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newswrestling2 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Bajrang Punia arrives in Russia to ramp-up preparations ahead of Games

Tokyo-bound wrestler Bajrang Punia has reached Russia for his final lap of preparations ahead of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The three-time world champion and one of India’s biggest medal prospects in the upcoming event will skip the upcoming world ranking series in Warsaw that begins on June 8.
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newswrestling2 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Sumit Malik fails dope test, set to miss Olympics

Indian wrestler Sumit Malik failed a dope test conducted by the WWF (World Wrestling Federation) and has been banned for six months, until December 2021. Not only the wrestler is set to miss the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, but it has also cost India a quota at the mega-event in the 125kg category.
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newswrestling2 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Indian core wrestlers to undergo month-long European exposure tour

The WFI (World Wrestling Federation) has organised a month-long training camp for the Tokyo-bound wrestlers in Warsaw, Poland, starting from the upcoming week. Eight grapplers, including four men and four women from India have qualified for the 2021 Olympics, which begins on July 23.
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newswrestling2 months ago

Cannot take away the achievements of Sushil Kumar even after recent developments, proclaims Vijender Singh

Two-time Olympian Vijender Singh feels that no one can take away the achievements of fellow Indian Sushil Kumar, even after the latest developments which led to the latter being arrested by the Delhi Police. Sushil is considered the greatest Olympian from the country, with two medals to his name.
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newswrestling2 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Vow to put up a commendable performance at the Games, states Sonam Malik

Tokyo-bound Indian wrestler Sonam Malik vows to put up a commendable performance at the Olympics, with her set to feature in the women’s 62kg event. The grappler qualified by virtue of entering the gold medal bout at the Asian Olympic qualifiers in Almaty, Kazakhstan, last month.
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newswrestling3 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | National wrestling camp cancelled; likely to be held in Europe

The proposed camp for the eight Tokyo-bound wrestlers in Sonepat, Haryana, has been cancelled owing to the new Covid-19 restrictions. However, the camp is likely to be staged in Hungary and Poland, with the NSF planning to apply for the visas and send the team as early as possible.
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newswrestling3 months ago

Image of Indian wrestling has got hurt badly by the Sushil Kumar incident, admits WFI

The WFI (Wrestling Federation of India) feels that the reputation of they’ve built over the years around Indian wrestling is badly hurt with two-time Olympics medallist Sushil Kumar now linked with a murder case. He is currently untraceable after the brawl which led to the death of a 23-year old.
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newswrestling3 months ago

Wrestler Seema Bisla qualifies for 2021 Tokyo Olympics

Indian wrestler Seema Bisla qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in the women’s 50kg, during the World Olympic Qualifiers, in Sofia, Bulgaria. She will join Vinesh Phogat (53kg), Anshu Malik (57kg) and Sonam Malik (62kg) as the fourth female wrestler from India to secure a quota for the mega-event.
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newswrestling3 months ago

Wrestler Sumit Malik qualifies for 2021 Tokyo Olympics in men's 125kg category

Indian wrestler Sumit Malik qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in the men’s 125kg event, after storming into the final of the World Wrestling Qualifiers, in Sofia, Bulgaria. he became the seventh Indian wrestler and the fourth in the men's section to make the cut for the quadrennial event.
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newswrestling3 months ago

Indian wrestlers finally reach Sofia for World Qualifiers after flight cancellation

Indian wrestlers, who missed the flight to attend the World Qualifiers, have finally reached Sofia, Bulgaria for the event that starts on May 6. The event is supposed to be the last chance for the Indian grapplers to book berths for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics that begins on July 23, later this year.
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