newswrestling16 days 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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newswrestling16 days 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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newswrestling18 days ago

Bajrang Punia feels wrestling should be made National Sport

Bajrang Punia has called for wrestling to be made the national sport at a felicitation programme organised by the sports ministry. While acknowledging wrestling as a key sport for India, sports minister Kiren Rijiju, however, has said that he can not discriminate or favour any particular sport.
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newswrestling19 days 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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reportwrestling21 days 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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newswrestling23 days ago

World Wrestling Championships | Didn’t even want to fight for bronze medal, reveals Bajrang Punia

A heartbroken Bajrang Punia has revealed that he felt so wronged by the World Wrestling Championship judges that he didn’t even want to fight for the bronze medal after bowing out of gold medal contention. However, the Indian contingent has reportedly lodged a formal complaint with UWW.
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newswrestling23 days ago

Happy secure an Olympic quota but I have a long way to go, admits Ravi Kumar

Ravi Kumar Dahiya (57kg) has said in an interview that he is happy after securing an Olympic spot for his country but admitted that he has a long way to go. Ravi lost to world champion Zaur Uguev 4-6 in the semi-finals of the Wrestling World Championship in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan.
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newswrestling24 days ago

World Wrestling Championships | Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar lose in semis, Sakshi Malik ousted in first round

Bajrang Punia (65kg) and Ravi Kumar (57kg) have lost their respective semi-final of the World Wrestling Championship but book their 2020 Tokyo Olympic spots. Sakshi Malik (62kg) lost in a closely contested opening round of her campaign against Nigerian Aminat Oluwafunmilayo Adeniyi.
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newswrestling2 months 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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newswrestling2 months 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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