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Khel Ratna awardee Vinesh Phogat tests positive for COVID-19; Bajrang Punia urges men's camp to proceed as planned
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Khel Ratna awardee Vinesh Phogat tests positive for COVID-19; Bajrang Punia urges men's camp to proceed as planned

Vinesh was one of the first wrestlers to raise concerns about health safety when the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) planned to resume the national camp in Lucknow from 1 September.

National wrestling camps for Tokyo Olympics hopefuls to begin on 1 September, announces SAI
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National wrestling camps for Tokyo Olympics hopefuls to begin on 1 September, announces SAI

While the month-long wrestling camp for the male grapplers will be held at SAI Sonepat, the women will train at the nodal sports body's Lucknow centre.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Bajrang Punia, Vikas Krishan staying focused on goal despite coronavirus forcing longest-ever off-season
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Bajrang Punia, Vikas Krishan staying focused on goal despite coronavirus forcing longest-ever off-season

Despite the coronavirus pandemic disrupting their preparations for the Olympics and imposing upon them their longest off-seasons, Bajrang Punia and Vikas Krishan, two of India's biggest hopes for a medal at Tokyo 2020 are upbeat.

Turning Point: 'No one sees an athlete's dark days', says Bajrang Punia as he recalls 2011 and 2015 injuries
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Turning Point: 'No one sees an athlete's dark days', says Bajrang Punia as he recalls 2011 and 2015 injuries

Bajrang Punia recalls those two injuries that were the turning points of his career.

Vijender Singh, Sanjeev Rajput, Srihari Nataraj, other stars plead for caution as discussion rages on whether competitions can resume
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Vijender Singh, Sanjeev Rajput, Srihari Nataraj, other stars plead for caution as discussion rages on whether competitions can resume

Some sports stars across disciplines wanted the waiting period to continue before resuming competitions, while others spoke about the loss it would cause to fitness and readiness.

WATCH: Sakshi Malik, Neeraj Chopra and other stars talk about power of sports on Olympic Day
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WATCH: Sakshi Malik, Neeraj Chopra and other stars talk about power of sports on Olympic Day

Top Indian athletes joined forces in spreading the message of the power of sport in overcoming hurdles in life by featuring in a video on the occasion of Olympic Day.

Sachin Tendulkar, Abhinav Bindra, Mary Kom, Sardar Singh predict post-Coronavirus sports world
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Sachin Tendulkar, Abhinav Bindra, Mary Kom, Sardar Singh predict post-Coronavirus sports world

India's biggest sportspersons - current and former - gazed into the crystal ball and predicted the future of sports once the action resumes.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Wrestler Pooja Dhanda calls for fresh Olympic trials post-lockdown
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Wrestler Pooja Dhanda calls for fresh Olympic trials post-lockdown

"I think there should be a trial once normalcy returns. There is one full year before the Olympics and it has never happened that a qualifier is held so early," Pooja said.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Wrestler Babita Phogat under fire over controversial Twitter rant
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Wrestler Babita Phogat under fire over controversial Twitter rant

2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist wrestler Babita Phogat has been on the receiving end for her tweets targetting the Muslim community

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Bajrang Punia assured of top-four seeding, Ravi Dahiya currently placed fourth in 57kg category
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Bajrang Punia assured of top-four seeding, Ravi Dahiya currently placed fourth in 57kg category

Punia began the year ranked number three with 25 points after his world bronze medal. He has overthrown world finalist Niyazbekov for the number two ranking

Pragyan Ojha says strange to see people questioning those who are donating for fight against COVID-19
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Pragyan Ojha says strange to see people questioning those who are donating for fight against COVID-19

With the coronavirus outbreak leaving the world in disarray, sportspersons across the globe have come forward and made donations to fight this rapidly-spreading disease.

Coronavirus Outbreak: India shooter Manu Bhaker donates Rs 1 lakh for fight against COVID-19
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Coronavirus Outbreak: India shooter Manu Bhaker donates Rs 1 lakh for fight against COVID-19

'I hope all of you will also donate and help the country during this time,' 18-year-old Bhaker said.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOA, NSFs and SAI must stay on top of their game to help athletes after postponement of Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOA, NSFs and SAI must stay on top of their game to help athletes after postponement of Games

It is crucial that the Indian Olympic Association, the National Sports Federations and the Sports Authority of India are at hand to counsel the athletes in the wake of the decision to defer the Tokyo Games until next year.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Bajrang Punia welcomes IOC's decision to postpone Games, says athletes' health comes first
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Bajrang Punia welcomes IOC's decision to postpone Games, says athletes' health comes first

Wrestler Bajrang Punia on Tuesday welcomed the International Olympic Committee's decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Bajrang Punia to donate six months salary, calls for postponement of Tokyo Olympics 2020
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Bajrang Punia to donate six months salary, calls for postponement of Tokyo Olympics 2020

Bajrang Punia is one of India's medal contenders at the Games, which are under doubt due to the coronavirus, which has claimed more than 15000 lives and infected more than 3,00,000 people worldwide.

Indian sports, athletes feel impact of coronavirus in Olympic year; shooting world cup postponed, Sports Authority of India on alert
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Indian sports, athletes feel impact of coronavirus in Olympic year; shooting world cup postponed, Sports Authority of India on alert

India's top athletes such as PV Sindhu and Bajrang Punia spoke about the adverse impact that the coronavirus crisis has had on their Olympic preparations

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Coronavirus affecting preparations, but Indian athletes hopeful of Games being on time
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Coronavirus affecting preparations, but Indian athletes hopeful of Games being on time

The novel coronavirus outbreak has affected their Olympic preparations but India's top athletes like PV Sindhu and Bajrang Punia say they are optimistic about the quadrennial event going ahead as scheduled despite the current health crisis.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Wrestler Bajrang Punia hopes for all-round improvement before Games, working on 'shortcomings'
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Wrestler Bajrang Punia hopes for all-round improvement before Games, working on 'shortcomings'

Ace wrestler Bajrang Punia on Monday said he was working on his 'shortcoming', especially leg defence while the focus was on the Olympics scheduled in Tokyo later this year.

Bishkek withdraws as host of Asian Wrestling Olympic Qualifiers due to spread of coronavirus
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Bishkek withdraws as host of Asian Wrestling Olympic Qualifiers due to spread of coronavirus

Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek has pulled out as host for next month's Asian Olympic wrestling qualifying event as part of preventive measures against the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

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.