newswrestling2 months ago

Wrestling Federation of India's problems increase as coach Fanel Carp leaves over pay dispute

The problems with the coaching staff seem to be compounding further by the day for the Wrestling Federation of India as Frenchman Fanel Carp has left the country over pay dispute. Carp was working with Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik and Pooja Dhanda since earlier this year.
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newswrestling2 months ago

Wrestler Ravi Dahiya included in TOPS, no extension for Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik

Young wrestler Ravi Dahiya, who recently won a World championships bronze medal, was included in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) while struggling Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik was dropped from the program. Weightlifter Ragala Venkat Rahul has also been excluded from the TOPS.
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newswrestling2 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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newswrestling3 months ago

World Wrestling Championships | Vinesh Phogat wins bronze, Pooja Dhanda loses in semis

Indian wrestling ace Vinesh Phogat clinched a bronze medal in the World Wrestling Championships on Wednesday by registering a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Greece's Maria Prevolaraki. Pooja Dhanda, however, remained one match shy from the bronze that could have been her second medal at Worlds.
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newswrestling3 months ago

World Wrestling Championships | Vinesh Phogat becomes first Indian wrestler to seal Olympics qualification

Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian wrestler to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after she won her second repechage round on Wednesday. Pooja Dhanda has also qualified for the semi-finals, which gives her a chance to become country’s only female wrestler to win two World Championships medals.
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newswrestling4 months ago

World Wrestling Championships | Pooja Dhanda, Navjot Kaur make cut for non-Olympic events

Wrestlers Pooja Dhanda and Navjot Kaur made the final squad for the World Wrestling Championships to be held in Kazakhstan as there were no opponents to challenge them at the trials. Pooja is set to compete in the 59kg category while Kaur will be India's official entry in the 69kg category.
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newswrestling4 months ago

Winning an Olympic medal is my ultimate aim, reveals Pooja Dhanda

Recent Arjuna award recipient Pooja Dhanda has revealed that her ultimate aim is to win an Olympic medal for India in the near future. The talented Indian wrestler thanked her coaches and WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh for helping her win the prestigious national award.
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newswrestling4 months ago

World Wrestling Championships | Sarita Mor ousts Pooja Dhanda to book place in final

World Championships bronze medallist Pooja Dhanda was stunned at the national selections on Sunday as she was beaten by Sarita Mor in the 57kg category, who booked a place in the World Wrestling Championships Final. Asian bronze-medallist Divya Kakran, however, made the cut by beating Navjot Kaur.
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newswrestling4 months ago

Younger girls have trained well, not going to be easy for big names, says Kuldeep Malik

India wrestling coach Kuldeep Malik insisted that it is not going to be a cakewalk for the big guns in the women’s team when they compete in the trials for the upcoming World Championships. The younger crop of wrestlers will go up against the likes of Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat.
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newswrestling5 months ago

Wrestling Grand Prix | Vinesh Phogat, Divya Kakran win gold as India finish second

Star Indian women wrestler Vinesh Phogat garnered her first gold in the in the 53kg category in Wrestling Grand Prix, with Divya Kakran doing the same in 63kg category. India finished second with 130 points after Russia as Sakshi Malik withdrew from tournament owing to injury.
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