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newswrestlinga year 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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newswrestlinga year 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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newswrestlinga year 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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newswrestlinga year 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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newswrestlinga year 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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newswrestlinga year 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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reportwrestlinga year 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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newswrestlinga year 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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