newswrestling13 hours ago

WFI shifts Worlds trials to Delhi for better seating capacities

The men's trials for the World Championships were shifted from Sonepat to Delhi's IG Stadium by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on Tuesday since the former had no seating capacity. However, reports are also doing the rounds that lack of securities of referees was the main reason.
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newswrestling8 days ago

Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat will not get any exemption from Worlds Trials, informs WFI

The Wrestling Federation of India has notified that Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat will not be exempted from the upcoming Worlds Trials. The Federation has scheduled the trials for the male wrestlers in Sonepat on July 25 while the women’s trials will be held in Lucknow on July 26.
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newswrestling9 days ago

Yasar Dogu 2019 | Vinesh Phogat wins gold; Sakshi Malik, Pooja Dhanda crash out

Vinesh Phogat continued her gold medal winning streak into the Yasar Dogu 2019 Ranking Series tournament in Istanbul as he topped the 53kg category event. However, while the likes of Seema and Manju Kumari also clinched the yellow metal, the likes of Sakshi Malik and Pooja Dhanda were ousted.
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newswrestling16 days ago

Wrestling Grand Prix | Vinesh Phogat, Divya Kakran win gold as India finish second

Star Indian women wrestler Vinesh Phogat garnered her first gold in the in the 53kg category in Wrestling Grand Prix, with Divya Kakran doing the same in 63kg category. India finished second with 130 points after Russia as Sakshi Malik withdrew from tournament owing to injury.
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newswrestling21 days ago

World Wrestling Championship | Strict AFI keeps Sushil Kumar’s participation in doubt

While Sushil Kumar has confirmed his willingness and availability to perform at the World Championships scheduled in September in Kazakhstan, WFI’s strict rules could see the two-time Olympic medalist miss out on it. Kumar has missed the national camp to train in Kayakent with his personal coach.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Will return my prize money if players don’t get respect, claims Bajrang Punia

Bajrang Punia has revealed that he will return the prize money that is set to be rewarded with by the Haryana government if national wrestlers are not compensated with a fair amount. Along with Punia, two-time Commonwealth gold medallist Vinesh Phogat, questioned the Haryana government’s policy.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Bajrang Punia won’t ask for exemption from World Championship trials

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has stated that he will not ask the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) for exemption from the trials of the World Championship and is ready for that. The star wrestler also added that in the sport a good day can help anyone win a particular bout.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Rankings don't matter much to me, says Bajrang Punia

Bajrang Punia has expressed his happiness of being the No. 1 wrestler in the 65kg category but at the same time added that rankings don’t matter to him and he only aims at winning medals. Punia has also said that the sport in India is heading in the right direction with many wrestlers in the top 10.
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newswrestling2 months ago

Today’s wrestling is about grabbing chance on the ground, says Pooja Dhanda

India’s ace woman wrestler Pooja Dhanda has been of the opinion that wrestling today has changed much with most of the focus given to the groundwork. The wrestler also revealed the strategy that she and Sakshi Malik have learned after starting to spend time with French coach Fanel Carp on IIS.
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newswrestling2 months ago

WFI to ban and fine coaches as well if wrestlers fail dope test

In one its first, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has decided that in case a wrestler was caught failing a dope test in national camp, then the coach would also be banned and fined alongwith the athlete. This move was taken after the federation had to pay Rs 32 lakhs as fines to UWW.
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