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Sonam Malik chases fitness, Vinesh Phogat fresh momentum

Young Malik and the seasoned Phogat are among 48 wrestlers who will attend the women’s national camp ahead of a 2022 season that has the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games

File image of Vinesh Phogat(Getty Images)
Published on Feb 05, 2022 09:45 PM IST

WFI suspends Vinesh for indiscipline, notice issued to Sonam for misconduct

It has been learnt that Vinesh, who crashed out of the Tokyo Games in the quarterfinals after a crushing defeat by 'fall', has been given time till August 16 to reply to the notice that mentioned indiscipline on three counts.

Vinesh Phogat: File photo(Wrestling TV)
Published on Aug 10, 2021 06:19 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

The tale of Anshu and Sonam Malik, young members of India's wrestling squad

Growing up together as wrestlers, they were fierce rivals. Now, Anshu Malik and Sonam Malik are best friends, thanks to a timely truce called by their parents and coaches.

Tokyo Olympics: The tale of Anshu (LEFT) and Sonam Malik, young members of India's wrestling squad.(HT COLLAGE)
Updated on Jul 17, 2021 07:46 PM IST

Wrestlers allowed personal coaches, sparring partners for Europe trip

The wrestlers had “refused” to undergo a 14-day quarantine as per the Sports Authority of India's SOP for the national camp in Sonepat which was due to begin last Tuesday. The WFI subsequently cancelled the camp.

India's Tokyo-bound wrestler Bajrang Punia(AP)
Published on May 20, 2021 09:37 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Indian wrestlers to have personal coaches too in Tokyo Olympic build-up

TOPS clear Kamal Malikov for Ravi Dahiya and 2008 Beijing Olympics silver medallist Murad Gaidarov as Deepak Punia's coach

File image of Deepak Punia.(File)
Published on Apr 12, 2021 10:59 AM IST
ByAvishek Roy,

Sonam Malik’s father, coach Ajmer delighted with Tokyo Olympics qualification

Father Rajinder and coach Ajmer see the teenager achieving their own unfulfilled Olympic wrestling dreams

Sonam Malik(Twitter)
Published on Apr 11, 2021 10:43 AM IST

Sonam, Anshu seal Tokyo Olympics wrestling berths

Teenage wrestling sensations Anshu Malik and Sonam Malik booked Tokyo Olympics berths as they stormed into the final of Asian Olympic qualifiers in Almaty, Kazakhstan on Saturday.

Wrestler Sonam Malik. (United World Wrestling)
Updated on Apr 10, 2021 05:40 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

Rookie Sonam ends Olympic medallist Sakshi's Tokyo dreams

Sonam took down Sakshi in a fiercely contested 62kg bout to win 8-7 and book her place in the team for the Asian Olympic qualifiers in April.

Sonam Malik (in red) during a bout(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 22, 2021 08:03 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Freak injury forces Sonam to pull out of Rome event

Sonam, who had booked her seat in the Indian team in the 62kg after defeating Sakshi in the trials, got injured while training with the 2016 Olympic bronze medallist at the national camp in Lucknow, last week.

Sonam Malik(Twitter)
Published on Mar 03, 2021 01:43 PM IST

Indian wrestlers face fresh trials, tougher field in Tokyo Olympics build-up

Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik and 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games silver medallist Pooja Dhanda were knocked out by juniors in the trials. They are likely to be tested even more in next year’s trials as WFI is “keen on hosting the national championships in the next 2-3 months, situation permitting,” and field some of the juniors (under-20) in the trials next year.

Sakshi MALIK
Updated on Jul 07, 2020 09:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySharad Deep & Ajai Masand

Sakshi’s Olympic hopes nearly over after defeat

Sakshi’s one last hope of making it to Tokyo will depend on Sonam failing at Asian qualifying event, scheduled in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from March 27 to 29.

Sonam pins down Rio bronze medallist Sakshi during national trials for Asian Qualifiers.(Deepak Gupta/HT)
Updated on Feb 26, 2020 11:37 PM IST
Lucknow | By

In Sonepat, women wrestlers breaking barriers on the mat

OPENING UP Sonepat’s men-only wrestling tradition is now a thing of the past. The Haryana district, famous for producing international wrestlers, is seeing more and more girls hit the akhada.

Sonam Malik.(UWW/Twitter)
Updated on Feb 17, 2020 08:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Kharkhoda (Sonepat) | ByNavneet Singh and Avishek Roy

Sakshi Malik hopeful of Tokyo 2020 berth ahead of Asian C’ships

Sakshi was defeated by two-time world cadet champion Sonam Malik in the 62-kg weight category in the trials for the Asian World Olympics qualifiers.

Sakshi Malik in action.(File Photo)
Updated on Feb 11, 2020 05:09 PM IST
New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Teenage wrestler Anshu Malik settles for silver in Rome

Malik had fought fearlessly in the earlier rounds but couldn’t replicate the form against Adekuoroye and settled for silver on her international debut in the senior category.

Malik loses to Adekuoroye.(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 17, 2020 12:04 AM IST
New Delhi | By

Sonam Malik rises on dad’s pep talk, fighting spirit

The teenager went neck-and-neck with Sakshi and kept attacking despite trailing in the first period of the 62kg semi-final bout. In the second period, Sonam produced a sensational four-point throw with three seconds left on the clock.

File photo of Sonam Malik.(UWI/Twitter)
Updated on Jan 06, 2020 09:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By

Sonam Malik shocks Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik in trials

Sonam was trailing 4-6 in the second period but produced a sensational four-point throw with just three seconds left in the bout to make it 10-10 and win on criteria of scoring the last point. She then defeated Radhika 4-1 in the final to seal her spot in the Indian team in the 62kg category.

India wrestler Sakshi Malik(PTI)
Updated on Jan 04, 2020 03:05 PM IST
Lucknow | ByPress Trust of India
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