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Narsingh Yadav is eyeing a Tokyo Olympic berth. (Narsingh Yadav/Instagram)

Focus on Narsingh Yadav at freestyle wrestling national championships

By Avishek Roy
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:55 PM IST
  • With big names missing, the focus will be on Narsingh Yadav, who is making a return after serving a four-year doping ban.
Generic image of two wrestlers competing. (WFI)
Generic image of two wrestlers competing. (WFI)

National wrestling camps suspended ahead of Agra championships

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 09:41 PM IST
  • The men’s and women’s camps will resume after the national meet, to be held on January 30 and 31.
Indian women’s wrestling team coach Andrew Cook of USA poses for HT on his bike at the SAi Centre in Lucknow.(File Photo/HT)
Indian women’s wrestling team coach Andrew Cook of USA poses for HT on his bike at the SAi Centre in Lucknow.(File Photo/HT)

Sacked by India for not talking about US selection methods, says wrestling coach Andrew Cook

Lucknow | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 08:45 PM IST
The American says salary was never an issue and he has been unfairly terminated despite showing results very fast.
MONACO, MONACO - FEBRUARY 18: Laureus World Comeback Of The Year 2019 Nominee Vinesh Phogat speaks during a media interview on February 18, 2019 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images for Laureus)(Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO, MONACO - FEBRUARY 18: Laureus World Comeback Of The Year 2019 Nominee Vinesh Phogat speaks during a media interview on February 18, 2019 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images for Laureus)(Getty Images for Laureus)

Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia recommended for Khel Ratna by Wrestling Federation of India

New Delhi | By ANI
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2019 02:03 PM IST
Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia created history at the 2018 Asian Games by winning the gold medal in their respective categories.
Lack of depth is a cause for concern for WFI. (Picture for representation purposes only)(Hindustan Times)
Lack of depth is a cause for concern for WFI. (Picture for representation purposes only)(Hindustan Times)

In 2020 Tokyo buildup, Wrestling Federation of India grapples with lack of depth

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 10:01 AM IST
WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh did not elaborate the reason for poor bench strength but admitted that barring Asian Games champions Bajrang Punia in men 65kg and Vinesh Phogat in women’s 50kg, outstanding grapplers in other weight categories are missing.
Away from the national camp, Sushil Kumar has been preparing in Georgia in short stints.(AFP)
Away from the national camp, Sushil Kumar has been preparing in Georgia in short stints.(AFP)

Wrestling Federation of India concerned about Sushil Kumar’s poor form, puts two on standby

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2018 11:26 AM IST
With three weeks to go for the Asian Games, the WFI has put two grapplers---Parveen Rana and Jitendra Kumar—as standby for Sushil Kumar.
Indian wrestlers are awaiting foreign coaches ahead of the 2018 Asian Games to be held in Jakarta.(PTI)
Indian wrestlers are awaiting foreign coaches ahead of the 2018 Asian Games to be held in Jakarta.(PTI)

Wrestling Federation of India waits for foreign coaches ahead of Asian Games

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 10:49 PM IST
The Wrestling Federation of India had last month put in a proposal for three coaches to prepare for the Jakarta Asian Games in August-September.
The foreign coaches working with the national squad have a lot to do with the success Indian wrestlers have had at the World Championships, Olympics and other international meets in the past decade, including the two Olympic medals of Sushil Kumar(Getty Images)
The foreign coaches working with the national squad have a lot to do with the success Indian wrestlers have had at the World Championships, Olympics and other international meets in the past decade, including the two Olympic medals of Sushil Kumar(Getty Images)

Foreign coaches to be at helm as Indian wrestlers prepare for Asian Games

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 09:04 PM IST
Despite winning 11 medals, including five gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) in Gold Coast, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has acknowledged that competition at the Asian Games will not be a cakewalk, and hence the move towards foreign coaches.
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