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GAMMAI Team India Selection for GAMMA Asian Championship announced

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GAMMA Asian Championship is set to take place in June in Kyrgyzstan and the selection trials for this tournament has already been announced. GAMMA India took to social media to announce the full detail of the event.

The trails will take place the ARC Sportzone in Mysore on 20th, 21st and 22nd March. The registration for this event will take place on March 20 and the timings for registration are from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

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The weigh-ins time for the tournament is from 7 AM on fight day. The fights will start from 11 AM on 21st and 22nd March. To register, the fighters can contact the Zonal heads.

The four zones are:

North (J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Delhi)

East (West Bengal, Odisha, Tripura, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Assam, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand)

West (Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, M.P, Daman n Diya, Dadra n Haveli, Chattisgarh)

South  (Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar)

The Zonal Head of the GAMMA India championship for North is Rajinder Singh Meena, a ×National wushu champion. Meena has tremendous martial arts experience under his belt. He also represented India at ONE Championship.

The Zonal Head of the GAMMA India championship for East is Isaiah Kharmawphlang, a BJJ practitioner from Shillong.

The Zonal Head of the GAMMA India championship for West is Ratnadiptee Shimpi, a 2009 Asian Indoor Games Kick Boxing silver medalist.

The Zonal Head of the GAMMA India championship for South are Vignesh Nathan and Rupesh Math. Vignesh has 12 years of experience in the Fitness industry. He is also a BJJ blue belt and has over 8 years of coaching experience in MMA and BJJ.

On the other hand, Rupesh is an experienced MMA coach who has coached many national and international level athletes.

Full contact details can be found here.

In the last GAMMA world championship which took place in November of 2019, Indian fighters bagged 7 medals. Out of the total contingent of 21 fighters, 7 of them managed to secure a medal for India.

GAMMA world championship medalists:

  • Shivaraj – 115 lbs – Silver Medal
  • Sumit Bhyan – 155 lbs – Silver Medal
  • Mandeep Singh – 115 lbs – Bronze Medal
  • Akshata Khadtare – 105 lbs – Bronze Medal
  • Divya Nagaraj – 160+ lbs – Silver Medal
  • Kiran Naik – 160 lbs – Bronze Medal
  • Priya Saini – 115 lbs – Bronze Medal


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