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The 17-medal haul was also bigger than last year’s 14 but just one gold in comparison to five in 2021 meant India dropped to the fifth spot from third in the medals tally.
Dronacharya awardee coaches explain why young wrestler Deepak Punia is failing to win big bouts.
Asian Wrestling Championships: Anshu Malik jumps rank over stars of Indian wrestling with stellar show
In absence of Vinesh Phogat, Anshu Malik leads the pack with a silver medal as women wrestlers grab five medals at the Asian Wrestling Championships
Indian wrestlers are all set for their first major hurdle of the year as they face the best in the continent at the Asian Wrestling Championships in a jam-packed calendar.
Dangals of Crime, two-part docuseries on Discovery+, shines a light on the mafia embedded in Indian wrestling
Olympian Sushil Kumar's recent arrest was not a case of a bad apple. It was a symptom of something systemic — the inextricable links between wrestling and organised crime in Delhi-NCR and adjacent regions.
Sushil Kumar's fall from grace, Olympic success, Anshu Malik the new star: 2021 had it all for Indian wrestling
The way the 38-year old Sushil, the only Indian wrestler to have won two Olympic medals and a world title, played hide and seek with the police before being arrested, sort of exposed the seedy underbelly of Indian wrestling
National Wrestling Championship: Time to prove myself yet again, have worked hard on fitness, says Geeta Phogat
Geeta Phogat is not short on inspiration and motivation but a tad nervous about how her second innings will pan out.
Only five Indian women wrestlers have won medals at the Worlds and all of them — Alka Tomar (2006), Geeta Phogat (2012), Babita Phogat (2012), Pooja Dhanda (2018) and Vinesh Phogat (2019) — have clinched bronze.
Such was the dominance of 23-year Dahiya that he won both his bouts on technical superiority to set up a 57kg semi-final clash with Kazakhstan's Nurislam Sanayev.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ravi Dahiya, Deepak Punia get good draw; European champion awaits Anshu Malik in 57kg opener
The 19-year-old Anshu Malik has got a difficult opener as she has drawn European champion Irina Kurachikina.
Sushil Kumar may still emerge as innocent from the Sagar murder case but there's no doubt his alleged involvement in it has already sullied his legacy.
Sonam Malik, who beat 2016 Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik at the trials, became the youngest Indian female wrestler to qualify for the Olympic Games.
Only the finalists will earn a place in the Tokyo Games from this event and five Indians lost in the last-four stage to miss the chance on the opening day of the competition.
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.