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Wrestling Federation risks of losing chance of hosting future events

In wake of the outbreak of Coronavirus the Indian High Commission being adamant about not allowing visas to the wrestlers and officials traveling from China for Asian Championship beginning 18th February Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) risks losing future events from the International Olympic Committee. Also Read: China seeks visas for its grapplers for...

“Expecting India to win four medals in Tokyo Olympics 2020,” says Wrestling Federation Chief

The national capital is all set to host the Asian Wrestling Championship from February 18 to 23 and the game’s governing body is hoping that the hosts will win at least five medals this time around. In the 2019 edition which was hosted in China, the only Indian wrestler to return home with...

Coronavirus outbreak: China seeks visas for its grapplers for Asian Wrestling championships in India

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in China, recently India had suspended e-visa facility for Chinese citizens thus making it difficult for the country's wrestlers to take part in the upcoming Asian Wrestling Championship. As per a report in the Times of India, the Chinese Wrestling Association (CWA) has requested the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), in writing, to...

Wrestling Asian Olympic Qualifiers to be shifted from China due to coronavirus outbreak

The upcoming wrestling Asian Olympic Qualifiers that was initially slated to be held in the Chinese city of Xi'an in March will be shifted to a different venue due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the country, United World Wrestling (UWW) President Nenad Lalovic confirmed. "We will take a decision within 15 days....

India women’s wrestling trials: Sakshi Malik, Pooja Dhanda fail to seal spots; door not yet closed

There were two huge surprises on Saturday at the women's wrestling trials being conducted by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) in New Delhi as Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik (62kg) and World No. 5 Pooja Dhanda (57kg) lost in their respective categories and failed to make the cut. While Sakshi, who bagged the bronze...

6 grapplers in top-3 as Indians dominate Wrestling World Rankings

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In the latest rankings released by United World Wrestling (UWW), for the first time, as many as six Indian wrestlers have found a place in the world top-3 of their respective weight categories. The rankings, which were released on 2nd January, 2020, sees the young Deepak Punia on the top in men's freestyle 86 kg category.

Deepak Punia awarded World Wrestling’s Junior Wrestler of the Year

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Among the rising stars in wrestling, perhaps Deepak Punia shines the brightest currently after having broken an 18-year-long hiatus and crowning himself as the Junior World Champion in Talinn, Estonia earlier during the month of August. Punia has soared into further glory and has been given the tag of 'Junior Freestyle Wrestler of the Year' by the...

Gurpreet continues his dominance and claims 4th title at National Wrestling Championships

Asian Championships silver medallists Gurpreet Singh and Sunil Kumar lived up to their reputation as both clinched gold medals on the final day of the Tata Motors Senior National Wrestling Championships in Jalandhar on Sunday. This was Gurpreet’s fourth Senior National title. The Punjab grappler defeated two-time World Junior Championships medallist Sajan Bhanwal, who...

Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik claim gold at National Wrestling Championships

India's prominent grapplers Vinesh Phogat (55kg) and Sakshi Malik (62kg) dished out convincing wins in the finals to claim gold medals on day two of the Senior National Wrestling Championships on Saturday. However, the highlight of the day was Haryana wrestler Anita Sheoran's stunning win over Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Divya Kakran of Railways...

Defending champions Railways dominate on opening day of Senior Wrestling Nationals

Railways dominated the proceedings as Sumit and Satyawart Kadiyan clinched gold medal and their place in the upcoming South Asian Games (SAG) on the opening day of the Tata Motors Senior Wrestling National Championships in Jalandhar on Friday. Jalandhar is hosting Nationals after 14 years. Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Sumit was the first wrestler...