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Vinesh Phogat to be nominated for Khel Ratna Award, Sakshi Malik hopes to be considered for Arjuna Award
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Vinesh Phogat to be nominated for Khel Ratna Award, Sakshi Malik hopes to be considered for Arjuna Award

Vinesh Phogat, who is the lone woman wrestler to have qualified for the now-postponed Tokyo Olympics, had missed out on the honour last year with fellow grappler Bajrang Punia getting the prestigious award.

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.

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: 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).

Rome Ranking Series 2020: Bajrang Punia enters final and assures silver medal in 65kg; Deepak Punia bows out
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Rome Ranking Series 2020: Bajrang Punia enters final and assures silver medal in 65kg; Deepak Punia bows out

In the quarter-final, Bajrang sailed past another American Joseph Christopher Mc Kenna 4-2, before getting the better of Vasyl Shuptar of Ukraine 6-4 in the semi-finals.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Jitender Kumar wins 74kg trial to qualify for season-opener in Italy, could replace Sushil Kumar at mega-event
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Jitender Kumar wins 74kg trial to qualify for season-opener in Italy, could replace Sushil Kumar at mega-event

Sushil had beaten Jitender in a bitterly-fought trials bout for the World Championships in September 2019

WFI president says 74 kg trials won't be postponed despite star wrestler Sushil Kumar's request
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WFI president says 74 kg trials won't be postponed despite star wrestler Sushil Kumar's request

Sushil Kumar may get a chance to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in March.

Deepak Punia emerges as brightest star in Indian wrestling; Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat rock steady in 2019
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Deepak Punia emerges as brightest star in Indian wrestling; Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat rock steady in 2019

The established names lived up to expectations for most part but what stood out for Indian wrestling in 2019 was the rise and rise of Deepak Punia amid a steady decline in the fortunes of Olympic trailblazers Sushil Kumar and Sakshi Malik.

Deepak Punia named 'Junior Freestyle Wrestler of the Year' by United World Wrestling
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Deepak Punia named 'Junior Freestyle Wrestler of the Year' by United World Wrestling

Punia, a 2016 cadet world champion, is putting in the hard yards under the watchful eyes of Beijing Olympics silver medallist and 2003 World championships silver medallist, Murad Gaidarov.

Deepak Punia claims world number 1 spot in 86 kg, Vinesh Phogat jumps to second place in latest UWW rankings
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Deepak Punia claims world number 1 spot in 86 kg, Vinesh Phogat jumps to second place in latest UWW rankings

World Championship silver medallist wrestler Deepak Punia has jumped to world number one position in 86kg but Bajrang Punia lost the top rank in the 65kg category in the latest rankings issued by the UWW

World Wrestling Championships 2019: Rahul Aware wins bronze as India claim best ever medal haul
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World Wrestling Championships 2019: Rahul Aware wins bronze as India claim best ever medal haul

Aware outclassed Tyler Lee Graff, the 2017 Pan-America champion, 11-4 in the 61kg bronze play-off to take India's tally to five medals.

World Wrestling Championships 2019: From 'dangals' to wrestling mat, Deepak Punia makes good on promise
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World Wrestling Championships 2019: From 'dangals' to wrestling mat, Deepak Punia makes good on promise

Deepak Punia's main motivation to wrestle was to get a job, which he did, as a sepoy with the Indian Army in 2016 until Sushil Kumar convinced him to aspire for more

World Wrestling Championships 2019: Deepak Punia wins silver after pulling out of 86kg event final due to ankle injury
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World Wrestling Championships 2019: Deepak Punia wins silver after pulling out of 86kg event final due to ankle injury

Deepak Punia on Sunday pulled out of the World Championship title clash in 86kg against Iranian great Hazsan Yazdani due to an ankle injury sustained during the semifinal bout.

World Wrestling Championships 2019: Junior world champion Deepak Punia progresses to final, qualifies for Tokyo Olympics
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World Wrestling Championships 2019: Junior world champion Deepak Punia progresses to final, qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Competing in his maiden senior World Championship, wrestler Deepak Punia progressed to the final with a 8-2 win over Stefan Reichmuth in the 86 kg semi-final on Saturday.

World Wrestling Championships 2019: From upbeat participants to sombre mood; contrasting camps of India women's and men's wrestlers
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World Wrestling Championships 2019: From upbeat participants to sombre mood; contrasting camps of India women's and men's wrestlers

In complete contrast to women's camp, the India men's freestyle team seems to be in a sombre mood with top names still to join it.

Wrestling World Championships 2019: Detailed breakdown of 18 weight classes offering 2020 Tokyo Olympics quotas
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Wrestling World Championships 2019: Detailed breakdown of 18 weight classes offering 2020 Tokyo Olympics quotas

18 categories at the 2019 World Championships will offer six quota places each for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Here's a look at the Indian grapplers in each weight class besides the biggest contenders from across the world:

Wrestling World Championships 2019: Bajrang Punia handed top seeding in 65kg category; Rahul Aware 2nd seed in 61kg
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Wrestling World Championships 2019: Bajrang Punia handed top seeding in 65kg category; Rahul Aware 2nd seed in 61kg

World No 1 Bajrang, who is in Russia for training ahead of the championships, had bagged a silver in the last edition and a bronze in 2013 in 60kg.

Deepak Punia reveals overcoming shoulder injury to win gold in Junior World Wrestling Championships, end India's 18-year wait
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Deepak Punia reveals overcoming shoulder injury to win gold in Junior World Wrestling Championships, end India's 18-year wait

Deepak Punia was so determined to break India's 18-year-old medal drought at the Worlds and realise his family dream that he risked aggravating a shoulder injury sustained during the semi-final.

Deepak Punia becomes first Indian gold medallist at junior world wrestling championships in 18 years
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Deepak Punia becomes first Indian gold medallist at junior world wrestling championships in 18 years

Grappler Deepak Punia on Wednesday became India's first junior World Champion in 18 years after he claimed a gold medal at the junior worlds with a win over Russia's Alik Shebzukhov at Tallinn, Estonia.