newswrestling3 days ago

Bajrang Punia reinstated World No. 1 in UWW rankings

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has got back to the topmost position in the rankings of United World Wrestling on Wednesday in the men’s 65kg freestyle category. With 58 ranking points under his belt, Punia went past Russia’s Akhmed Chakaev to be at the number one position in the rankings.
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newswrestling9 days ago

Wrestling Federation of India invites multiple applications ahead of its preparations for 2020 Olympics

With the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to be held next year, Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has invited fresh applications for various posts like mental conditioning coaches, physios, and nutritionists. The board has decided to hire support staff in men’s freestyle, greco-roman and the women’s team.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Reports : Careful Bajrang Punia to avoid staying at SAI for national camp

Ace Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has decided to travel 15 kms from home in Sonipat to Bhalgarh where the national camp is going on owing to the risks attached to it. The 24-year-old has also stated that he has a gut feeling about it and won’t be staying at the centre till the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Wrestler Ritu Phogat excluded from Olympic TOPS programme

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) recently took the decision to drop wrestler Ritu Phogat from the TOPS scheme after she decided to abandon wrestling to try her luck at MMA in Singapore. SAI also selected five para-badminton players to be included in the TOPS scheme for the Paralympic Games.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Sushil Kumar to miss Asian Wrestling Championship

Sushil Kumar has voluntarily given a miss to the Asian Wrestling Championship in Xi’an, China, scheduled between April 23 and 28. The WFI had conducted the trials for the same on March 17, which the ace wrestler failed to attend with Amit Kumar Dhankar all set to replace him in the 74kg category.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Bajrang Punia, Sharath Kamal bestowed with prestigious Padma Shri award

Bajrang Punia and Achanta Sharath Kamal were both rewarded for their achievements with the prestigious Padma Shri award conferred by the President of India - Ram Nath Kovind on Monday. Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli was also awarded the Padma Shri at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Delhi High Court lashes out at CBI for media leaks and delay in Narsingh Yadav doping enquiry

The Delhi High Court slammed the Central Bureau of Investigation for leaking out information from Narsingh Yadav probe and ruining the national wrestler’s reputation on the international circuit. The court has asked that CBI Joint Director to look into the issue and sort it out in the coming days.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Situation in India is sensitive for hosting competitions, says Nenad Lalovic

United World Wrestling president Nenad Lalovic has asserted that the current situation in India is sensitive for the world wrestling body to host any big competition. He has also added that there is a protocol for the host nations and organising committees to allow eligible nations to participate.
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newswrestling2 months ago

Will do our best to keep Junior Asian Championship in India, says Brijbhushan Sharan Singh

After the UWW asked other members to suspend their dealings with India, WFI president Brijbhushan Sharan Singh has now said that the WFI will try its level best to keep the Junior Asian Championship in India. The WFI will write it to the government seeking assurances in this regard.
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newswrestling2 months ago

United World Wrestling asks all national bodies to suspend relations with Wrestling Federation of India

United World Wrestling (UWW) has recommended national federations around the world to suspend their dealings with Wrestling Federation of India (WFI). The world wrestling body has taken this decision after International Olympic Committee (IOC) stopped discussions over hosting global events in India.
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