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Wrestling contemplating World Championships after Tokyo Olympics in 2021, reveals global body's vice president
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Wrestling contemplating World Championships after Tokyo Olympics in 2021, reveals global body's vice president

UWW plans to keep the world championship in its 2021 calendar as it would be the first time the event was staged in an Olympic year, its vice-president said on Monday.

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.

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.

Bajrang Punia defends 65 kg title at Tbilisi Grand Prix; Vinesh Phogat reaches fourth final at Medved
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Bajrang Punia defends 65 kg title at Tbilisi Grand Prix; Vinesh Phogat reaches fourth final at Medved

India's top two wrestlers continued their impressive run this season with Bajrang Punia defending his title at Tbilisi Grand Prix and Vinesh Phogat reaching her fourth final at Medved event.

Wrestling World Championships: Sushil Kumar’s pullout puts spotlight on unheralded Jitender Kumar
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Wrestling World Championships: Sushil Kumar’s pullout puts spotlight on unheralded Jitender Kumar

The towering presence of Sushil Kumar and Narsingh Yadav in his weight category meant despite his impressive frame of over six feet, Jitender Kumar was always overshadowed.

Asian Games 2018: Sakshi Malik says she wasn't happy with Gold Coast bronze, will look to put up better show in Indonesia
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Asian Games 2018: Sakshi Malik says she wasn't happy with Gold Coast bronze, will look to put up better show in Indonesia

Wrestler Sakshi Malik admitted to not being happy at all with the bronze she had won at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year, and that she has put that behind now and is gunning for greater success at the upcoming Asian Games.

Asian Games 2018: Wrestler Sakshi Malik says athletes are always striving for medals, cannot be accused of lack of effort
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Asian Games 2018: Wrestler Sakshi Malik says athletes are always striving for medals, cannot be accused of lack of effort

Under the scanner for her below-par performance in the run-up to the Asian Games, Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik is feeling the heat but insists that athletes always aim for medals so that fingers are not pointed at them.

Olympic Gold Quest to support ace wrestler Vinesh Phogat in preparation for Tokyo 2020
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Olympic Gold Quest to support ace wrestler Vinesh Phogat in preparation for Tokyo 2020

Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) on Wednesday said it will support ace wrestler Vinesh Phogat, who is eyeing a podium finish at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Navjot Kaur climbs to No 2 in UWW rankings after winning gold in Asian Championships
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Navjot Kaur climbs to No 2 in UWW rankings after winning gold in Asian Championships

Reigning Asian champion Navjot Kaur was rewarded for her recent gold medal effort as she became world No 2 in the women's 65 kg category during the latest rankings released by the United World Wrestling.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Pooja Dhanda aims for gold in debut after recovering from career-threatening injury
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Pooja Dhanda aims for gold in debut after recovering from career-threatening injury

Pooja Dhanda, who suffered a career-threatening tear to her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) three years ago, beat Geeta Phogat in the trials to seal her spot in the Indian Commonwealth Games squad.

How Navjot Kaur, first Indian woman to win gold at Asian Championships, charted her course from Tarn Taran to Bishkek
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How Navjot Kaur, first Indian woman to win gold at Asian Championships, charted her course from Tarn Taran to Bishkek

Navjot thrashed Japan's Miya Imai 9-1 in the final to emerge champion in the women's 65kg category.

Iran wrestling chief resigns over athletes paying the price for nation's anti-Israel policies
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Iran wrestling chief resigns over athletes paying the price for nation's anti-Israel policies

The head of Iran's wrestling federation resigned on Wednesday after criticising authorities for letting athletes pay the price for the ban on facing Israeli opponents.

Commonwealth Games 2018: With talent on her side, Divya Kakran will aim to wrestle her way to gold
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Commonwealth Games 2018: With talent on her side, Divya Kakran will aim to wrestle her way to gold

Before Divya Kakran clinched medals at the Asian and the Commonwealth Wrestling championships last year, she earned her reputation as the girl who comfortably defeated boys at various dangals across North India.

Wrestler Sakshi Malik says Sushil Kumar is her inspiration, wants to win successive Olympic medals like him
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Wrestler Sakshi Malik says Sushil Kumar is her inspiration, wants to win successive Olympic medals like him

Sakshi Malik, the bronze medal winner in the Rio Olympics in 2016, on Friday said that star wrestler Sushil Kumar has always been an inspiration for her and like him, she wanted to win two consecutive medals in the Olympics.

Yogeshwar Dutt won’t get an Olympic silver after IOC drops doping case against late Russian wrestler
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Yogeshwar Dutt won’t get an Olympic silver after IOC drops doping case against late Russian wrestler

Yogeshwar Dutt's chance to upgrade his 2012 London Olympics bronze medal to silver were finished, after the IOC decided to drop its doping investigation against late Russian wrestler Besik Kudokov.

Sakshi Malik gets engaged to fellow wrestler Satyawart Kadian in Rohtak
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Sakshi Malik gets engaged to fellow wrestler Satyawart Kadian in Rohtak

Rio Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik on Sunday got engaged to wrestler boyfriend Satyawart Kadian at her residence in Rohtak.

Babita Kumari loses her wrestling bout, bows out of Rio Olympics 2016
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Babita Kumari loses her wrestling bout, bows out of Rio Olympics 2016

Wrestler Babita Kumari lost 1-5 to Greece's Maria Prevolaraki in the women's Freestyle 53 kg 1/8 Final at the Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.

Road to Rio: Indian Navy wrestler Sandeep Tomar grapples to bring pride to India
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Road to Rio: Indian Navy wrestler Sandeep Tomar grapples to bring pride to India

Grappler Sandeep Tomar is confident of the wrestling contingent's medal chances at Rio, will he be one of the medal prospects?

Road to Rio: Can wrestler Sakshi Malik pick up where Geeta Phogat left off at Olympics 2016?
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Road to Rio: Can wrestler Sakshi Malik pick up where Geeta Phogat left off at Olympics 2016?

Sakshi Malik has always played second fiddle to Geeta phogat in their wrestling category, but this Olympic event paints a different picture.

Road to Rio: Rejuvenated Yogeshwar Dutt aims for Olympic gold despite injury setbacks
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Road to Rio: Rejuvenated Yogeshwar Dutt aims for Olympic gold despite injury setbacks

Yogeshwar Dutt's will and desire to compete and succeed at the top level is still driving him and hopefully, that is enough to secure India a medal at Rio.