newswrestling16 hours ago

Asian Games | Lost my focus due to injury and movie, says Geeta Phogat

Geeta Phogat has claimed that her injury, which forced her to stay away from the mat for two years, and the movie ‘Dangal’ made her lose focus for a while. However, Phogat said that she is eager to come back fighting and backed Sushil Kumar and Bajrang Punia to win medals in Jakarta.
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newswrestling18 hours ago

Yogeshwar Dutt stresses on the need of foreign help in coaching

Stressing on the involvement of foreign professionals for the betterment of grapplers, Yogeshwar Dutt has stated that Indian coaches lack interest in learning new techniques. CWG gold medallist Geeta Phogat also said that foreign coaches provide the skills unknown to Indian grapplers.
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newswrestling4 days ago

I have a lot of experience now, Vinesh Phogat hopeful of her maiden gold at Asian Games

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat believes that, currently, she has the experience required to claim her first gold at the Asian Games in Jakarta/Palembang, starting August 18. In the 2014 edition of Asian Games held at Incheon, Vinesh had finished with a bronze medal losing to Japan's Eri Tosaka.
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newswrestling8 days ago

Asian Games | I want to win a medal every time I step on the mat, reveals Sakshi Malik

Sakshi Malik claims that she will head to Indonesia with nothing in her mind apart from winning a medal for India at a recent press conference in Lucknow. Malik also admitted that she needed to get stronger mentally as the Indian team aims to bring back gold from the upcoming Asiad.
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newswrestling11 days ago

Asian Games | Bajrang Punia hopes to repeat CWG performance in Indonesia

Bajrang Punia, who won gold at this year’s 2018 Gold Coast CWG, has revealed that he hopes to repeat the same performance in the Asian Games in Jakarta later this month. Punia added that his ultimate aim is to win an Olympic gold and has set himself a target of doing so at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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newswrestling11 days ago

Asian Games | I was born for combat sports, reveals CWG silver medalist Pooja Dhanda

After impressing in the sport of judo in the past and her recent triumph at this year’s 2018 Gold Coast CWG, 24-year old Pooja Dhanda has said that she was born to compete in combat sports. Pooja added that she is aiming for nothing less than a gold medal at the upcoming Asian Games in Jakarta.
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newswrestling15 days ago

Wrestling Federation of India to continue with policy of 'selection by quota' for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Wrestling Federation of India won't hold trials for wrestlers ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and will continue to carry on with their age-old policy of ‘selection by quota’ as per officials. Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar missed out on Rio 2016 in favor of rival Narsingh Yadav due to this policy.
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newswrestling16 days ago

WFI decides to put Parveen Rana and Jitendra Kumar on standby for Sushil Kumar

Owing to Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar's recent form, Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has decided to put Parveen Rana and Jitendra Kumar on standby for the Asian Games. WFI had exempted Sushil Kumar from the qualification trials as he won a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games.
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newswrestling18 days ago

Bajrang Punia and Sandeep Tomar reach gold medal round at Yasar Dogu International

Indian wrestlers, Bajrang Punia and Sandeep Tomar have reached the final (gold medal) round in freestyle wrestling at the Yasar Dogu International tournament in Istanbul, Turkey. Their compatriot Vicky, on the other hand, has to settle for a bronze medal in the fifty-seven kg category.
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newswrestling25 days ago

Asian Junior Wrestling Championships | Deepak Punia and Sachin Rathi clinch individual gold

Deepak Punia and Sachin Rathi, with their spectacular performance, clinched individual golds at the Asian Junior Wrestling Championships in New Delhi on Sunday. Overall, India finished second in the team championships in the event with 173 points, while Iran claimed the top position with 189 points.
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