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newswrestlinga month ago

Vinesh Phogat's physio was not included in Tokyo contingent in spite of her requests

The Wrestling Federation of India had apparently sent more than the permitted number of support staff for the Tokyo Games, even though Vinesh Phogat’s personal physio was not included in spite of her requests. The seven-member wrestling squad fetched two medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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featurewrestling3 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Meet your Olympians - Indian Men's Wrestling Team

A seven-member wrestling contingent is set to represent India at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, with a few of them considered major medal prospects. For the records, they have returned with at least one medal in each of the last three editions of the mega event. Can they maintain the streak?
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newswrestling4 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Indian core wrestlers to undergo month-long European exposure tour

The WFI (World Wrestling Federation) has organised a month-long training camp for the Tokyo-bound wrestlers in Warsaw, Poland, starting from the upcoming week. Eight grapplers, including four men and four women from India have qualified for the 2021 Olympics, which begins on July 23.
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newswrestling5 months ago

2021 Asian Wrestling Championships | Ravi Dahiya, Vinesh Phogat claim top honours as India return with 14 medals

Ravi Kumar Dahiya along with four women claimed Gold medals each in their respective events as India ended the ongoing Asian Wrestling Championship, in Almaty, with 14 in their tally. Deepak Punia, who was also aiming for a top-finish, lost to Iran’s Hassan Yazdani in the Gold medal match.
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newswrestling5 months ago

Indian wrestlers to travel along personal coaches in build-up to 2021 Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo-bound Indian wrestlers will have their personal foreign coaches by their side in the build-up to the Olympics, as they prepare for the upcoming 2021 Asian Wrestling Championships that begins on Tuesday. However, Sonam Malik will skip the event owing to a knee injury she suffered recently.
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newswrestling5 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Anshu Malik, Sonam Malik book Tokyo berths

Wrestlers Anshu Malik and Sonam Malik secured quotas for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in their respective categories by claiming Silver medals at the Asian Olympic Qualifiers, in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Meanwhile, Sandeep Singh Mann, Satyawart Kadian, and Sumit Malik missed out on a Tokyo-berth.
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newswrestling6 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Five wrestlers make the cut for Asian Olympic Qualifiers

Five Indian women wrestlers have qualified for the Asian Olympic qualifiers in Almaty, Kazakhstan during the selection trials staged at the SAI training centre, in Lucknow. 2016 Rio Olympics Bronze medallist Sakshi Malik was eliminated in the 62 kg category by current national champion Sonam Malik.
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newswrestling2 years ago

India to field strong wrestling squad at U-23 World Championships

India is set to field a strong squad of freestyle wrestlers as they begin their campaign at the Under-23 World Championships in Budapest on Monday. Former junior Asian champion Sharvan Tomar in the 65 kg category, while Pinki, Nisha Dahiya, Naina Kanwal, and Reshma Mane will lead the women’s events.
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newswrestling2 years 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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newswrestling2 years ago

Wrestling Federation of India announces 30-member squad for U-23 World Championships

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has announced a 30-member Indian squad for the Under 23 World Championships 2019 in Budapest, Hungary from October 28 to November 3. India managed to win only one medal at the last U-23 World Championships held in Bucharest, Romania in 2018.
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