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

Anything can happen on the mat, confesses Vinesh Phogat

Vinesh Phogat has revealed she did not follow her coach Woller Akos’ instruction of staying away from Hilderbrandt, instead, she did the complete opposite in her bronze medal-winning bout at the World Wrestling Championships. She believes we will see her best version at the Olympics.
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newswrestling4 days ago

World Wrestling Championships | Vinesh Phogat wins bronze, Pooja Dhanda loses in semis

Indian wrestling ace Vinesh Phogat clinched a bronze medal in the World Wrestling Championships on Wednesday by registering a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Greece's Maria Prevolaraki. Pooja Dhanda, however, remained one match shy from the bronze that could have been her second medal at Worlds.
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newswrestling5 days ago

World Wrestling Championships | Vinesh Phogat becomes first Indian wrestler to seal Olympics qualification

Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian wrestler to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after she won her second repechage round on Wednesday. Pooja Dhanda has also qualified for the semi-finals, which gives her a chance to become country’s only female wrestler to win two World Championships medals.
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newswrestling6 days ago

World Wrestling Championships | Vinesh Phogat loses to reigning world champion in pre-quarters

After a dominant start to her campaign, India’s biggest medal hope Vinesh Phogat lost to Mayu Mukaida of Japan in her pre-quarterfinal match at the World Championships on Tuesday. Phogat can now only hope Mukaida reaches the final, which will give her a chance at winning a bronze via repechage.
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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

Younger girls have trained well, not going to be easy for big names, says Kuldeep Malik

India wrestling coach Kuldeep Malik insisted that it is not going to be a cakewalk for the big guns in the women’s team when they compete in the trials for the upcoming World Championships. The younger crop of wrestlers will go up against the likes of Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat.
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newswrestling2 months ago

Yasar Dogu 2019 | Vinesh Phogat wins gold; Sakshi Malik, Pooja Dhanda crash out

Vinesh Phogat continued her gold medal winning streak into the Yasar Dogu 2019 Ranking Series tournament in Istanbul as he topped the 53kg category event. However, while the likes of Seema and Manju Kumari also clinched the yellow metal, the likes of Sakshi Malik and Pooja Dhanda were ousted.
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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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newswrestling5 months ago

WFI nominates Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat for Khel Ratna

Wrestling Federation of India nominated several Indian wrestlers, who bagged medals in various events, for India’s most honorary awards. While Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat nominated for Khel Ratna award, other wrestlers have been nominated for the Arjuna and Dronacharya award.
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