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‘India has burned me deeply,’ says Andrew Cook on getting sacked as women’s wrestling coach by WFI
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‘India has burned me deeply,’ says Andrew Cook on getting sacked as women’s wrestling coach by WFI

Andrew Cook has been left wondering by WFI’s decision to sack him as women’s wrestling coach despite the fact that the American had done everything that was asked of him.

WFI set to fire foreign coach Andrew Cook for refusal to participate in SAI's online sessions; American denies accusation
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WFI set to fire foreign coach Andrew Cook for refusal to participate in SAI's online sessions; American denies accusation

According to WFI, Cook was recently contacted by Sports Authority of India (SAI) officials for attending sessions such as E-Pathshala, but the American allegedly told them that unless he receives his pending salary, he won't attend them.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian wrestling coaches Andrew Cook, Temo Kazarashvili awaiting payment of salaries
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian wrestling coaches Andrew Cook, Temo Kazarashvili awaiting payment of salaries

Women's team coach Cook left for Seattle in the USA on 19 March after the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) called off the national camp in Lucknow on 17 March due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

World Wrestling Championships 2019: Indian medal hope Vinesh Phogat handed 'toughest possible draw'
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World Wrestling Championships 2019: Indian medal hope Vinesh Phogat handed 'toughest possible draw'

Vinesh had recently beaten Sofia, a six-time World Championship medal winner, on way to the Poland Open title-win last month, but facing the formidable Swede in the very first round is a different proposition

Laureus 2018-19: Vinesh Phogat says she is better equipped to deal with pressure going into 2020 Tokyo Olympics
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Laureus 2018-19: Vinesh Phogat says she is better equipped to deal with pressure going into 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Vinesh Phogat speaks to Firstpost, about her getting nominated for the award, her training under coach Woller Akos, the difference between foreign and Indian coaches, preparations for the Tokyo Olympics and more.