newswrestling2 months ago

World Wrestling Championship | India's disappointing run continues as Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat bow out

India's lackluster performance at the World Wrestling Championship has continued for yet another day as the Indian women returned from the mat empty handed on day 3. Rio Olympics bronze medalist Sakshi Malik along with Vinesh Phogat, Navjot Kaur, and Sheetal Tomar bowed out of the tournament today.
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newswrestling2 months ago

World Wrestling Championship round up | India starts on the wrong foot as four Greco-Roman grapplers crash out in the round of 32

Yogesh, Gurpreet Singh, Ravindar Khatri and Hardeep Singh, were all eliminated in the first round of the Greco-Roman category on Day one in Paris. Things got worse for the Indian wrestlers as none of them got a repechage because all their opponents failed to progress in the subsequent rounds.
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newswrestling5 months ago

Sakshi Malik books final berth at Asian Wrestling Championship

Sakshi Malik along with Vinesh Phogat and Divya Kakran, today, entered the finals of their respective weight categories at the ongoing Asian Wrestling Championship in Delhi. All the three grapplers won their respective matches convincingly and assured India a return of at least 3 silver medals.
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newswrestling5 months ago

Sakshi Malik sets her eyes on Asian Championship gold medal

Sakshi Malik created history by becoming the first Indian woman to win an Olympic bronze medal in Rio last year. And now, as she steps onto the mat for her first tournament since then, not only is she confident of a good showing at the Asian Championships, but also has her eyes set on a gold medal.
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newswrestling7 months ago

Haryana sports minister dismisses Sakshi Malik’s claim of not fulfilling cash reward promise

Haryana sports minister Anil Vij has dismissed Sakshi Malik’s claim that the Haryana government is yet to fulfill their promise of paying her cash rewards and incentives amounting to Rs 3.5 crore after the Rio Olympics. Vij felt that some people might have “prevailed upon” her to tweet that.
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newswrestling7 months ago

Yet to receive cash award from Haryana government, claims Sakshi Malik

Olympic bronze medallist grappler Sakshi Malik has revealed that she is yet to receive the cash award promised to her by the Haryana government after her podium finish at the Rio Games. Cash rewards and incentives amounting to Rs 3.5 crore were announced by her state government.
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newswrestling9 months ago

Sakshi Malik : I want to become a double Olympic medallist like Sushil Kumar

Sakshi Malik is not resting easy after becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to win a medal at the Rio Olympics and is now looking to equal Sushil Kumar’s feat by winning another medal at Tokyo in 2020. The 24-year-old’s immediate target, though, is to do well at the World Championships.
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newswrestling10 months ago

Sakshi Malik: I would definitely like a biopic on my life

Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik has admitted that she would definitely want someone to make a biopic on her life following the release of movie 'Dangal' based on the life of Geeta Phogat and her sisters. Sakshi also said that the Olympics win has increased her knowledge about wrestling.
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newswrestling10 months ago

PWL auction | Yogeshwar Dutt opts out, Ritu Phogat goes for more than Sakshi Malik

Yogeshwar Dutt will not figure in the second edition of the Pro Wrestling League after the 2012 London Olympics medallist opted out of the auction owing to personal reasons. Bajrang Punia turned out the most expensive Indian buy at Rs 38 lakh by the Delhi franchise on Friday (Dec 16).
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newswrestlinga year ago

'I am yet to get a penny,' laments Sakshi’s coach Kuldeep Malik

Kuldeep Malik, who coached Sakshi Malik to glory at the Rio Olympics, has expressed his disappointment of not getting any awards or recognitions. He also said that he is yet to get the amount from the Haryana government, and the promotion from the Railway Ministry that was promised to him earlier.
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