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Asian Wrestling Championships serve purpose for Indian wrestlers in busy year
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Asian Wrestling Championships serve purpose for Indian wrestlers in busy year

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.

Big-match failures keep Deepak Punia away from star status
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Big-match failures keep Deepak Punia away from star status

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
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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

Asian Wrestling Championships: Indian grapplers, WFI gear up for packed season
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Asian Wrestling Championships: Indian grapplers, WFI gear up for packed season

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
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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
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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
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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.

Wrestling World Championships: Anshu Malik scripts history as 1st Indian woman to make final
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Wrestling World Championships: Anshu Malik scripts history as 1st Indian woman to make final

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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian wrestlers Ravi Dahiya, Deepak Punia storm into semi-finals
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian wrestlers Ravi Dahiya, Deepak Punia storm into semi-finals

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
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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.

Firstpost Explains: Sushil Kumar link in Sagar Dhankar murder case and how it impacts his legacy
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Firstpost Explains: Sushil Kumar link in Sagar Dhankar murder case and how it impacts his legacy

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.

Wrestlers Sonam Malik, Anshu Malik qualify for Tokyo Olympics at Asian Olympic Qualifiers
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Wrestlers Sonam Malik, Anshu Malik qualify for Tokyo Olympics at Asian Olympic Qualifiers

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.

India's Greco Roman wrestlers miss out on Olympic quotas at Asian Qualifiers in Almaty
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India's Greco Roman wrestlers miss out on Olympic quotas at Asian Qualifiers in Almaty

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
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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
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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
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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.

U23 World Wrestling Championships: Pooja Gehlot wins silver; Sajan Bhanwal to fight for bronze
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U23 World Wrestling Championships: Pooja Gehlot wins silver; Sajan Bhanwal to fight for bronze

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.

U23 World Wrestling Championship: Ravinder moves into the final, secures India's first medal
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U23 World Wrestling Championship: Ravinder moves into the final, secures India's first medal

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
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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

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Vinesh Phogat targets Tokyo glory to overcome Rio de Janeiro heartache
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Vinesh Phogat targets Tokyo glory to overcome Rio de Janeiro heartache

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.