newswrestling2 months ago

WFI nominates Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat for Khel Ratna

Wrestling Federation of India nominated several Indian wrestlers, who bagged medals in various events, for India’s most honorary awards. While Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat nominated for Khel Ratna award, other wrestlers have been nominated for the Arjuna and Dronacharya award.
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reportwrestling2 months ago

Asian Wrestling Championships | Indian women finish with four medals in freestyle category

Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik won bronze medals in women’s freestyle category on Friday at the ongoing Asian Wrestling Championships in Xi’an China. With these two medals on the final day of freestyle, India ended with a total of four medals in the women’s freestyle events in Xi’an.
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newswrestling4 months ago

Gold at Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament holds a lot of value for me, says Bajrang Punia

After winning a gold medal in the 65 kg freestyle at Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament in Bulgaria, Bajrang Punia has stated that the medal is a valuable one for him as the level of competition was very high. Punia defeated USA's Jordan Olivier in the summit clash of the tournament. 
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newswrestling4 months ago

Bajrang Punia clinches gold at UWW ranking series in Bulgaria

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has won a gold medal in the 65 kg freestyle category at the Dan Kolov-Nikol Petrov tournament in Ruse, Bulgaria. On the other hand, Vinesh Phogat won three bouts and entered the final of the 53 kg category in the tournament which is a part of UWW ranking series.
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newswrestling5 months ago

Wrestling | I believe India can win two or three Olympic medals, says Vinesh Phogat

Vinesh Phogat has stated that the Indian wrestling team has four to five strong contenders who can at least win two to three medals for the country at the Olympic Games. Phogat has been recently nominated for the Laureus World Sports Awards for making a strong comeback to wrestling after injury.
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newswrestling9 months ago

Elbow injury rules out Vinesh Phogat from Wrestling World Championships

Vinesh Phogat has been ruled out of the upcoming World Wrestling Championships as she suffered an elbow injury while training at the Lucknow SAI Centre on Friday. This would come as a huge setback after her previous gold medal triumphs at the 2018 Gold Coast CWG and Asian Games in Jakarta.
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newswrestling10 months ago

Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat in contention for Khel Ratna Award

Having claimed gold medals at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 and the current Asian Games being held in Jakarta and Palembang, wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat are now in the race for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. The award is considered the highest sports honour in India.
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newswrestling10 months ago

Asian Games | Lost my focus due to injury and movie, says Geeta Phogat

Geeta Phogat has claimed that her injury, which forced her to stay away from the mat for two years, and the movie ‘Dangal’ made her lose focus for a while. However, Phogat said that she is eager to come back fighting and backed Sushil Kumar and Bajrang Punia to win medals in Jakarta.
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newswrestling10 months ago

I have a lot of experience now, Vinesh Phogat hopeful of her maiden gold at Asian Games

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat believes that, currently, she has the experience required to claim her first gold at the Asian Games in Jakarta/Palembang, starting August 18. In the 2014 edition of Asian Games held at Incheon, Vinesh had finished with a bronze medal losing to Japan's Eri Tosaka.
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newswrestlinga year ago

Vinesh Phogat dominates 50 kg women’s freestyle to win Gold at Spanish Grand Prix

23-year-old Vinesh Phogat has recently won a gold medal in the 50 kg women’s freestyle category at the Spanish Grand Prix in Madrid on Sunday (July 15). Phogat faced Canada’s Natasha Fox in the finals where she gave up only one point during her five bouts and won the game comfortably.
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