newswrestling2 months 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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newswrestling2 months 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 months 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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newswrestling4 months 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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newswrestling4 months 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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newswrestling4 months ago

World Wrestling Championships | Sarita Mor ousts Pooja Dhanda to book place in final

World Championships bronze medallist Pooja Dhanda was stunned at the national selections on Sunday as she was beaten by Sarita Mor in the 57kg category, who booked a place in the World Wrestling Championships Final. Asian bronze-medallist Divya Kakran, however, made the cut by beating Navjot Kaur.
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newswrestling4 months ago

Younger girls have trained well, not going to be easy for big names, says Kuldeep Malik

India wrestling coach Kuldeep Malik insisted that it is not going to be a cakewalk for the big guns in the women’s team when they compete in the trials for the upcoming World Championships. The younger crop of wrestlers will go up against the likes of Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat.
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newswrestling5 months ago

Yasar Dogu 2019 | Vinesh Phogat wins gold; Sakshi Malik, Pooja Dhanda crash out

Vinesh Phogat continued her gold medal winning streak into the Yasar Dogu 2019 Ranking Series tournament in Istanbul as he topped the 53kg category event. However, while the likes of Seema and Manju Kumari also clinched the yellow metal, the likes of Sakshi Malik and Pooja Dhanda were ousted.
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newswrestling5 months ago

Wrestling Grand Prix | Vinesh Phogat, Divya Kakran win gold as India finish second

Star Indian women wrestler Vinesh Phogat garnered her first gold in the in the 53kg category in Wrestling Grand Prix, with Divya Kakran doing the same in 63kg category. India finished second with 130 points after Russia as Sakshi Malik withdrew from tournament owing to injury.
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newswrestling7 months ago

Today’s wrestling is about grabbing chance on the ground, says Pooja Dhanda

India’s ace woman wrestler Pooja Dhanda has been of the opinion that wrestling today has changed much with most of the focus given to the groundwork. The wrestler also revealed the strategy that she and Sakshi Malik have learned after starting to spend time with French coach Fanel Carp on IIS.
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