newswrestling6 days ago

Wrestling Federation of India invites multiple applications ahead of its preparations for 2020 Olympics

With the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to be held next year, Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has invited fresh applications for various posts like mental conditioning coaches, physios, and nutritionists. The board has decided to hire support staff in men’s freestyle, greco-roman and the women’s team.
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newswrestling2 months ago

Bajrang Punia clinches gold at UWW ranking series in Bulgaria

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has won a gold medal in the 65 kg freestyle category at the Dan Kolov-Nikol Petrov tournament in Ruse, Bulgaria. On the other hand, Vinesh Phogat won three bouts and entered the final of the 53 kg category in the tournament which is a part of UWW ranking series.
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newswrestling2 months ago

Pooja Dhanda wins gold at UWW ranking series in Bulgaria

Indian female wrestler Pooja Dhanda has clinched a gold medal in the 59 kg category at the Dan Kolov-Nikol Petrov tournament in Ruse, Bulgaria. On the other hand, after losing her final bout, Sakshi Malik had to settle down with a silver medal in the 65 kg category at the tournament.
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newswrestling2 months ago

Dan Kolov 2019 | Sakshi Malik stuns Finnish world champion in thrilling semi-final

Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik announced her return to form with a stunning display against Finland's World champion to enter the final of Dan Kolov - Nikola Petrov 2019 International, Bulgaria. The tournament would be awarding UWW Ranking Series points determining World Championships seeds.
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newswrestling4 months ago

Sushil Kumar and Sakshi Malik put in Grade-A as WFI corrects “mistake”

Sushil Kumar and Sakshi Malik, who were earlier put in the Grade-B of the annual WFI contract, have been moved to the Grade-A citing that it was a mistake which has now been corrected. Earlier both the wrestlers were put in a lower Grade-B category likely due to their poor recent form.
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newswrestling5 months 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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newswrestling5 months 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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newswrestling6 months 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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newswrestling6 months 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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newswrestling6 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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