newswrestling14 days ago

Rahul Aware misses Asian Games trial to protest against WFI

Wrestler Rahul Aware, who won the gold medal in 57 kg category at CWG Gold Coast, missed the Asian Games trials as a sign of protest against Wrestling Federation of India's decision for not giving him an exception. The event was held in Sonepat, Haryana on Saturday with winners getting direct entry.
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newswrestling21 days ago

Bronze and silver won't suffice, I need an Olympic gold, says Sushil Kumar

Sushil Kumar, who has one bronze and one silver Olympic medal to his name, is aiming for gold at the Tokyo Olympics. India’s most successful Olympian was forced to give the Rio Olympics a miss after the WFI picked Narsingh Yadav for the 74 kg category despite Sushil Kumar's plea to participate.
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newswrestling2 months ago

CWG 2018 | Sushil Kumar smashes Johannes Botha in a flash to win third Wrestling Gold medal

Indian Wrestler Sushil Kumar defeated South African Johannes Botha in the final bout of the  Men's Freestyle 74 kg category to add to India’s impressive medal tally at the 2018 CWG. Previously, Kumar defeated Jevon Balfour, Mohammad Butt, Connor Evans to ultimately beat Botha in the final match.
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newswrestling3 months ago

CWG 2018: Indian wrestler Sushil kumar’s name not included in the 74 kg entry list

Wrestler Sushil Kumar’s name has not been included in the final entry list for the sport of wrestling in the Men’s freestyle 74 kg category on the Gold Coast CWG official website (www.gc2018.com). WFI and IOA authorities are working with Contingent staff members in Gold Coast to sort things out.
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newswrestling3 months ago

Indian wrestlers denied training opportunity in Australia by WFI

Indian wrestlers have been denied a chance by the WFI to fly to Australia for acclimatization and training purposes stating that training in India would serve the same purpose. With athletes from other disciplines going to Gold Coast two weeks early, the wrestlers are infuriated by the decision.
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newswrestling4 months ago

India can better Canada’s medal tally in wrestling at CWG: Sushil Kumar

Sushil Kumar is confident that Indian wrestlers can overhaul Canada’s medal tally in the upcoming Commonwealth Games. He is not just focused on winning the gold medal, but also wants to help other CWG-bound wrestlers. He also gave a clear picture of his future and dismissed all the retirement talk.
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newswrestling4 months ago

Sushil Kumar rubbishes claims of his retirement post Commonwealth Games

While a lot of people have predicted Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar’s impending retirement after the Commonwealth Games, the wrestler has categorically denied the same. The 34-year-old added that he would be happy to pay for his own training and would not require any stipend from the authorities.
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newswrestling4 months ago

Sushil Kumar pulls out from Asian Championships

Two-time Olympic medalist wrestler Sushil Kumar has reportedly taken his name out from the Indian squad for the 2018 Asian Wrestling Championships. Sushil has cited a knee injury for his decision in a letter to the Wrestling Federation of India and wants to focus on the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
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newswrestling4 months ago

Praveen Rana replaces injured Sushil Kumar at Asian Championships

Praveen Rana will replace double Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar at the upcoming Asian Championships in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, as the latter faces time on the sidelines due to a knee injury. Rana will participate in the Asian Championships which begins on February 27 and ends on March 4.
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newswrestling5 months ago

WFI might impose ban on Sushil Kumar post qualifiers incident

President of the WFI, Brij Bhushan Singh, declared that a decision on the matter between Sushil Kumar and Praveen Rana will be taken after the end of the PWL. The ugly incident in question occurred after selection trials for the Commonwealth games which Kumar might not be a part of if banned.
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