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Coronavirus sees indefinite postponement of Asian Olympic Wrestling qualifier

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 05:11 PM IST
The qualifiers had originally been intended to be held in X’ian, China on the same dates before being shifted to Bishkek due to the outbreak of the deadly virus in the country.
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Representative image(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Representative image(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

Asian Wrestling Championships: Global body throws lifeline to Pakistan wrestlers

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 10:36 PM IST
Under its global development programme “Sports For All”, the world governing body for wrestling gave financial assistance of Rs 12,000 per day to three Pak team members.
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The Olympic flag (L) and the logo of the Tokyo 2020.(AFP/Getty Images)
The Olympic flag (L) and the logo of the Tokyo 2020.(AFP/Getty Images)

China will enter Olympic qualifier: Asia chief

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 11:37 PM IST
United World Wrestling (UWW), the world governing body, said on Wednesday that China will compete in next month’s Asian Olympic qualifier.
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Bajrang Punia reacts after winning the World Championship 2018 semifinal match.(PTI)
Bajrang Punia reacts after winning the World Championship 2018 semifinal match.(PTI)

Looking to solve Japanese puzzles

By Avishek Roy & Navneet Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 10:59 PM IST
India’s Bajrang and Vinesh will be up against top Japanese contenders Otoguro and Mukaida in Asian Wrestling Championships
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Participation of Chinese athletes have become a contentious issue since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus—which has resulted in over 425 deaths, mostly in China(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Participation of Chinese athletes have become a contentious issue since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus—which has resulted in over 425 deaths, mostly in China(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

Visa issues cloud Asian wrestling meet in Capital

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 10:06 AM IST
United World Wrestling (UWW), the world governing body in wrestling, has warned the Indian federation that all participating nations need to be given visas, or else India may be penalised by being barred from the Asian Olympic qualifier scheduled in March in China.
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File image of a general view of an Anti-Doping test procedure.(Getty Images)
File image of a general view of an Anti-Doping test procedure.(Getty Images)

Pay Rs 8 lakh penalty or face life ban: WFI to tell Reena after failed dope test

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 11:50 PM IST
Suspended for failing a dope test, wrestler Reena will be handed a life ban if she fails to share with Wrestling Federation of India half of the Rs 16 lakh penalty for the offence.
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Wrestling arena at Somatane Phata, Talegaon is all set for the National Mud Wrestling Championship to begin on Saturday.(HT/PHOTO)
Wrestling arena at Somatane Phata, Talegaon is all set for the National Mud Wrestling Championship to begin on Saturday.(HT/PHOTO)

Pune set for inaugural edition of National mud wrestling championship

By Jingar Hindocha | Hindustan Times,Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2018 02:26 PM IST
Wrestlers from 32 affiliated states along with services and railways will be seen in action
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File picture of Bajrang Punia(PTI)
File picture of Bajrang Punia(PTI)

Bajrang Punia becomes first Indian to get World Championship seeding

By ANI | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 09:00 AM IST
One of India’s most consistent performers in the recent times, Bajrang, is seeded third in his weight category of 65kg class of the Freestyle event.
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**FILE** New Delhi: File photo of wrestler Bajrang Punia. (PTI Photo) (Pls correlate with PTI story SPD 6) (PTI8_7_2018_000229B)(PTI)
**FILE** New Delhi: File photo of wrestler Bajrang Punia. (PTI Photo) (Pls correlate with PTI story SPD 6) (PTI8_7_2018_000229B)(PTI)

Bajrang Punia seeded third at World Championship

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 11:13 PM IST
Going by his form, Bajrang will be a strong medal contender at the World Wrestling Championships, scheduled to held in Budapest, Hungary, from October 20 to 28.
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Ritu Phogat had won a silver at the U-23 World Championship in 2017 in Bydgoscz, Poland(HT Photo)
Ritu Phogat had won a silver at the U-23 World Championship in 2017 in Bydgoscz, Poland(HT Photo)

Ritu Phogat to replace Vinesh Phogat in 50kg for Worlds, Pinki back in 53kg

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
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.
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Sajan Bhanwal in action at the World Junior Wrestling Championship(All India Radio/ Twitter)
Sajan Bhanwal in action at the World Junior Wrestling Championship(All India Radio/ Twitter)

World Junior Wrestling: Bhanwal becomes first Indian to win back-to-back medals

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 05:06 PM IST
Islam Opiev of Russia proved to be too good for the 20-year-old from a village near Sonipat, winning the bout through technical superiority. The scoreline was 8-0.
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Jaskanwar Singh Gill(HT Photo)
Jaskanwar Singh Gill(HT Photo)

Sikh wrestler not allowed to compete with ‘Patka’ on in Turkey seeks intervention of sports ministry

By Anil Sharma | Hindustan Times, Amritsar, Amritsar
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 10:47 AM IST
Jaskaran claimed he had played many national matches and had never been asked to remove the ‘Patka’.
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Asian Junior Championships begin in New Delhi from July 27.(Hindustan Times)
Asian Junior Championships begin in New Delhi from July 27.(Hindustan Times)

WFI fears cancellation of Asian Jr Championships without Pakistan participation

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2018 04:59 PM IST
India could lose the hosting rights Asian Junior Championships in New Delhi if the Pakistani grapplers are not allowed to compete in the event.
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The under-17 championship is of significant importance as the probable team for the national camp will be picked based on the performance of players in this tournament.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
The under-17 championship is of significant importance as the probable team for the national camp will be picked based on the performance of players in this tournament.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

Sub-junior nationals: Grapplers to wrestle in ring, HSC-SSC exams at the same time

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2018 10:49 PM IST
Given that Class 10 and Class 12 examinations are currently underway, the organisers have cut down the original four-day championship to three days.
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