newswrestling3 hours ago

Deepak Punia settles for silver as India end junior World Wrestling championship without gold

India’s Deepak Punia had to make do with a silver medal in the final of the 86 kg freestyle category of junior worlds as he was beaten by Turkey’s Arif Ozen by a score of 1-2 on Sunday in Slovakia. India ended the championship with seven medals, including four silvers and three bronze medals.
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newswrestling8 hours ago

Elbow injury rules out Vinesh Phogat from Wrestling World Championships

Vinesh Phogat has been ruled out of the upcoming World Wrestling Championships as she suffered an elbow injury while training at the Lucknow SAI Centre on Friday. This would come as a huge setback after her previous gold medal triumphs at the 2018 Gold Coast CWG and Asian Games in Jakarta.
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newswrestlinga day 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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newswrestlinga day ago

Deepak Punia aims for gold after securing final berth at the Junior World Wrestling Championship

Indian youngster, Deepak Punia, has earned a shot at the gold medal in the 86kg event of the Junior World Wrestling Championship as he beat Moldova’s Ivan Nedealco with 6-2 win in the semis. Punia will face-off against Turkey’s Arif Ozen in the final bout of the competition in Trnava.
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newswrestling2 days ago

Seven months after application, WFI gets approved to appoint three foreign coaches

Sports Authority of India has approved the Wrestling Federation of India's (WFI) request to appoint three foreign coaches, seven months after the request was made. Temo Kazarashvili of Georgia, who was chosen as one of the prospects, had been suspended for favouritism as a judge at the Rio Games.
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newswrestling2 days 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 days ago

Anshu Malik clinches bronze at Junior World Wrestling Championships

Young Indian wrestler Anshu Malik has bagged a bronze medal at the ongoing Junior Wrestling World Championships in Trnava, Slovakia by defeating Russia's Alina Kazymova 11-5 in the bronze medal bout of 59kg category. Another Indian wrestler Anju lost her bronze medal match against Russia's Verbina.
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newswrestling4 days 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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newswrestling5 days ago

Junior Wrestling World Championships | Sajan Bhanwal clinches silver for India

Greco Roman wrestler Sajan Bhanwal bagged his second World Championship medal as he won a silver at the 2018 Junior Wrestling World Championships in Trnava, Slovakia in the 77kg category. Another Indian wrestler Vijay clinched bronze in the 55kg category at the championships.
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newswrestling6 days ago

Sakshi Malik earns berth in World Championship, Sushil Kumar withdraws due to poor form

Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik has secured a place in the World Championship after her opponent Sarita Mor withdrew due to an injury while Sushil Kumar also pulled out of the championship due to his poor form. Meanwhile, Ritu Phogat will take on Pinky to ensure her qualification in the 53 kg category.
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