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newswrestling2 months ago

Indian wrestlers skip Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series to complete visa formalities for CWG 2022

In a surprise move, the Indian wrestlers have decided not to travel to Rome for the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series 2022, which starts on Wednesday. The decision comes after the wrestlers had to complete their visa formalities for the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, instead.
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newswrestling3 months ago

Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat make it to Commonwealh Games squad

Veteran wrestler Sakshi Malik, a bronze medalist from Rio 2016, and Vinesh Phogat, a Tokyo Olympian, have been named in the Indian women's squad for the Commonwealth Games 2022 after dominating their weight divisions in the national selection trials that happened in Lucknow on Monday.
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newswrestlinga year 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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featurewrestling2 years ago

Wrestling with dummies is only 25% effective, claims Kuldeep Malik

With the lockdown restrictions slowly getting lifted, sports facilities have started unlocking its doors for athletes, especially with the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for next year. The Indian Government has suggested wrestlers to practice with dummies instead, but how effective will that actually be?
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featurewrestling2 years ago

Why we could miss out on a generation of wrestlers post COVID-19 crisis

Wrestling is one of India's core strengths in the Olympics, with India winning at least one medal in each of the last three editions. With the abrupt halt to sporting activities owing to the pandemic, we might see a lot of after-effects, especially for combat sports like wrestling.
sounak mullick
newswrestling3 years 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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newswrestling3 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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newswrestling3 years ago

World Wrestling Championships | Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar lose in semis, Sakshi Malik ousted in first round

Bajrang Punia (65kg) and Ravi Kumar (57kg) have lost their respective semi-final of the World Wrestling Championship but book their 2020 Tokyo Olympic spots. Sakshi Malik (62kg) lost in a closely contested opening round of her campaign against Nigerian Aminat Oluwafunmilayo Adeniyi.
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newswrestling3 years ago

Sakshi Malik accepted back in national camp after suspension

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has informed that the three wrestlers leaving the camp, which also had Sakshi Malik, unceremoniously had gone home for Rakshabandhan and were reinstated after they explained their sudden leave. Apart from Malik, Seema Bisla and Kiran were the other two.
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newswrestling3 years ago

2016 was my first but now I know the stakes, says Sakshi Malik

India’s Rio Olympics star Sakshi Malik has revealed that last time, she was new but this time, she has full realization of what is at stake and would give her best to earn back to back Olympic medals. Malik has been selected for the World Championships offering quota for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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