newswrestling9 days ago

Senior National Wrestling Championship | Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik crowned champions in respective categories

Vinesh Phogat ended up a dream year for her by winning the 57kg national title at the Senior National Wrestling Championship held at Gonda in Uttar Pradesh. Another female wrestler Sakshi Malik also clinched the title in the 62kg category at the same event to end her terrible 2018.
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newswrestling14 days ago

I forgot pain in pursuit of medal at World Championships, reveals Bajrang Punia

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has stated that an injury caused him a lot of pain but he virtually forgot the pain in the pursuit of a medal at the World Championships. The pursuit led him to the finals of 65 kg freestyle wrestling category where he lost the final bout to win the silver medal.
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newswrestling15 days ago

Every medal is important but Olympic holds a special place, reveals Sushil Kumar

Two-time Olympic medalist, Sushil Kumar has revealed his desire to lay his hands on a gold medal in the Olympics in the near future in a recent speech at the Nagpur MahaMetro Marathon event on Sunday. Kumar has previously won bronze in 2008 and clinched silver in the 2012 edition in London.
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newswrestling21 days ago

WFI put Sushil Kumar and Sakshi Malik in Grade B; Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat in top-bracket

Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) have put star players like Sushil Kumar, Sakshi Malik, and the Phogat sisters, Geeta and Babita, in Grade B due to their lack of form. On the other hand, the federation have offered Grade A contracts to Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, and Pooja Dhanda.
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newswrestlinga month ago

U-23 Wrestling World Championships | Sajan Bhanwal loses in semi-finals; will contest for bronze

After winning two back-to-back bouts, Indian wrestler Sajan Bhanwal lost to defending champion Daniel Cataraga in the semi-final of 77kg category in the U-23 World Championships. The Indian will now fight for a bronze medal in his next bout as he failed to make it to the summit clash.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Wrestling | Bajrang Punia reaches No. 1 spot in 65 kg category

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has become the World’s Number 1 wrestler in the 65 kilograms freestyle category. The improvement in the ranking for the grappler comes at the back of a gold medal wins at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games and a silver at the World Championship in wrestling.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Ignored Virender Singh to get “Best Sportsperson with Disability”

Three-time Deaflympics medallist Virender Singh, who is more popularly known as the ‘Goonga Pahalwan’ has been chosen by the ministry of social justice and empowerment for the ‘Best sportsperson with Disability’. He will be awarded by minister Thawar Chand Gehlot on December 3.
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newswrestlinga month ago

India clinch two medals at the Wrestling Worlds

India managed two medals and 15 first-round losses at the Wrestling Worlds with the win- loss ratio of 25-36, although a gold medal evaded them. The WFI is setting a change in the system where according to track record of a wrestler will be sent to an international tournament.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Indian Wrestling to receive central contract for the first time

Indian wrestlers will have a central contract system now that will be introduced for the first time at any Olympic games in the country. This system will grade the grapplers on their performance basis in various international events, although the wrestlers are yet to give their consent about it.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Pooja Dhanda brings home Bronze medal at Wrestling World Championships

It was a bright day for India at the Wrestling World Championship as 24-year-old, Pooja Dhanda won the bronze medal with a magnificent 10-7 win against Grace Jacob Bullen in Budapest. This is the second major medal for Pooja this year having won a silver the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.
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