newswrestling13 hours ago

Wrestling World Championships | Deepak Punia suffers injury ahead of final; settles for silver

Deepak Punia’s World Wrestling Championship campaign came to a premature end after he was forced to withdraw from the title clash due to an ankle injury he sustained in the previous match. The wrestler admitted that he wanted to win the gold for his country but he is too injured to compete.
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newswrestlinga day ago

World Wrestling Championships | Semi-final win secures Olympic berth for Deepak Punia

Deepak Punia on Saturday pulled off a last gasp comeback win over his Colombian opponent to advance to the final in his debut at the prestigious tournament while also ensuring his place at the Tokyo Olympics. As for the other wrestlers, the Indians had a mixed day at the office in Kazakhstan.
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newswrestling2 days ago

World Wrestling Championships | Didn’t even want to fight for bronze medal, reveals Bajrang Punia

A heartbroken Bajrang Punia has revealed that he felt so wronged by the World Wrestling Championship judges that he didn’t even want to fight for the bronze medal after bowing out of gold medal contention. However, the Indian contingent has reportedly lodged a formal complaint with UWW.
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newswrestling2 days ago

Happy secure an Olympic quota but I have a long way to go, admits Ravi Kumar

Ravi Kumar Dahiya (57kg) has said in an interview that he is happy after securing an Olympic spot for his country but admitted that he has a long way to go. Ravi lost to world champion Zaur Uguev 4-6 in the semi-finals of the Wrestling World Championship in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan.
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newswrestling3 days ago

World Wrestling Championships | Sushil Kumar loses opening round bout returning after eight years

India’s outing at the World Wrestling Championships continued to deteriorate as Sushil Kumar became the late casualty after he lost his first round bout to Azerbaijan’s Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev on Friday. The two-time Olympic medallist will now be waiting to see if Gadzhiyev reached the final.
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newswrestling3 days ago

Anything can happen on the mat, confesses Vinesh Phogat

Vinesh Phogat has revealed she did not follow her coach Woller Akos’ instruction of staying away from Hilderbrandt, instead, she did the complete opposite in her bronze medal-winning bout at the World Wrestling Championships. She believes we will see her best version at the Olympics.
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newswrestling3 days ago

World Wrestling Championships | Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar lose in semis, Sakshi Malik ousted in first round

Bajrang Punia (65kg) and Ravi Kumar (57kg) have lost their respective semi-final of the World Wrestling Championship but book their 2020 Tokyo Olympic spots. Sakshi Malik (62kg) lost in a closely contested opening round of her campaign against Nigerian Aminat Oluwafunmilayo Adeniyi.
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newswrestling4 days ago

World Wrestling Championships | Vinesh Phogat wins bronze, Pooja Dhanda loses in semis

Indian wrestling ace Vinesh Phogat clinched a bronze medal in the World Wrestling Championships on Wednesday by registering a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Greece's Maria Prevolaraki. Pooja Dhanda, however, remained one match shy from the bronze that could have been her second medal at Worlds.
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newswrestling4 days ago

World Wrestling Championships | Vinesh Phogat becomes first Indian wrestler to seal Olympics qualification

Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian wrestler to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after she won her second repechage round on Wednesday. Pooja Dhanda has also qualified for the semi-finals, which gives her a chance to become country’s only female wrestler to win two World Championships medals.
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newswrestling5 days ago

World Wrestling Championships | Vinesh Phogat, Seema enter repechage

After an early temporary exit from the World Wrestling Championships after losing to defending champion Mayu Mukaida, Vinesh Phogat entered the repechage round after the Japanese advanced to the final. Seema also took a similar route after Azerbaijan’s Mariya Stanik reached the final.
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