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Sakshi Malik (Image: Souvik Bhattacharya)

Vinesh and Bajrang will win medals at Tokyo Olympics — Sakshi Malik

India's only female wrestler to win an Olympic medal, Sakshi Malik's chance to make into the squad for this year's Tokyo Olympics seems bleak....

Top 5 moments of Indian sports from February 2020

From the women cricketers doing well in Australia to the grapplers taking on the best wrestlers on home turf here is a rewind to some of the best sporting moments from February.
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Wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya emerges as dark horse for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Even as all medal hopes lie on wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics, another grappler from India has...
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At 35+, Gursharan & Nirmala shines for India at Asian Wrestling Championships

The Indian women’s wrestling team has now recorded their best-ever performance at the Asian Wrestling Championships with a tally of 8 medals. In all...
Vinesh Phogat (Image: UWW)

Asian Wrestling Championships: All you need to know, preview, broadcast

As many as 30 wrestlers from India - 10 each in the men's and women's freestyle category along with 10 more in...

Valentine’s Day: Love stories that found their way in Indian sports

Amidst all the drama, aggression, pressure and stress you go through on the field, imagine finding someone who shares the same level...

Despite winning National Championship for 11 times, Kaalia the wrestler remained unemployed

“Ab tera kya hoga, Kaalia?” The moment my uncle let these words slip, I found my identity. The best action...
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Revealed: What Bajrang Punia needs to do to ensure a Tokyo Olympic medal

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics is just over six months away, and the country’s best medal hope wrestler Bajrang Punia is putting ‘everything’...
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EXCLUSIVE: Wrestler Jitender Kumar ready for ‘Sushil’ challenge in freestyle 74-kg

Any talk on Indian men’s wrestling cannot miss ‘mention’ of the freestyle 74-kg category – this weight category has been the biggest...
Deepak Punia

EXCLUSIVE: Wrestler Deepak Punia excited about working with coach Murad Gaidarov

Wrestling is one sport that is expected to throw up the country’s biggest medal hopes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The sport...
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EXCLUSIVE: Despite Bajrang Punia’s absence, upcoming Senior Wrestling Nationals generating buzz

The Senior National Wrestling Championships 2019 is one big platform for grapplers from across the length and breadth of the country to...

Photostory: Taleems of Kolhapur — A legacy in wrestling

This photographic journey documents the passion for wrestling in the taleems of Kolhapur and how the people of rural Maharashtra celebrate wrestling with fervour.

Why Sushil Kumar’s road to Tokyo is not a piece of cake

Indian wrestling contingent managed as many as four 2020 Tokyo Olympics quotas at the 2019 World Wrestling Championship at Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan —...

Race to Tokyo 2020: How did India fare at World Championships in pre-Olympic year?

Just about 10 months remain for the 2020 Olympics in Japan and qualification spots have been the main talking point in the...

EXCLUSIVE: Somvir keeps track of my opponents better than me — Vinesh Phogat

For Vinesh, life after marriage has been a highly exciting one as she has scaled up the ‘success quotient’, contriving a podium finish in as many as six international tournaments this year.

Looking at the downfall of wrestler Sakshi Malik

Post her medal at Rio 2016, Sakshi started suffering a spate of disappointing results. Her latest being the defeat at the World Wrestling Championships in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan.

EXCLUSIVE: My father’s sacrifices strengthen my determination ⁠— Deepak Punia

Deepak Punia, who won the silver medal at the World Wrestling Championship is back in India and in an exclusive with The Bridge, he shares his inspirations and talk about Sushil Kumar's influence on him.
Kartar Singh

Kartar Singh-Remembering India’s only two-time Asiad gold medallist wrestler

Kartar, who had featured in three Olympics pulled curtains on his illustrious career after the 1988 Seoul Olympics

Deepak Punia stands one win away from becoming the World Champion

Within a month after becoming the Junior World Champion, Deepak Punia stands a chance to be a senior Wrestling World Championship gold medallist.
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Did a muddled approach hamper Sushil Kumar’s progress to the Tokyo Olympics?

Sushil Kumar might have made his intention of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics clear, but prolonged absence from competitive events, along with a string of controversies, hampered his progress.
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