newswrestling7 months ago

CWG 2018 | Babita Kumari wins silver in Women’s Freestyle 53 kg Nordic

Babita Kumari lost to Canada’s Diana Weicker in the Freestyle 53 kg Nordic silver medal match as she went down 5-2 in the final bout. Previously, Babita had to beat the likes of Nigeria’s Bose Samuel, Sri Lanka’s Deepika Dilhani and Carissa Holland to set the fifth and final match against Weicker.
SportsCafe Desk
reportwrestling2 years ago

PWL 2017 | Mumbai Maharathi triumph over UP Dangal on Day 6

Defending champions of Mumbai Maharathi came out winners against UP Dangal 5-2 on Day 6 of the Pro Wrestling League Season 2 at the K D Jadhav Indoor Stadium here on Saturday. Star wrestler Geeta Phogat was unable to participate in the women's 58 kg category after suffering from high fever.
Press Release
newswrestling2 years ago

Aamir Khan's Dangal slammed by Geeta Phogat's former coach

Dangal-the latest biopic which is based on the life of wrestler Geeta Phogat, has angered her former coach PR Sondhi for potraying him as the villian in the movie. Meanwhile, the director of the film Nitesh Tiwari has defended the scene saying that the real event was modified to induce more drama.
SportsCafe Desk
newswrestling2 years ago

Before you watch Aamir Khan's Dangal, do you know the untold story of the Phogat sisters

The Aamir Khan starer Dangal, which hit the theaters yesterday, revolves around the story of the Phogat family, particularly Geeta Phogat who won India’s first-ever gold medal in women’s wrestling. Her sister Babita Kumari also won the silver in the 51 kg category at the 2010 Commonwealth games.
SportsCafe Desk
newswrestling3 years ago

Wrestlers Babita Kumari and Ravinder Khatri qualify for Olympics

Indian wrestlers Babita Kumari and Ravinder Khatri qualified for the Rio Olympics on Wednesday, increasing India’s quota places to eight, after their rivals failed dope tests. Babita Kumari wrestles in the women’s 53kg freestyle, while Khatri will be seen in the Greco-Roman men’s 85kg category.
Arun S Kaimal
newswrestling3 years ago

Four Indian wrestlers handed temporary bans; Olympic hopes in jeopardy

Babita Kumari, Geeta Phogat, Sumit and Rahul Aware have been handed temporary bans by the Wrestling Federation of India for showing “indiscipline”. The ban will extinguish their hopes of qualifying for the Olympics, and they have till May 15 to provide an explanation to the disciplinary committee.
Amlan Majumdar
reportwrestling3 years ago

Olympic qualifiers: Yogeshwar bags Rio berth with first Gold for India

2012 Olympics bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt qualified for the Olympics on Saturday after bagging the gold in the final of the 65 kg category at the Asian Olympic Qualification wrestling championship. Other Indian wrestlers had won three bronze medals yesterday, but failed to qualify for Rio.
Amlan Majumdar