newswrestling2 days ago

World Wrestling Championships | Didn’t even want to fight for bronze medal, reveals Bajrang Punia

A heartbroken Bajrang Punia has revealed that he felt so wronged by the World Wrestling Championship judges that he didn’t even want to fight for the bronze medal after bowing out of gold medal contention. However, the Indian contingent has reportedly lodged a formal complaint with UWW.
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newswrestling2 days ago

Happy secure an Olympic quota but I have a long way to go, admits Ravi Kumar

Ravi Kumar Dahiya (57kg) has said in an interview that he is happy after securing an Olympic spot for his country but admitted that he has a long way to go. Ravi lost to world champion Zaur Uguev 4-6 in the semi-finals of the Wrestling World Championship in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan.
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newswrestling3 days 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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newswrestlinga month ago

World Wrestling Championship | Sushil Kumar qualifies for finals after Jitender Kumar win

Star Indian wrestler and Olympic medallist, Sushil Kumar finally got into the World Championships finals with a win over Jitendra Kumar at the national trials held by the Wrestling Federation of India. Others to seal a place in the Worlds are Rahul Aware (61kg), Karan Mor (70kg) and Praveen (92kg).
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newswrestlinga month ago

Bajrang Punia criticizes Haryana government for their failure to reward Deepak Punia

Ace Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has slammed the state government for their lack of encouragement towards junior wrestlers, after Deepak Punia returned with a gold medal from the junior championships. The state government stated that they would stick to the policy that was made last year.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award will give me motivation to do well, believes Bajrang Punia

Bajrang Punia has said that the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award will push him to do better but will not interfere with his preparations for next year’s Olympic Games. The wrestler was recently nominated for the award and is one of India’s strong hopes for a medal in the upcoming Tokyo Games.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Bajrang Punia to receive Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Bajrang Punia was announced as the latest recipient of the country’s most prestigious sporting honour - the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna by a 12-member committee consisting of some of the country’s most respected sports stars. Punia has stated that he felt he deserved to be rewarded for his achievements.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Bajrang Punia bags yet another gold, Vinesh Phogat enters summit clash

India’s top two wrestlers continued their impressive runs this season with Bajrang Punia defending his title at the Tbilisi Grand Prix and Vinesh Phogat reaching her fourth final at the Medved event. Vinesh thrashed her opponent Yafremenka 11-0 in the semifinals to enter the gold medal clash.
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newswrestling2 months ago

Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat will not get any exemption from Worlds Trials, informs WFI

The Wrestling Federation of India has notified that Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat will not be exempted from the upcoming Worlds Trials. The Federation has scheduled the trials for the male wrestlers in Sonepat on July 25 while the women’s trials will be held in Lucknow on July 26.
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newswrestling3 months ago

Will return my prize money if players don’t get respect, claims Bajrang Punia

Bajrang Punia has revealed that he will return the prize money that is set to be rewarded with by the Haryana government if national wrestlers are not compensated with a fair amount. Along with Punia, two-time Commonwealth gold medallist Vinesh Phogat, questioned the Haryana government’s policy.
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