newswrestling20 days ago

WFI put Sushil Kumar and Sakshi Malik in Grade B; Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat in top-bracket

Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) have put star players like Sushil Kumar, Sakshi Malik, and the Phogat sisters, Geeta and Babita, in Grade B due to their lack of form. On the other hand, the federation have offered Grade A contracts to Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, and Pooja Dhanda.
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newswrestling4 months ago

Asian Games | Lost my focus due to injury and movie, says Geeta Phogat

Geeta Phogat has claimed that her injury, which forced her to stay away from the mat for two years, and the movie ‘Dangal’ made her lose focus for a while. However, Phogat said that she is eager to come back fighting and backed Sushil Kumar and Bajrang Punia to win medals in Jakarta.
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newswrestling4 months ago

Yogeshwar Dutt stresses on the need of foreign help in coaching

Stressing on the involvement of foreign professionals for the betterment of grapplers, Yogeshwar Dutt has stated that Indian coaches lack interest in learning new techniques. CWG gold medallist Geeta Phogat also said that foreign coaches provide the skills unknown to Indian grapplers.
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newswrestlinga year ago

National Wrestling Championship | Sushil Kumar, Sakshi Malik, and Geeta Phogat march into finals

Sushil Kumar, who made a comeback to the mat after 3 years was handed a place in the final of the 74kg freestyle event, at the National Wrestling Championship, after Sachin Dahiya gave him a walkover. Sakshi Malik and Geeta Phogat beat their respective opponents to book a berth in the finals.
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reportwrestling2 years ago

PWL 2017 | Jaipur Ninjas advance to the Semi-Finals after defeating UP Dangal 4-3

Jaipur Ninjas triumphed over UP Dangal 4-3 to seal a spot in the Semi-Finals at the Patanjali Powervita Pro Wrestling League Season 2 at the K D Jadhav Indoor Stadium here today.
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reportwrestling2 years ago

NCR Punjab Royals end UP Dangal's campaign, register emphatic 5-2 victory

NCR Punjab Royals ended UP Dangal's campaign in the Patanjali Powervita Pro Wrestling League Season 2 by registering an emphatic 5-2 win at the K D Jadhav Indoor Stadium here today.
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reportwrestling2 years ago

PWL 2017 | Mumbai Maharathi triumph over UP Dangal on Day 6

Defending champions of Mumbai Maharathi came out winners against UP Dangal 5-2 on Day 6 of the Pro Wrestling League Season 2 at the K D Jadhav Indoor Stadium here on Saturday. Star wrestler Geeta Phogat was unable to participate in the women's 58 kg category after suffering from high fever.
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newswrestling2 years ago

Aamir Khan's Dangal slammed by Geeta Phogat's former coach

Dangal-the latest biopic which is based on the life of wrestler Geeta Phogat, has angered her former coach PR Sondhi for potraying him as the villian in the movie. Meanwhile, the director of the film Nitesh Tiwari has defended the scene saying that the real event was modified to induce more drama.
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newswrestling2 years ago

Sakshi Malik: I would definitely like a biopic on my life

Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik has admitted that she would definitely want someone to make a biopic on her life following the release of movie 'Dangal' based on the life of Geeta Phogat and her sisters. Sakshi also said that the Olympics win has increased her knowledge about wrestling.
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newswrestling2 years ago

Before you watch Aamir Khan's Dangal, do you know the untold story of the Phogat sisters

The Aamir Khan starer Dangal, which hit the theaters yesterday, revolves around the story of the Phogat family, particularly Geeta Phogat who won India’s first-ever gold medal in women’s wrestling. Her sister Babita Kumari also won the silver in the 51 kg category at the 2010 Commonwealth games.
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