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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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newswrestlinga month 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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newswrestlinga month 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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newswrestling2 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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newswrestling2 years 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 years 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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newswrestling2 years 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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