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You will see the dominant Bajrang Punia of 2018 soon, says wrestler after winning CWG trials
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You will see the dominant Bajrang Punia of 2018 soon, says wrestler after winning CWG trials

Bajrang, who is under the scanner for lack of attacking moves in his bouts since the Asian Championship, booked his berth in the national team with wins over Sujeet (4-0) and Vishal Kalliraman (2-1).

Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya not to get direct entry into finals of CWG and Asian Games selection trials
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Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya not to get direct entry into finals of CWG and Asian Games selection trials

Punia and Dahiya will not get direct entries into the final during trials for CWG and Asian Games owing to the unrest among upcoming grapplers during the recent Asian Championship trials.

Asian Wrestling Championships: Ravi Kumar Dahiya wins gold; Bajrang Punia, Gourav Balian clinch silver
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Asian Wrestling Championships: Ravi Kumar Dahiya wins gold; Bajrang Punia, Gourav Balian clinch silver

Ravi Dahiya, the Tokyo Olympics silver medallist, conceded early lead in all his bouts, but as is his wont, bounced back in tremendous fashion to outsmart his rivals in the men's freestyle event.

Asian Wrestling Championships: Ravi Dahiya, Bajrang Punia to fight for gold; Gourav Baliyan also reaches final
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Asian Wrestling Championships: Ravi Dahiya, Bajrang Punia to fight for gold; Gourav Baliyan also reaches final

India have so far won 10 medals, including two silver, in the continental championship.

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.

Senior Asian Championship: SAI sanctions Rs 1.28 crore for participation of 30 wrestlers
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Senior Asian Championship: SAI sanctions Rs 1.28 crore for participation of 30 wrestlers

Sports Authority of India has approved Rs 1.28 crore for the participation of 30 wrestlers, including Olympic medallists Ravi Dahiya and Bajrang Punia, at the Senior Asian Championship beginning in Mongolia on Tuesday.

Bajrang Punia manages to prevail against fighting Rohit, secures 65kg spot in team for Asian Championship
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Bajrang Punia manages to prevail against fighting Rohit, secures 65kg spot in team for Asian Championship

The national federation put Bajrang, Tokyo Olympic silver medallist Ravi Dahiya and Deepak Punia directly in the finals, a move which did not amuse other competing wrestlers and their coaches.

Olympic silver medallist Ravi Dahiya, Deepak Punia and six other wrestlers to attend special camp in Bulgaria
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Olympic silver medallist Ravi Dahiya, Deepak Punia and six other wrestlers to attend special camp in Bulgaria

The 14-member squad will include four freestyle, four Greco-Roman wrestlers, four sparring partners and two coaches, a WFI release stated.

Year in review 2021: From Neeraj Chopra's rise in seven-star Olympic show to fall of Sushil Kumar, this year had it all
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Year in review 2021: From Neeraj Chopra's rise in seven-star Olympic show to fall of Sushil Kumar, this year had it all

Chopra's javelin flew high and did not come down until it had travelled enough to provide a golden touch to India's best-ever Olympic campaign in Tokyo in a momentous 2021 which also saw the fall of the great Sushil Kumar.

Delhi govt gives Rs 2 crore 'Samman Rashi' to Tokyo Olympic star Ravi Dahiya
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Delhi govt gives Rs 2 crore 'Samman Rashi' to Tokyo Olympic star Ravi Dahiya

The ceremony, organised by the Directorate of Education and Sports, saw the Delhi government honouring the medal winners and sportspersons from Delhi representing India in Tokyo Olympics & Paralympics 2020

Watch: Neeraj Chopra, Mithali Raj and other athletes conferred the Khel Ratna award
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Watch: Neeraj Chopra, Mithali Raj and other athletes conferred the Khel Ratna award

12 Indian athletes were bestowed the Khel Ratna Award at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Decision on extension of foreign coaches after Nationals, says WFI
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Decision on extension of foreign coaches after Nationals, says WFI

Georgian Shako Bentinidis is attached with Tokyo bronze winner Bajrang Punia while Russian Kamal Malikov trains Ravi Dahiya, who became the new super star of Indian wrestling after winning a silver in the Japanese capital.

Biggest challenge for an athlete is repeating a gold at the Olympics, says Neeraj Chopra
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Biggest challenge for an athlete is repeating a gold at the Olympics, says Neeraj Chopra

“Yeh time hai aage badhne ka. I’ll now hang this gold at home and start preparing for the next season’s competitions and then the next Olympic Games,” said Neeraj Chopra.

World Wrestling Championships: Olympic silver medallist Ravi Dahiya to skip upcoming tournament
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World Wrestling Championships: Olympic silver medallist Ravi Dahiya to skip upcoming tournament

Dahiya and other Tokyo Games medal winners have been hopping from one state to another for the numerous felicitation functions being organised in their honour.

Cheat meal of Olympic medallists: Humble churma in spotlight after Neeraj Chopra, Bajrang Punia’s Tokyo 2020 triumph
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Cheat meal of Olympic medallists: Humble churma in spotlight after Neeraj Chopra, Bajrang Punia’s Tokyo 2020 triumph

Neeraj Chopra loves it. So does Bajrang Punia. Churma, humble Haryanvi fare made out of crushed roti and generous amount of sugar and ghee, is the cheat meal for some of India's Tokyo 2020 Olympics medallists.

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur promises expansion of TOPS, financial windfall for Tokyo 2020 performers
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Sports Minister Anurag Thakur promises expansion of TOPS, financial windfall for Tokyo 2020 performers

This is the first time that IOA is offering cash incentives to Olympic medallists.

WFI president says feedback from wrestlers important to decide on extending contracts of foreign coaches
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WFI president says feedback from wrestlers important to decide on extending contracts of foreign coaches

All the coaches had their contracts till the Tokyo Olympics and the fresh ones will be finalised in a few days after WFI sits with the wrestlers, who are now busy with felicitations.

Tokyo Big Picture: At the Olympics, for some athletes even a silver medal reeks of failure
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Tokyo Big Picture: At the Olympics, for some athletes even a silver medal reeks of failure

For athletes like Geno Petriashvili, Hassan Yazdanicharati, Benjamin Whittaker and India’s Ravi Dahiya, you don’t win silver. You settle.

Tokyo Big Picture: Vignettes from Indian contingent’s three weeks in Japanese capital
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Tokyo Big Picture: Vignettes from Indian contingent’s three weeks in Japanese capital

As the Indian contingent returns after a seven-medal haul at Tokyo Olympics, here are some unmissable nuggets from Tokyo.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Monetary rewards for each of the Indian medallists
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Monetary rewards for each of the Indian medallists

Following a successful Olympics, the seven medallists were handsomely rewarded by the Indian and state governments, as well as other sporting bodies. Here, we take a look at each of their monetary rewards