newswrestling8 days ago

Senior National Wrestling Championship | Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik crowned champions in respective categories

Vinesh Phogat ended up a dream year for her by winning the 57kg national title at the Senior National Wrestling Championship held at Gonda in Uttar Pradesh. Another female wrestler Sakshi Malik also clinched the title in the 62kg category at the same event to end her terrible 2018.
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newswrestling20 days ago

WFI put Sushil Kumar and Sakshi Malik in Grade B; Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat in top-bracket

Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) have put star players like Sushil Kumar, Sakshi Malik, and the Phogat sisters, Geeta and Babita, in Grade B due to their lack of form. On the other hand, the federation have offered Grade A contracts to Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, and Pooja Dhanda.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Indian Wrestling to receive central contract for the first time

Indian wrestlers will have a central contract system now that will be introduced for the first time at any Olympic games in the country. This system will grade the grapplers on their performance basis in various international events, although the wrestlers are yet to give their consent about it.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Wrestling World Championships | Sakshi Malik, Ritu Malik and Pooja Dhanda in line for bronze

Indian female wrestling trio of Sakshi Malik, Ritu Mailk and Pooja Dhanda are all in contention for a bronze medal at the ongoing Wrestling World Championships being held in Budapest, Hungary. All the three Indian wrestlers now need three wins each to land on the podium via repechage.
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newswrestling2 months ago

World Wrestling Championships | Bajrang Punia only Indian wrestler to be seeded

Bajrang Punia is the only Indian wrestler to be seeded from a 30-man strong Indian squad that travelled to Hungary for the World Wrestling Championships which is slated to begin on October 20. Punia, who is the reigning Asian champion, has been seeded third in the men’s 65 kg freestyle category.
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newswrestling2 months ago

Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia to lead 30-man Indian squad at Wrestling World Championships

The experienced duo of Indian wrestlers - Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik - will shoulder the task of leading a 30-man squad for the upcoming Wrestling World Championships to be held in Budapest from October 20. WFI has named 10 members each in free-style, greco-roman, and women’s wrestling events.
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newswrestling3 months ago

Sakshi Malik earns berth in World Championship, Sushil Kumar withdraws due to poor form

Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik has secured a place in the World Championship after her opponent Sarita Mor withdrew due to an injury while Sushil Kumar also pulled out of the championship due to his poor form. Meanwhile, Ritu Phogat will take on Pinky to ensure her qualification in the 53 kg category.
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featurewrestling3 months ago

It’s time India took their archaic treasure to a futuristic weapon of glory

After a marvelous performance by the Indian wrestlers at the Gold Commonwealth Games, the way they fared at the Asiad was dismal, to put it mildly. Over the years, Indian wrestlers have proved their mettle on the biggest stage and it is evident that a sharp brain now could take them to next level.
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newswrestling4 months 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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newswrestling4 months 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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