporting ambitions”, said Mr. Rajat Khurana, Managing Director ASICS India and South Asia.
Indian athletes including Bajrang Punia, Manika Batra, Ravindra Jadeja, Karman Kaur Thandi, T.Gopi, Sakshi Malik, Rohan Bopanna along with international athletes like Novak Djokovic among others demonstrate the ASICS philosophy with pride.