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newswrestlinga month ago

Vinesh Phogat's temporary ban lifted by WFI, set to participate in the World Championships

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat has been let off with a warning by the Wrestling Federation of India, after the apex body had previously suspended her for alleged indiscipline at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The decision comes as a sigh of relief, with Vinesh now eligible for the World Championships.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Vinesh Phogat's physio was not included in Tokyo contingent in spite of her requests

The Wrestling Federation of India had apparently sent more than the permitted number of support staff for the Tokyo Games, even though Vinesh Phogat’s personal physio was not included in spite of her requests. The seven-member wrestling squad fetched two medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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featurewrestling3 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Meet your Olympians - Indian Women's Wrestling Team

At the 2016 Rio Olympis, Sakshi Malik created history by becoming the first female wrestler from India to win a medal at the Olympics, when she claimed the bronze in the women's 58kg category. Four years down the line, four women's wrestlers are gearing up to re-create a similar scene in Tokyo.
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newswrestling3 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Bajrang Punia arrives in Russia to ramp-up preparations ahead of Games

Tokyo-bound wrestler Bajrang Punia has reached Russia for his final lap of preparations ahead of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The three-time world champion and one of India’s biggest medal prospects in the upcoming event will skip the upcoming world ranking series in Warsaw that begins on June 8.
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newswrestling4 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Indian core wrestlers to undergo month-long European exposure tour

The WFI (World Wrestling Federation) has organised a month-long training camp for the Tokyo-bound wrestlers in Warsaw, Poland, starting from the upcoming week. Eight grapplers, including four men and four women from India have qualified for the 2021 Olympics, which begins on July 23.
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newswrestling5 months ago

2021 Asian Wrestling Championships | Ravi Dahiya, Vinesh Phogat claim top honours as India return with 14 medals

Ravi Kumar Dahiya along with four women claimed Gold medals each in their respective events as India ended the ongoing Asian Wrestling Championship, in Almaty, with 14 in their tally. Deepak Punia, who was also aiming for a top-finish, lost to Iran’s Hassan Yazdani in the Gold medal match.
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newswrestling5 months ago

Indian wrestlers to travel along personal coaches in build-up to 2021 Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo-bound Indian wrestlers will have their personal foreign coaches by their side in the build-up to the Olympics, as they prepare for the upcoming 2021 Asian Wrestling Championships that begins on Tuesday. However, Sonam Malik will skip the event owing to a knee injury she suffered recently.
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newswrestling5 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Anshu Malik, Sonam Malik book Tokyo berths

Wrestlers Anshu Malik and Sonam Malik secured quotas for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in their respective categories by claiming Silver medals at the Asian Olympic Qualifiers, in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Meanwhile, Sandeep Singh Mann, Satyawart Kadian, and Sumit Malik missed out on a Tokyo-berth.
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newswrestling6 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Five wrestlers make the cut for Asian Olympic Qualifiers

Five Indian women wrestlers have qualified for the Asian Olympic qualifiers in Almaty, Kazakhstan during the selection trials staged at the SAI training centre, in Lucknow. 2016 Rio Olympics Bronze medallist Sakshi Malik was eliminated in the 62 kg category by current national champion Sonam Malik.
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newswrestlinga year ago

Vinesh Phogat tests negative twice for Covid-19 after infected by the virus last week

India's top wrestler, Vinesh Phogat, who had earlier detected positive for Covid-19, has been tested negative twice as per the recent reports. Phogat, a former Asian Games medallist in the 2018 Jakarta edition, is the only Indian woman to have qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics so far.
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