Crosstrain Fight Club founder and multiple time National BJJ champion Siddharth Singh gave fellow Indian combat sports lovers a reason to be happy as he became the first Indian to win a medal for BJJ in Britain.
Siddharth, who has been a force to reckon with in the national scene, first picked up a Bronze Medal in the British Open last week. This made him the first Indian to do so.
The Delhi-based Siddharth then went on to raise the benchmark by picking up a gold medal at the Manchester Open. He secured the gold in the Purple belt division, which is also a first for India.
After the gold medal win, Siddharth provided a long statement on his Facebook profile which you can read below.
“So last week i became the first Indian to medal in Britain when i got the Bronze medal in the British open but i knew to put India on the BJJ map Internationally i really wanted to wave the Indian flag as the winner. So yesterday at the Manchester open i was able to bring home the Gold medal in the Purple Belt division, becoming the first Indian to do so. Want to thank my mom n dad Piusha Yadav and Ajai Yadav for always supporting me and my brother Shardul Singh and sis in law Radhika Iyer for tolerating me at my worst since im always either too tired to hang out, or too cranky or too injured. Also thanks to Tarun Yadav, Rajiv Khati, Punyajit Likharu and Rachit Tyagi for training me for this camp and being the best team mates in the world. Thanks also to Ivan Tomasetti for consistently helping us out so much over the last 3 years, thanks to Alex Alves for the excellent camp earlier this year and thanks to Salvatore Pace for giving me a home in the UK to train in and i cant wait to bring GB to India. Thanks to Phoenix Chaudhuri for driving me for 10 hours on his day off, leaving the kids at home, just so that i could compete and fulfill my dream to wave the Indian flag, thank u so much, im blessed to have you as my friend. Lastly thanks to everyone from Crosstrain Fight Club for being so awesome and wonderful,” he posted.
The BJJ prospects from Crosstrain Fight Club have always managed to make headlines with their talent and the medal for Siddharth will indeed boost the morale and push the team further into the limelight.