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newswrestling9 months ago

WFI extends Shako Bentinidis’ contract till Tokyo Olympics

After all the controversies, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has handed a contract extension to Bajrang Punia’s Georgian coach Shako Bentinidis till the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. The federation has also appointed Russian coach Murad Gaidarov to guide Deepak Punia and Ravi Dahiya. 
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newswrestling10 months ago

Reports | Indian men’s freestyle wrestling coach Kossein Karimi likely to be sacked

According to reports, Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is likely to sack men’s freestyle national coach Hossein Karimi, six months after the Iranian was hired on a contract till the Tokyo Olympics. It has been learned that Karimi himself is not happy with the way things work in India.
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newswrestling10 months ago

Deepak Punia is new world number 1 in 86 kg; Bajrang Punia loses top spot in latest UWW rankings

Deepak Punia has claimed world number 1 spot in 86 kg, Vinesh Phogat has jumped to second from sixth, while Bajrang Punia settles for the second spot in the latest wrestling rankings after the World Championships. Deepak Punia now has 82 points, four more than World Champion Hasan Yazdani of Iran.
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newswrestling10 months ago

Victim of discrimination in all my three World Championships, says Bajrang Punia after controversial semis loss

India's top wrestler Bajrang Punia, on Tuesday, has said that he has been a victim in all the World Championships he has participated in, including the summit clash last year. Bajrang believes he needs to improve in all aspects of the game, regardless of it being leg-defense or counter-attack.
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reportwrestling10 months ago

Wrestling World Championships | Rahul Aware claims bronze in 61 kg freestyle

Rahul Aware has beaten Tyler Lee Graff of the USA 11-4 in the bronze medal bout of the non-Olympic 61 kg category at the World Wrestling Championships in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan. Winning a total of five medals in this edition, India have produced their best-ever performance at the showpiece event.
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newswrestling10 months ago

Wrestling World Championships | Deepak Punia suffers injury ahead of final; settles for silver

Deepak Punia’s World Wrestling Championship campaign came to a premature end after he was forced to withdraw from the title clash due to an ankle injury he sustained in the previous match. The wrestler admitted that he wanted to win the gold for his country but he is too injured to compete.
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newswrestling10 months ago

World Wrestling Championships | Semi-final win secures Olympic berth for Deepak Punia

Deepak Punia on Saturday pulled off a last gasp comeback win over his Colombian opponent to advance to the final in his debut at the prestigious tournament while also ensuring his place at the Tokyo Olympics. As for the other wrestlers, the Indians had a mixed day at the office in Kazakhstan.
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newswrestlinga year ago

World Wrestling Championship | Sushil Kumar qualifies for finals after Jitender Kumar win

Star Indian wrestler and Olympic medallist, Sushil Kumar finally got into the World Championships finals with a win over Jitendra Kumar at the national trials held by the Wrestling Federation of India. Others to seal a place in the Worlds are Rahul Aware (61kg), Karan Mor (70kg) and Praveen (92kg).
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newswrestlinga year ago

Bajrang Punia criticizes Haryana government for their failure to reward Deepak Punia

Ace Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has slammed the state government for their lack of encouragement towards junior wrestlers, after Deepak Punia returned with a gold medal from the junior championships. The state government stated that they would stick to the policy that was made last year.
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newswrestlinga year ago

This win feels different, says newly crowned junior champion Deepak Punia

Deepak Punia entered an elite category after he became the fourth Indian wrestler to win a junior Worlds title defeated Alik Shebzukhov 2-2 despite having an injured shoulder in the 86 kg final in Tallinn. This was India's first gold medal in the Junior World Championships after a gap of 18 years.
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