newswrestlinga day 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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newswrestlinga month 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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newswrestlinga month 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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newswrestling2 months ago

Bajrang Punia gets beaten by Yianni Diakomihalis at Madison Square Garden

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia was beaten by American Yianni Diakomihalis in the 'Grapple at the Garden - Beat the Streets' competition held at Madison Square Garden in New York USA. USA Wrestling had invited the Indian to participate and Punia was the first Indian to do so as well. 
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newswrestling2 months ago

Vinesh Phogat blames lack of strength for Asian Championship loss

India’s star women wrestler, Vinesh Phogat has been of the opinion that after shifting up a weight category, her biggest challenge has been her lack of strength that cost her the bout in Asian Championship. However, she was happy with the bronze focusing on getting more experience ahead of Olympics.
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newswrestling2 months ago

WFI nominates Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat for Khel Ratna

Wrestling Federation of India nominated several Indian wrestlers, who bagged medals in various events, for India’s most honorary awards. While Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat nominated for Khel Ratna award, other wrestlers have been nominated for the Arjuna and Dronacharya award.
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newswrestling2 months ago

Asian Wrestling Championships| India wrap up campaign with 16 medals

India wrapped up the continental campaign with as many as 16 medals with Harpreet Singh winning silver and Gyanender bronze on the last day. The list included one gold medal, three silver medals, and four bronze medals, clinched by men's freestyle wrestlers barring four bronze medals by women.
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newswrestling2 months ago

Bajrang Punia in line to become first Indian at New York fight night

Indian wrestling’s golden boy Bajrang Punia is all set to become the first Indian to step onto to the mat at New York fight night. Punia will take on two-time US national champion Yianni Diakomihalis in the 65kg category at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York, the United States of America.
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newswrestling2 months ago

I wrestle because I love the sport, reveals under-fire Sakshi Malik

Sakshi Malik has hit back at critics saying that she lost focus in the last year but has now realised that the real reason she wrestles is because she loves the sport and not for medals. The female wrestler will go up against China’s Pei Xingru in the upcoming Asian Championships.
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newswrestling2 months ago

Yogi Bhai has told me ‘Gold lekar aana’ for every competition, reveals Bajrang Punia

Bajrang Punia has lavished praise on former India wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt whom the former considers as his mentor as they both wrestle in the same 65 kg category. The 25-year old wrestler further added that he is totally focused on doing well in the upcoming Asian Championships.
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