Asian Wrestling Championship: Vinesh Phogat eases into 53 kg final to stay in contention for maiden continental title
There was no stopping Vinesh in the absence of the Chinese and Japanese rivals as she cruised to the summit round without losing a point and can now win her first gold medal at the Continental championship.
Anshu lost the gold medal bout 4-7 to Mongolia's Khongorzul Boldsaikhan while Sonam did not compete in the final due to an injury.
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.
Sakshi Malik sued Venkateshwara Creations, the makers of V over the use of her image in the film without her permission
Sonam Malik among five Indian wrestlers scheduled to compete at Asian Olympic Qualifying Event in Kazakhstan
Apart from Sonam, the other four wrestlers to make the cut are Seema (50Kg), Anshu Malik (57Kg), Nisha (68Kg) and Pooja (76Kg).
Mumbai-based model and actor Sakshi Malik filed a complaint against the makers of V for allegedly using her photograph without permission
Anshu, who is coming up from the junior ranks, clinched her third medal at the senior level from as many tournaments. She lost the gold medal bout 1-5 to Moldova's Anastasia Nichita on Wednesday night.
This was due to the fact that they had already won the Khel Ratna, the country's highest sporting honour.
National Sports Awards 2020: Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat among five athletes to receive Khel Ratna; 29 finalised for Arjuna Award
This is the first time in the history of awards that five athletes have been recommended for the Khel Ratna, with the final decision resting on sports minister Kiren Rijiju
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.