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newswrestling10 days ago

Vinesh Phogat undergoes successful elbow surgery in Mumbai

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat underwent successful surgery on her elbow, in Mumbai, after pulling out of the World Championships trials recently, citing 'dizziness' issues. However, the WFI (Wrestling Federation of India) is still not aware of how she got injured in the first place.
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newswrestling24 days ago

Vinesh Phogat's temporary ban lifted by WFI, set to participate in the World Championships

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat has been let off with a warning by the Wrestling Federation of India, after the apex body had previously suspended her for alleged indiscipline at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The decision comes as a sigh of relief, with Vinesh now eligible for the World Championships.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Bajrang Punia set to miss World Championships owing to ligament tear

Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Bajrang Punia will miss out on the World Championships in October, after he was advised six-week rehabilitation to overcome a ligament tear that he suffered in the build-up to the Games. The wrestling world championships will be held in Oslo, Norway from October 2-10.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Vinesh Phogat's physio was not included in Tokyo contingent in spite of her requests

The Wrestling Federation of India had apparently sent more than the permitted number of support staff for the Tokyo Games, even though Vinesh Phogat’s personal physio was not included in spite of her requests. The seven-member wrestling squad fetched two medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Twitter reacts to Bajrang Punia bagging bronze to deliver India sixth medal of Tokyo 2020

Bajrang Punia, on Saturday, put up a stunning show in the Men's freestyle 65kg in Wrestling as he beat Daulet Niyazbekov of Kazakhstan 8-0 in the bronze medal match to deliver India their sixth medal of Tokyo 2020. Punia’s bronze means that, at six, India have equalled their best-ever medal tally.
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featurewrestling3 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Meet your Olympians - Indian Women's Wrestling Team

At the 2016 Rio Olympis, Sakshi Malik created history by becoming the first female wrestler from India to win a medal at the Olympics, when she claimed the bronze in the women's 58kg category. Four years down the line, four women's wrestlers are gearing up to re-create a similar scene in Tokyo.
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featurewrestling3 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Meet your Olympians - Indian Men's Wrestling Team

A seven-member wrestling contingent is set to represent India at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, with a few of them considered major medal prospects. For the records, they have returned with at least one medal in each of the last three editions of the mega event. Can they maintain the streak?
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newswrestling3 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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newswrestling3 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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newswrestling4 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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