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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newswrestling3 months ago

Yogeshwar Dutt advised me against moving to court after Khel Ratna snub, reveals Bajrang Punia

Bajrang Punia stopped short of going to the court after not being recommended for the Khel Ratna award following advice by his mentor Yogeshwar Dutt. Sensing the futility of the exercise, he has now decided to move on and focus on his preparations for the upcoming World Wrestling Championship.
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newswrestling3 months ago

Yogeshwar Dutt advices Bajrang Punia to focus on World Championships despite Khel Ratna snub

Bajrang Punia, who was contemplating to go to court after being ignored for the Khel Ratna Award, has been advised by mentor Yogeshwar Dutt to concentrate on the next month’s World Championships over Khel Ratna issue. Punia felt that he wronged by the Sports Ministry and was very upset over that.
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newswrestling3 months ago

Bajrang Punia might move to court after getting rejected from Khel Ratna Award

Wrestler Bajrang Punia has threatened to move to the court after he was rejected from the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. The union sports ministry has decided to present the biggest sporting award of the country to cricket captain Virat Kohli and star weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.
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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 2018 | Bajrang Punia refers Asiad gold as his biggest achievement

After winning the first gold medal for India in the ongoing Asian games, wrestler Bajrang Punia has termed this as the biggest medal of his career. He has also stated that winning a gold medal at the Asiad will help him put up a great show at the Tokyo Olympics to be played in 2020.
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newswrestling4 months ago

Yogeshwar Dutt stresses on the need of foreign help in coaching

Stressing on the involvement of foreign professionals for the betterment of grapplers, Yogeshwar Dutt has stated that Indian coaches lack interest in learning new techniques. CWG gold medallist Geeta Phogat also said that foreign coaches provide the skills unknown to Indian grapplers.
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newswrestling2 years ago

PWL auction | Yogeshwar Dutt opts out, Ritu Phogat goes for more than Sakshi Malik

Yogeshwar Dutt will not figure in the second edition of the Pro Wrestling League after the 2012 London Olympics medallist opted out of the auction owing to personal reasons. Bajrang Punia turned out the most expensive Indian buy at Rs 38 lakh by the Delhi franchise on Friday (Dec 16).
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newswrestling2 years ago

Yogeshwar Dutt’s Olympics bronze won’t be upgraded to silver

Yogeshwar Dutt won't have his 2012 Olympic bronze medal upgraded to silver after the IOC decided to end the doping investigation on deceased wrestler Besik Kudukhov. The Russian had allegedly tested positive for a banned steroid when the IOC tested an old sample of the athlete.
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newswrestling2 years ago

Yogeshwar Dutt might not get the gold medal after all!

The short-lived euphoria fuelled by media reports that Yogeshwar Dutt's Olympic bronze is set to be upgraded to Gold has been refuted by media reports. Fresh reports have revealed that Gold medallist, Toghrul Asgarov, who was alleged to have been found doping, has not even been tested so far.
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