newswrestling4 days 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).
SportsCafe Desk
newswrestling9 days ago

Reports | WFI to send names for World Ch’ships before holding trials

In a surprising move by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), the federation would be reportedly sending names for the World Wrestling Championships before the trials are held for many categories. It has also been reported that the United World Wrestling is oblivious to the development.
SportsCafe Desk
newswrestling9 days ago

Sushil Kumar finally gets August 20 as his date for World Championships trials

After much ado that kept Sushil Kumar from participating in the World Championships trials, the wrestler has finally got a date with most of his opponents recovered from injuries. Meanwhile, Deepak Punia won the gold medal in the men’s 86kg freestyle wrestling at the Junior World Championships.
SportsCafe Desk
newswrestling14 days ago

Sushil Kumar suffers embarrassing defeat in comeback bout

Sushil Kumar suffered a crushing 90-second defeat in his return bout against Bekzod Abdurakhmonov in the 74kg quarter-finals at the ongoing Medved Tournament in Minsk. This was the Olympic silver medalist's first international tournament after a failed campaign at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games.
SportsCafe Desk
newswrestlinga month ago

WFI postpones Olympics’ 74kg category trials owing to injuries

Three days before the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) was supposed to hold the trials in Delhi’s IG Stadium, the 74kg wrestlers have requested the federation to postpone their category. Trials would take place for the other five Olympic categories now with the Worlds starting in September.
SportsCafe Desk
newswrestlinga month ago

WFI shifts Worlds trials to Delhi for better seating capacities

The men's trials for the World Championships were shifted from Sonepat to Delhi's IG Stadium by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on Tuesday since the former had no seating capacity. However, reports are also doing the rounds that lack of securities of referees was the main reason.
SportsCafe Desk
newswrestling2 months ago

World Wrestling Championship | Strict AFI keeps Sushil Kumar’s participation in doubt

While Sushil Kumar has confirmed his willingness and availability to perform at the World Championships scheduled in September in Kazakhstan, WFI’s strict rules could see the two-time Olympic medalist miss out on it. Kumar has missed the national camp to train in Kayakent with his personal coach.
SportsCafe Desk
newswrestling5 months ago

Sushil Kumar to miss Asian Wrestling Championship

Sushil Kumar has voluntarily given a miss to the Asian Wrestling Championship in Xi’an, China, scheduled between April 23 and 28. The WFI had conducted the trials for the same on March 17, which the ace wrestler failed to attend with Amit Kumar Dhankar all set to replace him in the 74kg category.
SportsCafe Desk
newswrestling8 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newswrestling9 months ago

Every medal is important but Olympic holds a special place, reveals Sushil Kumar

Two-time Olympic medalist, Sushil Kumar has revealed his desire to lay his hands on a gold medal in the Olympics in the near future in a recent speech at the Nagpur MahaMetro Marathon event on Sunday. Kumar has previously won bronze in 2008 and clinched silver in the 2012 edition in London.
SportsCafe Desk