newswrestling3 days ago

Sushil Kumar rubbishes critics questioning the merit of his NWC victory

Sushil Kumar has rubbished critics questioning the merit of his victory at the National Wrestling Championship, stating that he is helpless if his opponents hand him walkovers. Sushil fought for less than three minutes in the initial rounds before three walkovers won him the gold in the tournament.
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newswrestling4 days ago

National Wrestling Championship | Sushil Kumar, Sakshi Malik, and Geeta Phogat march into finals

Sushil Kumar, who made a comeback to the mat after 3 years was handed a place in the final of the 74kg freestyle event, at the National Wrestling Championship, after Sachin Dahiya gave him a walkover. Sakshi Malik and Geeta Phogat beat their respective opponents to book a berth in the finals.
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newswrestling11 days ago

Wrestling Federation of India lifts suspension on Vinesh Phogat

Wrestling Federation of India has taken a U-turn and lifted the suspension on Vinesh Phogat which means the wrestler will be able to take part in Nationals to be started on November 15 in Indore. Along with Vinesh, the Federation also removed suspension over Praveen Rana and Ravinder Khatri.
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newswrestling2 months ago

Asian Indoor Games | Bajrang Punia wins gold in Men’s freestyle wresting

Bajrang Punia claimed gold in the men’s wrestling freestyle, 65kg category, at the Asian Indoor Games after his opponent forfeited in the final. Three bronze medals were also added by Sheetal Tomar and Navjot Kaur in women’s freestyle 48kg and 69kg categories, and Krishnan Sasikiran in Chess.
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newswrestling2 months ago

15-year-old Sonam Malik wins gold at World Cadet Wrestling Championships

India’s Sonam Malik clinched the gold medal in the 56 Kg category of the World Cadet Wrestling Championships in Athens, Greece, yesterday. Another Indian wrestler Neelam also managed to bag the bronze medal in the tournament as beating Roxana Alexandra of Romania 6-4 in 43 Kg category.
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newswrestling3 months ago

Vinesh Phogat : System should undergo course correction

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat blames the system for the horrific defeat of the Indian team at the World Championships and insisted that the system must go through some improvement. The ace wrestler was whipped in the second bout at the World Championships and the whole team returned empty handed.
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newswrestling3 months ago

Wrestler Satish Kumar awarded 25 lakh for mistaken identity in 2002 Asian Games

Wrestler Satish Kumar was given Rs 25 lakh as compensation by a Delhi court for being wrongly restrained from taking part in the 2002 Asian Games due to the accusations of taking performance-enhancing drugs. Kumar won the gold medal for the country at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
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newswrestling3 months ago

I was close to a medal in Rio, says suspended freestyle wrestler Narsingh Yadav

Narsingh Yadav, who was handed a four-year ban just a day before the Rio Olympics for alleged dope offence, has claimed that he was close to winning a medal in the Games as he had previously beaten the victors. The freestyle wrestler is hoping that the ongoing CBI probe comes in his favour.
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newswrestling3 months ago

World Wrestling Championship | Bajrang Punia loses, India end campaign without a medal

India ended their campaign at the World Wrestling Championship without a single medal added to its tally after Bajrang Punia bowed out in his repechage bout on Saturday. The other Indian wrestlers in Praveen Rana and Satyawart Kadian lost their round of 16 contests to crash out of the tournament.
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newswrestling3 months ago

World Wrestling Championship | India medal-less as four men bow out in freestyle wrestling

Sandeep Tomar, Deepak, Sumit Malik and Harphool Gulia lost in freestyle wrestling in their respective weight categories to continue India's dismal run at the World Wrestling Championship. The men started on a positive note winning their initial rounds but faltered to go past the pre-quarters.
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