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newswrestling15 days 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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newswrestling22 days 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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newswrestling2 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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newswrestling2 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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newswrestling2 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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newswrestling3 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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newswrestling10 months 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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newswrestling2 years ago

I will win MMA World Championship belt for India in two years, hopes Ritu Phogat

Ritu Phogat, now a full-time Mixed Martial Artist, is all set to make her MMA debut next month and has given herself two years' time to try and become India's first world champion in the discipline. Ritu has signed for Singapore-based MMA organisation which has the highest number of world champions.
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newswrestling2 years ago

Want to complete six minutes in Tokyo, says Vinesh Phogat

India’s biggest hope from women’s wresting at Tokyo Olympics, Vinesh Phogat has admitted that finishing six minutes on the mat would be her biggest priority over everything in Tokyo. The wrestler also stated that changing her weight category to a level higher has actually been advantageous for her.
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newswrestling2 years ago

World Wrestling Championships | Vinesh Phogat, Seema enter repechage

After an early temporary exit from the World Wrestling Championships after losing to defending champion Mayu Mukaida, Vinesh Phogat entered the repechage round after the Japanese advanced to the final. Seema also took a similar route after Azerbaijan’s Mariya Stanik reached the final.
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