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newswrestling9 hours ago

Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat make it to Commonwealh Games squad

Veteran wrestler Sakshi Malik, a bronze medalist from Rio 2016, and Vinesh Phogat, a Tokyo Olympian, have been named in the Indian women's squad for the Commonwealth Games 2022 after dominating their weight divisions in the national selection trials that happened in Lucknow on Monday.
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newswrestling11 days ago

No direct entry into finals of CWG and Asian Games trials for Ravi Dahiya and Bajrang Punia

Due to dissatisfaction among young grapplers amidst the recently held Asian Championship trials, stars like Bajrang Punia and Ravi Dahiya would not be given direct admission into finals of their groups when national federation organizes qualification trials for Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.
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newswrestling19 days ago

WFI to make birth certificates for wrestlers mandatory before Nationals

To combat age fraud, the WFI has made it essential for grapplers competing in any national event to provide birth certificates. They will have to do so before taking part in the competition, as per the new rule announced by the apex body of wrestling, on Wednesday, in the country.
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newswrestling25 days ago

Asian Wrestling Championship 2022 | Anshu Malik settles for silver in women's 57kg

Anshu Malik of India failed to retain her women's 57kg title at the Asian Wrestling Championships 2022 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, after losing in the final to Japan's Tsugumi Sakurai on Friday. Malik began her title defense with a technical victory over Uzbekistan's Shokhida Akhmedova.
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newswrestling25 days ago

Asian Wrestling Championship 2022 | Indian women wrestlers pocket two freestyle bronze

Sarita Mor and Sushma Shokeen of India claimed bronze medals in their respective women's freestyle weight categories on Thursday at the Asian Wrestling Championships 2022 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Mor, a two-time Asian Champion heading into the Ulaanbaatar meet, finished third this time around.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Asian Wrestling Championship 2022 | Indian wrestlers add two more bronze medals in Greco-Roman

Harpreet Singh and Sachin Sahrawat each won bronze as Indian Greco-Roman wrestlers and finished their run at the Asian Wrestling Championships 2022 with five medals on Wednesday. Harpreet defeated Korea's Sejin Yang 4-2 in the quarter-finals before falling to Iran's Rasoul Sadegh Garmsiri in semis.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Asian Wrestling Championship 2022 | Indian wrestlers win three bronze medals in Greco-Roman

Sunil Kumar, Arjun Halakurki, and Neeraj of India won bronze medals in their respective weight divisions on the first day of the Asian Wrestling Championships 2022 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on Tuesday. Sunil, a previous Asian champion, won bronze in the 87kg category by defeating Batbayar Lutbayar.
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newswrestling2 months ago

Bajrang Punia's coach Sujeet Maan clarifies there no shortcoming in former's defence

Many believe that star wrestler Bajrang Punia has a major shortcoming in his game when it comes to leg defense, but his personal coach Sujeet Maan feels otherwise. According to the latter, the leg defense looks a bit shaky because of Punia's attacking style, which makes him look a bit vulnerable.
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newswrestling2 months ago

Bajrang Punia makes it to Asian Championship team, Ravi Dahiya and Deepak Punia secure berths too

Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Bajrang Punia will take the mat for the first time since his historic feat last year, at the Asian Championship, after he beat Rohit in the trials. Bajrang, along with Ravi and Deepak Punia were directly put into the finals of the trials, a move unwelcome by many.
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newswrestling2 months ago

10 women wrestlers banned from participating at trials for Asian Championship

The Wrestling Federation of India has barred 10 women wrestlers from competiting in the trials for the upcoming Asian Championship, on the grounds of indiscipline. The wrestlers in question did not report for the national camp in Lucknow, or left in two days making excuses, as per a report.
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