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Bajrang Punia

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’...
Sushil kumar Jitender kumar

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...
Bajrang National Wrestling Championships 2019

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.

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.

Two sides of a coin — How Rio Olympics has not defined the paths...

Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik, two of India’s most successful women athletes in recent times, have travelled vastly contrasting roads ever since Rio Olympics.

Opinion: Not Sarita, but Pooja Dhanda could have won India another Olympics 2020 berth

Had Pooja been participating in her regular 57kg category, India would have had a better chance, of earning another Olympics berth at World Wrestling Championship.

Is ‘regionalism’ good for sports in India?

Certain sports have a tendency to thrive in certain pockets of the country. But have you ever wondered why this happens? Is it favouritism? Or is it 'regionalism'?

2019 World Wrestling Championship: Vinesh Phogat leads Indian women wrestling hopes

Ever since she won Gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 2014, Vinesh has always been India’s best bet for a medal at any international wrestling tournament.

2019 World Wrestling Championship: When and where to watch

After a long and excruciating wait for the Indian fans, the 2019 World Wrestling Championship gets underway tomorrow in Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan.

2019 World Wrestling Championships: History of India at the Worlds

While Sushil Kumar, Bajrang Punia, and Geeta Phogat are the first names that come to mind, it was an Army man from Hisar who won the country's first-ever medal

2019 World Wrestling Championship: Fuelled by success in 2019, Vinesh Phogat hunts elusive World...

Vinesh has prepared well for her bouts at World Championship where she would be hunting for her maiden glory this year.