newswrestling12 days ago

I hope I play some role in promoting MMA in India, says Ritu Phogat

Ritu Phogat, who is set to make her maiden appearance in the MMA circuit in the ‘Age of Dragon’ event, hopes that the sport will grow in India after people start watching her matches. She admits that watching a lot of videos on YouTube caught her attention and made her think about a career change.
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newswrestling16 days ago

U23 Wrestling World Championships | Pooja Gehlot bags India’s second silver

Pooja Gehlot (53kg) had to settle for a silver medal after going down 0-2 to Japan's 2017 world champion Haruna Okuno in the summit clash of the UWW Under-23 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Three-time World Junior Championships medallist Sajan Bhanwal (77kg) will aim for bronze on Monday.
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newswrestling19 days ago

Ravinder enters semi-finals of Wrestling Under-23 World Championships

Indian wrestler Ravinder has qualified for the semi-finals in the 61 kg weight category at the ongoing Wrestling Under-23 World Championships being held in Budapest. Ravinder has beaten Hungary’s Marcell Budai Kovacs and Dinislam Takhtarov to make his way into the top four round of the competition.
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newswrestling20 days ago

U-23 Wrestling World Championships | Veer Dev Gulia aims for bronze, Naveen loses repechage bout

Veer Dev Gulia (79kg) lost the semi-final bout but secured his place in the bronze medal contest, while Naveen (70kg) lost his opening repechage bout at the UWW U-23 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Naveen lost his opening repechage bout against Mongolia’s Temuulen Enkhtuya 6-8.
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newswrestling21 days ago

India to field strong wrestling squad at U-23 World Championships

India is set to field a strong squad of freestyle wrestlers as they begin their campaign at the Under-23 World Championships in Budapest on Monday. Former junior Asian champion Sharvan Tomar in the 65 kg category, while Pinki, Nisha Dahiya, Naina Kanwal, and Reshma Mane will lead the women’s events.
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newswrestling24 days ago

I will win MMA World Championship belt for India in two years, hopes Ritu Phogat

Ritu Phogat, now a full-time Mixed Martial Artist, is all set to make her MMA debut next month and has given herself two years' time to try and become India's first world champion in the discipline. Ritu has signed for Singapore-based MMA organisation which has the highest number of world champions.
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newswrestling25 days ago

WFI extends Shako Bentinidis’ contract till Tokyo Olympics

After all the controversies, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has handed a contract extension to Bajrang Punia’s Georgian coach Shako Bentinidis till the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. The federation has also appointed Russian coach Murad Gaidarov to guide Deepak Punia and Ravi Dahiya. 
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newswrestlinga month ago

Bajrang Punia denies reports about sacking of coach Shako Bentinidis

It has been reported earlier that Bajrang Punia has parted ways with longtime coach Shako Bentinidis of Georgia but Bajrang has dismissed the report saying that there is no truth in those reports. Bajrang is currently undergoing rehabilitation for an elbow injury and will resume training soon.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Reports | Bajrang Punia parts ways with coach Shako Bentindis

According to a report published by The Tribune, Bajrang Punia, the No. 1 wrestler in the world in the 65kg category, has parted ways with his longtime coach Shako Bentinidis. Bentinidis was not a famous figure among the wrestling community in India as he had a fractious relationship with the WFI.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Wrestling Federation of India announces 30-member squad for U-23 World Championships

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has announced a 30-member Indian squad for the Under 23 World Championships 2019 in Budapest, Hungary from October 28 to November 3. India managed to win only one medal at the last U-23 World Championships held in Bucharest, Romania in 2018.
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