Top Indian athletes joined forces in spreading the message of the power of sport in overcoming hurdles in life by featuring in a video on the occasion of Olympic Day.
National Sports Awards 2020: From Neeraj Chopra to Manika Batra, all the sports stars nominated for Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award
Here's a list of athletes who have been nominated so far for National Sports Awards in the Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award categories
Sakshi Malik says Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt's Olympics performances motivated her to go all out in pursuit of medal
Sakshi became India's first woman wrestler to win an Olympic medal when she defeated reigning Asian champion Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan 8-5 in the 58kg category, despite trailing 0-5 at one stage, in the repechage medal playoff.
Vinesh Phogat to be nominated for Khel Ratna Award, Sakshi Malik hopes to be considered for Arjuna Award
Vinesh Phogat, who is the lone woman wrestler to have qualified for the now-postponed Tokyo Olympics, had missed out on the honour last year with fellow grappler Bajrang Punia getting the prestigious award.
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
Tokyo Olympics 2020: All contenders in my weight category are almost at an equal level, says Sakshi Malik
Indian wrestling star and Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik on Monday said there was no specific challenge as such in her weight category and all contenders were almost at an equal level.
Young Sonam Mailk downed Sakshi Malik for the second time in a row, this time by pinning the Olympic medallist
Asian Wrestling Championships 2020 Review: Stars fizzle, upstarts sizzle as India end campaign with record haul
The latest edition of Asian Wrestling Championships in New Delhi, that ended on Sunday, saw India rack up a record haul of 20 medals across all three formats. Here are some key takeaways from the event.
Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Vinesh Phogat fails to break Mayu Mukaida jinx, but Indian women end campaign with best-ever haul
The win was Mukaida's third over Vinesh in as many matches, following the Japanese's 10-0 rout at last year's Asian Championships in Xian, China, and 7-0 takedown at the World Championships
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
Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Sakshi Malik wins silver, Vinesh Phogat gets bronze as Indian women put up best-ever display
Exploiting a weaker field, Sakshi Malik claimed a silver while Vinesh Phogat dominated her bronze medal play-off after losing to nemesis Mayu Mukaida as Indian women team registered its best-ever performance at the Asian Wrestling Championship, returning with eight medals on Friday.
Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Vinesh Phogat bows out of gold medal race; Sakshi Malik still in contention
The hard-working Vinesh will now fight for bronze against Vietnam's Thi Ly Kieu but even a medal won't suffice to lift her mood as she and the fans have high expectations from her
Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Indian women complete golden hat-trick; Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik to lead hosts' charge on Day 4
India's charge at the women's freestyle events of the ongoing Asian Wrestling Championships got off to a flying start with the hosts bagging four medals - three gold and one silver - of the possible five on Thursday.
Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat to spearhead 30-member Indian contingent
Besides Punia and Vinesh, who had won a bronze medal each in the World Championships last year, the 30-member India squad will also feature Deepak Punia, Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sakshi Malik seeking another round of trials after being defeated by 18-year-old Sonam Malik
Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik was humbled by two-time Cadet World Champion Sonam Malik during the trials in the 62kg category
Senior Asian Wrestling Championship: Sakshi Malik, Rahul Aware picked in India's non-Olympic weight categories contingent
According to a statement from the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), the selection trials of the non-Olympic categories were held on Sunday and Monday at the Sai Training Centres (STC) of Lucknow and Sonepat.
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.
Deepak Punia emerges as brightest star in Indian wrestling; Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat rock steady in 2019
The established names lived up to expectations for most part but what stood out for Indian wrestling in 2019 was the rise and rise of Deepak Punia amid a steady decline in the fortunes of Olympic trailblazers Sushil Kumar and Sakshi Malik.
Haryana Government clarifies Parineeti Chopra's contract for Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign ended in 2017
Parineeti Chopra was appointed the brand ambassador of Haryana's Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign in 2015.
South Asian Games 2019: Sakshi Malik leads charge as wrestlers' dominant performance sees India pull further ahead in medal tally
It was a gold rush for India in the swimming pool with Kushagra Rawat picking the first top prize of the day in men's 400m freestyle event with a time of 3:49.76 while compatriot Anand Shylaja took the silver in 4:01.02 for an Indian 1-2 finish