Past Masters of Indian Sports: Khashaba Jadhav, the scrawny wrestler whose stature towered over everyone
The legend of Khashaba Jadhav, India’s first individual Olympic medallist after independence, has endured the test of time solely through monochromatic images and technicolour tales passed from one generation to the other in taleems, as akharas in Maharashtra are known.
Coronavirus crisis forces sportspersons to contemplate playing behind closed doors while chess and poker go online
The coronavirus pandemic has pushed hyperactive sportspeople, used to living out of suitcases, to grapple with adjusting to the new normal, which is to stay at home and maintain fitness.
Rome Ranking Series 2020: Vinesh Phogat clinches 53kg gold with win over Ecuador's Luisa Elizabeth Valverde
Vinesh downed two tough Chinese rivals on her way to the 53kg gold medal bout in which she overpowered Ecuador's Luisa Elizabeth Valverde 4-0.
Three-time World Junior Championships medallist Sajan Bhanwal (77kg) lost a close semi-final bout 4-5 to Japan's Kodai Sakuraba. He will now fight for the bronze on Saturday.
Ravinder takes on Kyrgyzstan's Ulukbek Zholdoshbekov in the summit showdown that is scheduled to take place on Wednesday night
Wrestling Federation of India likely to sack Iranian coach Hossein Karimi six months after being hired
WFI said it as not yet decided on sacking Karimi, who as Iran's national coach, had led his nation to three men's freestyle medals, including a gold, at the 2016 Rio Olympics
Still rankled by the Rio nightmare, Vinesh Phogat has secured herself another shot at Olympic glory at next year’s Tokyo Games after winning a bronze medal at the recent world championships at Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
World Wrestling Championships 2019: Sushil Kumar says he participated in marquee event only to announce his return
Sushil Kumar said, 'I lack in stamina and defence as of now. My coach Malikov had said he wants 90 day-training to put me back in shape.'
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sakshi Malik credits bronze medal in Rio for 'sea-change' in people's attitude towards wrestling
Sakshi Malik appeared optimistic with her preparations for the World Championships in September and said that she'll look to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
From absolute dominance to good scrap: Vinesh Phogat reveals change in strategy after clinching World Championships berth
Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia are considered India's best bets for medals at the Tokyo Olympic Games but she said the Indian team shaping up for Olympics will be full of strong contenders.
Pooja Dhanda interview: World Championships bronze medallist says Indians need to get better at ground wrestling
World Championships bronze medallist Pooja Dhanda talks to Firstpost about how Indian wrestlers are weak at ground wrestling, and her plans in the next few months with the 2019 World Championships on the horizon.
Asian Wrestling Championships 2019: Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat clinch bronze medals; Pooja Dhanda, Navjot lose playoffs
Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat won a bronze medal each as Indian women ended their campaign without a gold medal in the Asian Wrestling Championships.
Asian Wrestling Championships 2019: Amit Dhankar, Vicky win silver after losing finals; Rahul Aware clinches bronze in 61kg event
Amit Dhankar clinched a silver medal while Rahul Aware won a bronze as Indian wrestlers continued their impressive performance at the Asian Championships.
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.
Senior National Wrestling Championship: Amit Dhankar, Mausam Khatri, Rahul Aware claim gold; Deepak Punia wins bronze
Dhankar, former Asian and Commonwealth Champion, mixed his aggressive tactics with solid defence en route to his seventh National title in the men's freestyle competition.
Punia, who won gold at junior Asian Championships earlier this year, lost the 86kg freestyle final to Turkey's Arif Ozen on Sunday.
Junior World Wrestling Championship: Anshu Malil clinches bronze in 59kg category; Mansi inches closer to medal
Anshu Malik ensured that India do not endure a medal-less day at the Junior World Wrestling Championship as she grabbed a bronze in the 59kg category
Wrestlers Geeta and Babita Phogat cite injuries for inability to attend national camp after WFI's sanctions
With the Asian Games participation in limbo after the Wrestling Federation of India’s sanctions for missing national camps, the Phogat sisters have cited injuries as the reason being their no-shows.
Geeta Phogat, Satyawart Kadian among 15 wrestlers who could miss Asian Games 2018 after skipping national camp
The absence of 15 of the nation’s top wrestlers from national camps has drawn the ire of WFI, which has decided to discipline them, including the four Phogat sisters, due to breach of discipline.
Kushti in Mumbai: Akharas preserve traditional form of Indian wrestling, despite lack of funding, support
The pehelwans practice Kushti in these akharas twice a day, while juggling day jobs