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Sport in 2020: How well do you recall the limited action on the field in the year?
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Sport in 2020: How well do you recall the limited action on the field in the year?

Coronavirus pandemic has brought pretty much every sport to a standstill. But how well do you remember who won what and the nitty gritty from 2020?

Asian Wrestling Championships 2020 Review: Stars fizzle, upstarts sizzle as India end campaign with record haul
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Asian Wrestling Championships 2020 Review: Stars fizzle, upstarts sizzle as India end campaign with record haul

The latest edition of Asian Wrestling Championships in New Delhi, that ended on Sunday, saw India rack up a record haul of 20 medals across all three formats. Here are some key takeaways from the event.

Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Jitender Kumar ensures place in team for Olympic qualifiers with silver medal
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Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Jitender Kumar ensures place in team for Olympic qualifiers with silver medal

Jitender Kumar sealed his place in the Indian team for the Olympic Qualifiers with a silver medal at the Asian Championship here on Sunday, a result that could slam the Tokyo Games door on veteran Sushil Kumar

Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Three-member Pakistan team, 17 others sponsored by world body
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Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Three-member Pakistan team, 17 others sponsored by world body

The National Federations are supposed to pay for their travelling squads but the United World Wrestling (UWW) recently decided to support nations who are not financially strong

Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Ravi Kumar Dahiya wins gold medal, Bajrang Punia, Satywart Kadian, Gourav Baliyan settle for silver
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Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Ravi Kumar Dahiya wins gold medal, Bajrang Punia, Satywart Kadian, Gourav Baliyan settle for silver

India's Ravi Dahiya claimed the gold medal in 57kg men's freestyle category at the Asian Wrestling Championship on Saturday.

Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Vinesh Phogat fails to break Mayu Mukaida jinx, but Indian women end campaign with best-ever haul
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Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Vinesh Phogat fails to break Mayu Mukaida jinx, but Indian women end campaign with best-ever haul

The win was Mukaida's third over Vinesh in as many matches, following the Japanese's 10-0 rout at last year's Asian Championships in Xian, China, and 7-0 takedown at the World Championships

Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Sakshi Malik wins silver, Vinesh Phogat gets bronze as Indian women put up best-ever display
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Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Sakshi Malik wins silver, Vinesh Phogat gets bronze as Indian women put up best-ever display

Exploiting a weaker field, Sakshi Malik claimed a silver while Vinesh Phogat dominated her bronze medal play-off after losing to nemesis Mayu Mukaida as Indian women team registered its best-ever performance at the Asian Wrestling Championship, returning with eight medals on Friday.

Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Indian women complete golden hat-trick; Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik to lead hosts' charge on Day 4
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Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Indian women complete golden hat-trick; Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik to lead hosts' charge on Day 4

India's charge at the women's freestyle events of the ongoing Asian Wrestling Championships got off to a flying start with the hosts bagging four medals - three gold and one silver - of the possible five on Thursday.

Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Leg holds, relentless attack and improved endurance, how Divya Kakran won gold
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Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Leg holds, relentless attack and improved endurance, how Divya Kakran won gold

Divya's win made her only the second Indian woman, after Navjot Kaur (65kg), to win an Asian Championship gold. Kaur achieved the feat in 2018 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Triple bronze blitz ensures India's best-ever performance in Greco-Roman category
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Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Triple bronze blitz ensures India's best-ever performance in Greco-Roman category

Arjun Halakurki (55 kg), Ashu (67 kg), Aditya Kundu (72 kg), Sunil Kumar (87 kg), and Hardeep (97 kg) won medals for India in the Greco-Roman category across two days.

Asian Wrestling Championships: Wrestlers spotted with masks at event, WFI says no coronavirus risk involved
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Asian Wrestling Championships: Wrestlers spotted with masks at event, WFI says no coronavirus risk involved

They are aware that novel coronavirus is not a threat in India but a few grapplers from countries such as Japan, Korea and Chinese Taipei were seen wearing masks during the Asian Wrestling Championships New Delhi on Tuesday as a "precautionary measure".

Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Sunil Kumar wins gold in 87kg category, ends India's 27-year wait for gold in Greco-Roman
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Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Sunil Kumar wins gold in 87kg category, ends India's 27-year wait for gold in Greco-Roman

Sunil Kumar on Tuesday overpowered Azat Salidinov of Kyrgyzstan 5-0 in the 87kg summit bout to win India's first Greco-Roman gold medal in Asian Wrestling Championships in 27 years

Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat to spearhead 30-member Indian contingent
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Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat to spearhead 30-member Indian contingent

Besides Punia and Vinesh, who had won a bronze medal each in the World Championships last year, the 30-member India squad will also feature Deepak Punia, Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik.

Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Schedule, teams, venue, categories and everything you need to know about the event
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Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Schedule, teams, venue, categories and everything you need to know about the event

After a successful 2019 that witnessed Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya, Vinesh Phogat, and Deepak Punia shine at the World Championships, the attention now shifts to the Asian Wrestling Championships that begin in New Delhi on Tuesday (18 February).