newswrestling2 months ago

Haryana sports minister dismisses Sakshi Malik’s claim of not fulfilling cash reward promise

Haryana sports minister Anil Vij has dismissed Sakshi Malik’s claim that the Haryana government is yet to fulfill their promise of paying her cash rewards and incentives amounting to Rs 3.5 crore after the Rio Olympics. Vij felt that some people might have “prevailed upon” her to tweet that.
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newswrestling2 months ago

Yet to receive cash award from Haryana government, claims Sakshi Malik

Olympic bronze medallist grappler Sakshi Malik has revealed that she is yet to receive the cash award promised to her by the Haryana government after her podium finish at the Rio Games. Cash rewards and incentives amounting to Rs 3.5 crore were announced by her state government.
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newswrestling3 months ago

Sakshi Malik : I want to become a double Olympic medallist like Sushil Kumar

Sakshi Malik is not resting easy after becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to win a medal at the Rio Olympics and is now looking to equal Sushil Kumar’s feat by winning another medal at Tokyo in 2020. The 24-year-old’s immediate target, though, is to do well at the World Championships.
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newswrestling4 months ago

Pro Wrestling League 2017 schedule, fixture list, and timings

The full schedule for the second edition of the Pro Wrestling League has been announced and last year’s winner Mumbai Maharathi will take on last season’s runners-up Haryana Hammers in the opening clash on January 2. All the matches will be played at the KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium in Delhi.
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newswrestling4 months ago

Aamir Khan's Dangal slammed by Geeta Phogat's former coach

Dangal-the latest biopic which is based on the life of wrestler Geeta Phogat, has angered her former coach PR Sondhi for potraying him as the villian in the movie. Meanwhile, the director of the film Nitesh Tiwari has defended the scene saying that the real event was modified to induce more drama.
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newswrestling4 months ago

Sakshi Malik: I would definitely like a biopic on my life

Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik has admitted that she would definitely want someone to make a biopic on her life following the release of movie 'Dangal' based on the life of Geeta Phogat and her sisters. Sakshi also said that the Olympics win has increased her knowledge about wrestling.
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newswrestling4 months ago

Before you watch Aamir Khan's Dangal, do you know the untold story of the Phogat sisters

The Aamir Khan starer Dangal, which hit the theaters yesterday, revolves around the story of the Phogat family, particularly Geeta Phogat who won India’s first-ever gold medal in women’s wrestling. Her sister Babita Kumari also won the silver in the 51 kg category at the 2010 Commonwealth games.
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newswrestling4 months ago

PWL auction | Yogeshwar Dutt opts out, Ritu Phogat goes for more than Sakshi Malik

Yogeshwar Dutt will not figure in the second edition of the Pro Wrestling League after the 2012 London Olympics medallist opted out of the auction owing to personal reasons. Bajrang Punia turned out the most expensive Indian buy at Rs 38 lakh by the Delhi franchise on Friday (Dec 16).
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newswrestling6 months ago

Yogeshwar Dutt’s Olympics bronze won’t be upgraded to silver

Yogeshwar Dutt won't have his 2012 Olympic bronze medal upgraded to silver after the IOC decided to end the doping investigation on deceased wrestler Besik Kudukhov. The Russian had allegedly tested positive for a banned steroid when the IOC tested an old sample of the athlete.
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newswrestling6 months ago

CBI to investigate wrestler Narsingh Yadav’s doping scandal

CBI will investigate wrestler Narsingh Yadav’s doping scandal that saw the Rio Olympics medal hopeful clash with NADA officials before being barred from competing at the Games and slapped a four-year ban by the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) a day before his opening bout.
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