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Wrestling Federation set to fire foreign coach Andrew Cook

Andrew Cook
The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is set to terminate the services of women's coach Andrew Cook for his refusal to participate in SAI's online sessions for non-payment of salary, a claim refuted by the American. Cook had left for Seattle after the national camp for women wrestlers in Lucknow was suspended in March owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. According...

India’s foreign wrestling coaches await salaries amid lockdown

Indian wrestling (Source- Reuters)
India's foreign wrestling coaches Andrew Cook and Temo Kazarashvili left India with half of their monthly salary for March in their pockets and are wondering if they will be paid their dues along with the remuneration for the current month. Women's team coach Cook left for Seattle in the USA on March 19 after the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI)...

World Wrestling announces new qualification guidelines for Tokyo 2020

Wrestling (Image: The Indian Express)
United World Wrestling is one of the first International Federations that updated its Qualification System for Tokyo 2020.

India cancels u-15 wrestling nationals as world body suspends all events

Wrestling U15 National
The national wrestling federation, WFI, on Tuesday cancelled the upcoming Under-15 national championship after world governing body UWW directed all members to cancel domestic events and also announced cancellation of all international tournaments planned until June 30. United World Wrestling (UWW) also announced that the remaining Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers shall be organised in 2021 in the same period as...

India’s poster boy for greco-roman wrestling, Sunil Kumar enters top 4 in the world

Sunil Kumar became the first wrestler in 27 years to win Asian Championship gold for India (Image: The New Indian Express)
Over the years, India has struggled to produce a good bunch of greco-roman wrestler. Freestyle Wrestling has always seen impressive results but greco-roman has never been one of the stronger areas of India. But finally after years of wait, we have got a wrestler who is now a part of the best in the world; Sunil Kumar has entered...

Wrestling Federation of India donates Rs 11 lakh in fight against coronavirus pandemic

Employees of Sports Authority of India also donated their three days' salary to the PM Cares Fund, amounting to Rs 76 lakh.

Coronavirus: Indian women wrestling team’s coach Andrew Cook leaves for US

Cook was with the Indian women's team at SAI centre in Lucknow but only four to five wrestlers were there since most of them did not report after the Holi.

Arm wrestling gets new identity with Pro Panja League 2020

Pro Panja
True to its tagline, a game of the wrist and strength of your arm; the Pro Panja League is set to be launched on February 29 at the Thyagraja Stadium, New Delhi. Refreshing and innovative, this fun sport is all set to make headlines for many. The Pro Panja League is being organized by Swen Entertainment Pvt Ltd, headed by...

Wrestling: Asian Olympic Qualification deferred indefinitely because of Coronavirus 

Divya Kakran
The Asian Olympic Wrestling Qualifiers have been deferred indefinitely. There is no confirmation on the next date and venue. The Kyrgyzstan government has issued a directive to stop and defer all sports events in the country till next order in wake of the Coronavirus (COVID 19) spread. This has led to the postponement of the Asian Olympic Qualifiers, scheduled for...

India bag 20 medals, their highest ever at Asian Wrestling Championships

Indian wrestlers - Asian Wrestling C'ships
India won a record-breaking 20 medals in the New Delhi's Asian Wrestling Championships held at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. The previous record was 16 medals at the last edition of the tournament in Xi’an in China. India also occupied the top spot of the team rankings in men’s freestyle at 95 points, followed by Iran at 83 points and...