newswrestling11 days ago

Wrestlers' letter to IOA president reveals Vinesh was mentally tortured, contemplated suicide

It was day three of the wrestlers' protest at Jantar Mantar and no step has been taken so far to resolve the issue. In a letter drafted by top Indian wrestlers, addressed to IOA president PT Usha, the former has demanded, a strict action be taken against WFI president Brij Bhushan Singh.
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newswrestling12 days ago

Geeta and Babita Phogat extend support to protesting wrestlers at Jantar Mantar

Support for the wrestlers protesting at Jantar Mantar has come in from all corners. Babita and Geeta Phogat, sisters of Vinesh, have backed the latter completely, demanding the sacking of WFI president Brij Bhushan Singh, after he was allegedly accused of sexual assault on women wrestlers.
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newswrestling12 days ago

WATCH | Divya Kakran questions wrestlers accusing WFI president

While the attack on the WFI president over alleged sexual harassment, by the women wrestlers is only intensifying, youngster Divya Kakran has come out in support of Brij Bhushan Singh. As per the CWG bronze medalist, the charges levelled against Singh are all false and baseless too.
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newswrestling12 days ago

'WFI president would leave his door open, every girl was made uncomfortable', says wrestler Anshu Malik

The mess between WFI and the wrestlers seems to be getting dirtier by the day, as now young pugilist Anshu Malik has come out in the open and put fresh allegations against Brij Bhushan Singh. This all, after a group of wrestlers including Sakshi Malik and Bajrang, decided to protest in New Delhi.
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newswrestling13 days ago

Vinesh Phogat alleges sexual harassment by WFI president Brij Bhushan Singh

Star India wrestler Vinesh Phogat has created a stir with allegations of sexual harassment of the country's women wrestlers by the WFI president and the coaches. Apart from that, a host of top wrestlers, including the likes of Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik are protesting at the Jantar Mantar.
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newswrestling5 months ago

World Wrestling Championships | Vinesh Phogat and Sonam Malik to lead nine-member Indian contingent

The nine-member Indian women's squad will represent the country at World Wrestling Championships 2022, which will take place in Belgrade, Serbia, next month. Tokyo Olympians Vinesh Phogat and Sonam Malik topped their trials on Monday in Lucknow, which ensured they booked a berth for the event.
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newswrestling1 year 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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newswrestling1 year 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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featurewrestling2 years 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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newswrestling2 years 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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