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Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian wrestling coaches Andrew Cook, Temo Kazarashvili awaiting payment of salaries
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian wrestling coaches Andrew Cook, Temo Kazarashvili awaiting payment of salaries

Women's team coach Cook left for Seattle in the USA on 19 March after the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) called off the national camp in Lucknow on 17 March due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus Outbreak: Wrestler Pooja Dhanda calls for fresh Olympic trials post-lockdown
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Wrestler Pooja Dhanda calls for fresh Olympic trials post-lockdown

"I think there should be a trial once normalcy returns. There is one full year before the Olympics and it has never happened that a qualifier is held so early," Pooja said.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sakshi Malik to have second trial for qualifiers after Sonam Malik fails to win medal at Asian Championship
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sakshi Malik to have second trial for qualifiers after Sonam Malik fails to win medal at Asian Championship

Two-time Cadet World champion Sonam Malik had defeated Sakshi during the 62kg trials but since she could not win a medal at the Asian Championship, the WFI has given Rio Olympic bronze medallist one more chance to book her place in the Indian team

Sonam Malik stuns Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik to seal spot in Indian team for Asian Championship
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Sonam Malik stuns Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik to seal spot in Indian team for Asian Championship

Sonam Malik stunned Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik while another promising junior Anshu Malik knocked out World Championship medallist Pooja Dhanda to seal their places in the Indian team for the Asian Championships on Saturday.

Wrestler Ravi Dahiya included in TOPS, out-of-form Sakshi Malik dropped
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Wrestler Ravi Dahiya included in TOPS, out-of-form Sakshi Malik dropped

The decision was taken by the Sports Authority of India's (SAI) Mission Olympic Cell. Ravi won a bronze in the men's 57kg freestyle category in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

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: Vinesh Phogat clinches bronze and Tokyo 2020 quota; Pooja Dhanda stays in reckoning
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World Wrestling Championships 2019: Vinesh Phogat clinches bronze and Tokyo 2020 quota; Pooja Dhanda stays in reckoning

Vinesh Phogat is only the fifth Indian woman wrestler to win a medal at the World Championships after Alka Tomar (2006), Geeta Phogat (2012), Babita Phogat (2012) and Pooja Dhanda (2018).

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.

Pooja Dhanda, Navjot Kaur make India squad for World Wrestling Championship without facing any opponents in trials
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Pooja Dhanda, Navjot Kaur make India squad for World Wrestling Championship without facing any opponents in trials

Pooja and Navjot didn't have to fight a single bout in the trials for the world championships as the WFI had barred 25 wrestlers from the trials for indiscipline

Wrestling World Championships trials: Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik coast through, Pooja Dhanda knocked out by Sarita Mor
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Wrestling World Championships trials: Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik coast through, Pooja Dhanda knocked out by Sarita Mor

The 57kg was the toughest category in the Wrestling World Championship trial with Pooja, fast-rising Anshu Malik, world number four Manju and Sarita in the fray

Vinesh Phogat clinches second gold in two weeks after beating Ekaterina Poleshchuk in Yasar Dogu International final
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Vinesh Phogat clinches second gold in two weeks after beating Ekaterina Poleshchuk in Yasar Dogu International final

Vinesh, who stood atop the podium at Grand Prix of Spain last week, beat her Russian opponent 9-5 in the final of the UWW ranking series tournament

Pooja Dhanda Interview: 'Made mistakes in opportune positions', Olympics medal hopeful reflects on loss in Ranking Series final
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Pooja Dhanda Interview: 'Made mistakes in opportune positions', Olympics medal hopeful reflects on loss in Ranking Series final

Pooja Dhanda had triumped over 2017 European champion Grace Jacob Bullen at the World Championships last year. But suffered a 5-0 defeat against her in the gold medal contest in Ranking Series tournament in Italy.

Pooja Dhanda interview: World Championships bronze medallist says Indians need to get better at ground wrestling
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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.

Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by Wrestling Federation of India
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Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by Wrestling Federation of India

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) recommended recently-crowned Asian Champion Bajrang Punia and last year's Asian Games gold-medallist Vinesh Phogat for the country's highest sporting honour – the Rajeev Khel Ratna award.

Asian Wrestling Championships 2019: Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat clinch bronze medals; Pooja Dhanda, Navjot lose playoffs
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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.

Wrestler Bajrang Punia clinches gold medal in Bulgaria; Vinesh Phogat wins silver after losing in final
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Wrestler Bajrang Punia clinches gold medal in Bulgaria; Vinesh Phogat wins silver after losing in final

Bajrang Punia won the gold medal at the Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament and dedicated the win to IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.

Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov wrestling: Vinesh Phogat shows great form to beat Sarah Hildebrandt and enter final
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Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov wrestling: Vinesh Phogat shows great form to beat Sarah Hildebrandt and enter final

Vinesh Phogat displayed great form to make the 53kg finals with a win over world silver medallist Sarah Hildebrandt of USA at the Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov wrestling in Ruse, Bulgaria on Saturday.

Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov wrestling: Pooja Dhanda claims gold in 59 kg category; Sakshi Malik wins silver
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Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov wrestling: Pooja Dhanda claims gold in 59 kg category; Sakshi Malik wins silver

Pooja Dhanda claimed gold in the 59kg category while Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik wins silver medal in the 65kg category at the Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov wrestling

Pro Wrestling League 2019: Skipper Pooja Dhanda leads from front to guide MP Yodhas past Delhi Sultans
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Pro Wrestling League 2019: Skipper Pooja Dhanda leads from front to guide MP Yodhas past Delhi Sultans

Skipper Pooja Dhanda lived up to the expectations as she defeated Romanian Katherina Zhydachivska of Delhi Sultans 6-0 to register the first win for MP Yodha in a Pro Wrestling League (PWL) season 4 match at the Tau Devi Lal Indoor Stadium on Tuesday.

Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat get Grade A contracts; Olympic medallists Sushil Kumar, Sakshi Malik in Grade B
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Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat get Grade A contracts; Olympic medallists Sushil Kumar, Sakshi Malik in Grade B

It was expected that Bajrang and Vinesh, who won the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games gold medals this year, will be kept in the top grade.