New Delhi | By Abhishek Paul
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 08:22 AM IST
That challenge didn’t matter to the youngest daughter of the Phogat household, famous for giving India top wrestlers including Gita, Babita and Vinesh. The contest had to be stopped by the referee three minutes, 55 seconds into the first round.
MMA giants ONE Championship to tie up with local promotions and create tournaments in India | EXCLUSIVE
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 11:49 PM IST
After becoming an established player in East Asia, One Championship shifted its focus towards India. It landed a deal with broadcasters Star for its events and looks further get a foothold in a country of 1.3 billion people.
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 06:51 PM IST
Phogat controlled each of the three rounds by using her power and strength to force early takedowns of her opponent and kept her pinned to the ground.
Hindustan Times | By Veenu Singh
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 11:34 PM IST
The wrestler and mixed martial art fighter and third in line of the famed Phogat Sisters, talks about sibling dynamics and Tiger Shroff
New Delhi | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 09:25 AM IST
Ritu Phogat, who initially followed her father and two elder sisters into wrestling, is now charting a new path after making an explosive MMA debut in November.
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 11:14 PM IST
Ritu is now based in Singapore and won her maiden MMA bout at the One Championship via technical knockout over South Korean Nam Hee Kim in under three minutes in November, 2019.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karan Prashant Saxena
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 06:03 PM IST
Joining Asia’s best MMA academy Evolve, and then signing with Asia’s biggest MMA production, One Championship, Ritu chose a career much different from her sisters Babita, Geeta and Vinesh.
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 06:52 PM IST
The 25-year-old will need to be at the top of her game against Wu, who is looking to make an impact in her debut.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 08:43 PM IST
Ritu Phogat registered her first win in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) after beating Nam Hee Kim at ONE Championship: Age Of Dragons in November 2019.
Beijing | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 07:29 PM IST
Ritu Phogat immediately scored on a takedown in the opening seconds of the bout. She executed another successful takedown moments later, this time keeping Kim on the mat.
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UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 08:44 AM IST
Ritu Phogat’s preparation will be put to test at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing on Saturday, where she will take on South Korea’s Nam Hee Kim in an atomweight (52kg) clash in the ONE Championship.
Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 06:16 PM IST
Phogat, who will make her MMA debut against South Korea’s Kim Nam-hee at One Championship’s Age of Dragons event in Beijing on Saturday, says she never gave much thought to qualifying for the Olympics.
Hindustsan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 08:43 AM IST
Despite the loss, it was a creditable performance from Ravinder, who had won gold at the South Asian Games in 2016 and also a bronze at the Cadet Asian Championships in 2014.
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 06:47 PM IST
Ritu Phogat’s move from wrestling to MMA was not a surprise for her family, but for the larger wrestling fraternity it was unexpected.
New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 11:47 PM IST
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) decided to axe Ritu Phogat from the TOPS programme after the young wrestler made herself unavailable for 2020 Tokyo Olympics and decided to try her luck in MMA in Singapore.
Panchkula | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 10:56 PM IST
Maharathi’s Vinesh Phogat gave Ritu Phogat a lesson in wrestling, showing no mercy as she trounced her cousin sister 15-0 in the 53kg category.
Budapest | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 11:51 PM IST
Pooja Dhanda became only the fourth Indian woman grappler to win a medal at the World Championship as she claimed bronze on Thursday.
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 11:26 PM IST
Although Ritu Malik lost, she did herself proud by beating Sofiya Hristova Georgieva 9-8 in the repechage round and enter the bronze playoff.
Budapest | By PTI
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 08:50 AM IST
If Ritu has to emulate her elders sisters — Geeta and Babita — in wining a bronze at the World Championship, she needs to beat, first, Bulgaria’s Sofiya Hristova Georgieva and then Japan’s Ayana Gempei.
Budapest | By PTI
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2018 07:10 PM IST
Already a bronze winner at the 2013 World Championship, Bajrang Punia has come a long way in last the five years, establishing himself as a force to reckon with in the 65kg category.
New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 10:12 PM IST
Vinesh Phogat, who was a medal favourite, suffered an elbow injury on Friday during practice and was ruled out. The WFI had entered Ritu Phogat’s name in the 53kg after original choice Pinki refused to appear in a re-trial.
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 11:56 PM IST
Gold medallist in the last year’s Commonwealth Championship, Ritu Malik overpowered Navjot Kaur, a Glasgow Commonwealth Games’ bronze medallist.