newswrestling22 days ago

Reports | Indian men’s freestyle wrestling coach Kossein Karimi likely to be sacked

According to reports, Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is likely to sack men’s freestyle national coach Hossein Karimi, six months after the Iranian was hired on a contract till the Tokyo Olympics. It has been learned that Karimi himself is not happy with the way things work in India.
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newswrestling25 days ago

Victim of discrimination in all my three World Championships, says Bajrang Punia after controversial semis loss

India's top wrestler Bajrang Punia, on Tuesday, has said that he has been a victim in all the World Championships he has participated in, including the summit clash last year. Bajrang believes he needs to improve in all aspects of the game, regardless of it being leg-defense or counter-attack.
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newswrestling25 days ago

Was at World Championships to announce that I am getting back, says Sushil Kumar

After his first-round exit from the Wrestling World Championships, Sushil Kumar has said that he was at the tournament just to announce his comeback to the world. Sushil has also mentioned that he lacks stamina and defence for the sport at the moment and coach Kamal Malikov is working on these.
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newswrestlinga month ago

World Wrestling Championships | Sushil Kumar loses opening round bout returning after eight years

India’s outing at the World Wrestling Championships continued to deteriorate as Sushil Kumar became the late casualty after he lost his first round bout to Azerbaijan’s Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev on Friday. The two-time Olympic medallist will now be waiting to see if Gadzhiyev reached the final.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Sushil Kumar eyes Olympic glory under coach Kamal Malikov

Two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar is working hard in his quest to win the Olympic gold in his fourth time of trying. His immediate target is to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in 2022 and the 36-year-old is training under 32-year-old Russian Kamal Malikov who was hired in April.
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newswrestling2 months ago

No idea why people criticize me, says Sushil Kumar

Sushil Kumar has defended himself stating that he has no idea why people keep criticizing him and has guessed that the only reason could be temporary publicity. Meanwhile, his former foreign coach Vladimir Mestvirishvili pointed out Sushil’s fast reaction time to be his biggest strength at Worlds.
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newswrestling2 months 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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newswrestling2 months 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.
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newswrestling2 months 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.
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newswrestling2 months 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.
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