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Indian wrestlers to be in action at the World Cup, starting December 12

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 08:46 PM IST
The world body cancelled the World Championships after many top nations decided to withdraw because of the pandemic.
File image of Vinesh Phogat(Vinesh Phogat/Instagram)
File image of Vinesh Phogat(Vinesh Phogat/Instagram)

Twice deferred, camp for Vinesh, Sakshi and other wrestlers start

Lucknow | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 11:28 PM IST
The Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) centre, which opened almost after seven months here on Monday, saw top Indian wrestlers laughing, jogging, running and even doing light training at the multi-gym for almost two hours, nearly double of what the actual schedule was meant for.
(Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)
(Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

Ghar ka khaana lifts my mood like magic, says wrestler Vinesh Phogat

Hindustan Times | By Pooja Bhula
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2020 09:58 PM IST
The 26-year-old medallist adds that the injury that forced her to bow out of the Rio Olympics taught her a lot, forced her gaze inwards, made her stronger.
Representational Image.(HT Photo)
Representational Image.(HT Photo)

Government has assured entry to Chinese wrestlers for Asian Championship: WFI

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 05:28 PM IST
The Indian government has suspended the e-visa facility for the Chinese travellers, fearing the spread of the virus which has claimed 490 lives so far.
A file photo of CM Punk.(Twitter)
A file photo of CM Punk.(Twitter)

CM Punk takes dig at WWE talents, names his pick for ‘most talented’ wrestler in the world

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 04:14 PM IST
CM Punk has entertained the fans in WWE Backstage and the former world champion once again took a dig at the current talent pool in the company.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar leaves after meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss farmers' issues at Parliament House, in New Delhi, on Wednesday.(PTI)
NCP chief Sharad Pawar leaves after meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss farmers' issues at Parliament House, in New Delhi, on Wednesday.(PTI)

A veritable wrestler in the political ring

Hindustan Times | By Sujata Anandan
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2019 01:00 AM IST
Fadnavis clearly forgot that Pawar began life in the ring as a wrestler with the same pugnacity
A 19-year-old wrestler in Madhya Pradesh’s Seoni district died of a cardiac arrest during a competition on Saturday night. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A 19-year-old wrestler in Madhya Pradesh’s Seoni district died of a cardiac arrest during a competition on Saturday night. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

19-year-old wrestler dies during competition in Madhya Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2019 08:27 PM IST
The wrestling competition was organised in Beltola village after Diwali, in which a number of wrestlers from several parts of the state were participating.
Vinesh Phogat poses for pictures at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.(PTI Photo)
Vinesh Phogat poses for pictures at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.(PTI Photo)

Newsmaker: What makes Vinesh Phogat one of the best wrestlers on the planet

Hindustan Times | By Rudraneil Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2019 07:09 PM IST
Though her 2016 Rio Olympic dream was cut short, Vinesh Phogat is the first Indian wrestler to qualify for the 2020 Olympics
World Wrestling Championships medal winning wrestler Vinesh Phogat at a felicitation function.(PTI)
World Wrestling Championships medal winning wrestler Vinesh Phogat at a felicitation function.(PTI)

Vinesh is one of India’s finest female wrestlers: Geeta Phogat

Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 05:22 PM IST
While Vinesh Phogat was the sole Indian woman wrestler to bag a medal when she won the bronze medal in the 53-kg category, Deepak Punia settled for silver in the men’s freestyle 86-kg category.
Boxers Amit Panghal and Manish Kaushik pose with their silver and bronze medals that they won at the recent World Boxing Championships(PTI)
Boxers Amit Panghal and Manish Kaushik pose with their silver and bronze medals that they won at the recent World Boxing Championships(PTI)

Kiren Rijiju rewards wrestlers for their performance in World Wrestling Championships

New Delhi | By ANI
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2019 02:17 PM IST
In the World Wrestling Championships, Vinesh Phogat, Ravi Kumar, Bajrang Punia and Rahul Aware ended up as bronze medallists.
File image of Neeraj Phogat.(Twitter)
File image of Neeraj Phogat.(Twitter)

This Phogat is a boxer with the mind of a wrestler

Guwahati | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 11:52 PM IST
Neeraj Phogat won gold in the 57kg category at the India Open on Saturday, with unexpected wins against two big names—Sonia Chahal and Manisha Moun—both of whom had excelled at the World Boxing Championships at home in November.
(FILE PHOTO): Wrestling Federation of India president Brijbhushan Sharan Singh with Wrestler Narsingh Yadav after NADA clears him of doping charges at the residence in New Delhi, India, on Monday, August 1, 2016.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
(FILE PHOTO): Wrestling Federation of India president Brijbhushan Sharan Singh with Wrestler Narsingh Yadav after NADA clears him of doping charges at the residence in New Delhi, India, on Monday, August 1, 2016.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Trainers also to be penalised if wrestler found positive in dope test: WFI

New Delhi | By ANI
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2019 08:32 AM IST
WFI also stated that in the past years, three to four Indian wrestlers have been found positive during dope tests which has affected India’s reputation.
File image of a wrestling arena.(HT Photo)
File image of a wrestling arena.(HT Photo)

Wrestler, coach face action for goof-up after India miss out on top spot in U-23 Asian Championships

New Delhi | By Ajai Masand
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 08:31 PM IST
“We have taken a serious note of the incident and we will take action against the coach and wrestler. We will have consultations with (WFI) president and decide what action needs to be taken. Coach (Malik) should have ensured the documents were in place,” said WFI assistant secretary Vinod Tomar.
Sushil Kumar was exempted from competition in the selection trials for the Asian Games 2018.(AFP)
Sushil Kumar was exempted from competition in the selection trials for the Asian Games 2018.(AFP)

Sushil Kumar among four wrestlers exempted from Asian Games 2018 trials

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 11:37 PM IST
The list of wrestlers who were exempted from the Asian Games 2018 trials were Olympic Games medallist Sushil (74kg), Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik (women’s 62kg), Bajrang Punia (65kg) and Vinesh Phogat (women’s 52kg)
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