WFI turns down Sushil Kumar’s request to postpone Olympics qualification trials

Shared News| January 2, 2020 5:04:47 pm Sushil Kumar won a bronze at the 2008 Olympics and a silver at the 2012 Olympics. (File Photo/AFP) The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) will go ahead with the trials in the men’s freestyle 74kg category despite a postponement request from injured Sushil Kumar. Sushil, who has been […]

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Deepak Punia’s rise the highlight of 2019; Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat rock steady

Deepak Punia after winning the gold medal in Junior World Wrestling Championships. (Source: File Photo) Shared News| December 27, 2019 3:08:30 pm The established names lived up to expectations for most part but what stood out for Indian wrestling in 2019 was the rise and rise of Deepak Punia amid a steady decline in the […]

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Haryana: Medal winners suffer prize money cut for podium finish at both CWG, Asian Games

Athletes like world number one wrestler and Asian Games champion Bajrang Punia and Asian Games champion Vinesh Phogat, apart from other medallists in both the events have got reduced prize money. Shared News| Published: June 26, 2019 8:32:07 am Wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat (left) are among those who have got reduced prize money. […]

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Pro Wrestling League wrap: Usual contenders stand out among Indians

In a significantly watered-down Pro Wrestling League (PWL) competition this season, Indian wrestlers, for a change, weren’t getting outclassed left, right and centre. Shared News: Updated: February 1, 2019 10:01:42 am Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat were the best among Indians in the PWL. For the flag-waving hardcore fans of the Pro Wrestling League, this […]

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Asian Games 2018: Vinesh Phogat’s tale of revenge and redemption

Written by Mihir Vasavda | Updated: August 21, 2018 11:33:04 am Vinesh Phogat won India’s first-ever Asian Games gold in women’s wrestling. Deploying her weaker left leg to launch attacks, Vinesh’s radical ploy caught her opponent Yuki Irie of Japan completely off-guard in the 50kg final. It’s perhaps the most dramatic sporting sequence ever played […]

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