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.
SportsCafe Desk
newswrestling10 months ago

Aamir Khan's Dangal slammed by Geeta Phogat's former coach

Dangal-the latest biopic which is based on the life of wrestler Geeta Phogat, has angered her former coach PR Sondhi for potraying him as the villian in the movie. Meanwhile, the director of the film Nitesh Tiwari has defended the scene saying that the real event was modified to induce more drama.
SportsCafe Desk
newswrestlinga year ago

Sushil Kumar recommended for Padma Bhushan

Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, on Tuesday, has been recommended for India's third-highest civilian honour, Padma Bhushan by the WFI. In the light of the wrestler's recent feud with the wrestling body regarding the Olympic berth, this news has come as a surprise.
SportsCafe Desk
newswrestlinga year ago

Praveen Rana, not Sushil to replace tainted Narsingh at Rio, say reports

The Wrestling Federation of India is learnt to have announced the name of Praveen Rana as the replacement for Narsingh Yadav in the 74kg freestyle category at the Rio Games. Rana has pipped Sushil Kumar, who had fought a lengthy battle for the spot before Narsingh was caught in the doping scandal.
Prabu Thiruppathy
newswrestlinga year ago

No chance for Sushil Kumar; India’s quota will go empty if Narsingh fails to go to Rio

There have been suggestions that double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar will get a chance to represent India at Rio after Narsingh Yadav reportedly failed a dope test. But IOA President N Ramachandran shot down the speculation and said that the quota will go empty, if Narsingh fails to make it.
Arun S Kaimal
newswrestlinga year ago

Yogeshwar talks about rift between him and Sushil

Honor is not a mere word among India's wrestling community, and Yogeshwar Dutt believes that Sushil has somehow lessened his when he went to court for the Olympic quota. The Olympic medalist talked about how he has fallen out with Sushil Kumar and how the incident has affected Indian wrestling.
SportsCafe Desk
newswrestlinga year ago

Sushil reveals how he was advised to retire but stayed on for silver medal at London

In a book titled My Olympic Journey , Sushil Kumar has revealed how he was advised to retire after the Beijing games, but persevered to win silver at the London Olympics. The double-Olympic medalist also talked about how London Olympics was a watershed moment in the attitude of Indian athletes.
Prabu Thiruppathy
newswrestlinga year ago

Sushil Kumar: Narsingh is not from Pakistan. Why wouldn't I support him?

With his hopes of participating in a fourth Olympics all but over, Sushil Kumar has said that training, his sole focus, is keeping him busy. An unpleasant legal battle notwithstanding, the two-time Olympic medalist said there was no reason for him not to support Narsingh Yadav in the 2016 Games.
Saketh RVK
newswrestlinga year ago

Sushil Kumar's Olympic dreams over; HC dismisses plea

The Delhi High Court has rejected wrestler Sushil Kumar’s plea for a selection trial for the Rio Olympic Games. The court has said that though the trail makes for an interesting sound byte, it is not legally tenable. This is virtually a green signal for Narsingh Yadav to board the flight to Rio.
Saketh RVK
newswrestlinga year ago

Delhi High Court asks WFI to hear Sushil’s plea

Sushil Kumar’s plea to the Delhi High Court yesterday has been rebuffed, with the Court saying that they'll only intervene in the matter as a last resort. Sushil Kumar and Narsingh Yadav have been at loggerheads over who should represent India at the Rio Olympics in the 74-kg category of wrestling.
Amlan Majumdar