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Wrestling in India – Strength Magazine – September, 1928

Not so many moons ago the press carried an account of the wrestling match in Patiala, India, on January 29th, 1928, in which the venerable and capable Stanislaus ‘Zbyszko was defeated by Gama, the Punjab wrestler, in the re- markably short time of ten seconds. The wrestling world was startled, to say the least, for even though “Stan” is past his prime he is known to be of no mean ability, and his quick defeat at the hands of the native wrestler stirred up no little amount of interest in the brand of wrestling practiced in the faraway land, India.

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