newswrestling10 hours 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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newswrestling11 hours 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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newswrestling18 hours 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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newswrestling2 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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newswrestling2 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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newswrestling3 days ago

World Wrestling Championships | Vinesh Phogat loses to reigning world champion in pre-quarters

After a dominant start to her campaign, India’s biggest medal hope Vinesh Phogat lost to Mayu Mukaida of Japan in her pre-quarterfinal match at the World Championships on Tuesday. Phogat can now only hope Mukaida reaches the final, which will give her a chance at winning a bronze via repechage.
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newswrestling3 days ago

Concentration the biggest challenge for Vinesh Phogat, says coach Woller Akos

India’s biggest hope at the World Wrestling Championships, Vinesh Phogat would be having concentration lapses as her biggest challenge to conquer, revealed her personal coach Woller Akos. Akos also stated that it was the perfect time for the wrestler to shift weight categories from 50 to 53kgs.
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newswrestling4 days ago

World Wrestling Championships | Greco-Roman wrestlers continue to struggle

Olympic qualification was at stake in three categories but all three Indians, Manish (67kg), Sunil Kumar (87kg) and Ravi (97kg) exited without putting up a strong competition. Ravi won India's first bout at the World Championships before suffering a defeat and going down in the next round.
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newswrestling7 days ago

Adversities have given Vinesh Phogat belief to beat anyone on mat, says coach Kuldeep Malik

India’s women’s team coach Kuldeep Malik has been of the opinion that the plethora of injuries that Vinesh Phogat has gone through in her career so far has given her immense confidence above anything. The wrestler had to shift from 50kg to 53kg ahead of the World Wrestling Championship on Saturday.
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newswrestling8 days ago

Sushil Kumar eyes Olympic glory under coach Kamal Malikov

Two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar is working hard in his quest to win the Olympic gold in his fourth time of trying. His immediate target is to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in 2022 and the 36-year-old is training under 32-year-old Russian Kamal Malikov who was hired in April.
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