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Sakshi Malik, Anshu Malik, Pooja Sihag, and others opt out of World Wrestling Championships trials amid tragedy
Wrestling Federation of India's (WFI) trials for the upcoming World Championships will start on a tragic note on Monday here as Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Pooja Sihag lost her husband Ajay Nandal to an alleged drug overdose on Sunday in Hisar.
Commonwealth Games: Sakshi Malik also strongly thought about retirement. The demons in her mind were understandable as she was losing to her juniors in the domestic circuit and had not done much of notice since getting that historic bronze in Rio Olympics six years ago.
Commonwealth Games: Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and Deepak Punia bag gold on Day 8 as wrestlers bag medals in plenty
Bajrang Punia was a class apart while defending his title before Sakshi Malik produced a sensational gold medal winning effort as Indian wrestlers grabbed six medals, including three gold, at the Commonwealth Games
India's star wrestler Sakshi Malik won India's second gold medal in the discipline at the Commonwealth Games 2022 when she defeated Canada's Ana Gonzalez by pinfall in the women's 62 kg category final
India's Mansi (57kg) and Divya Kakran (68kg) too earned top of the podium finishes. Another Indian, Pooja won a bronze medal in 76kg.
Sakshi Malik defeated long-time nemesis Sonam Malik while Vinesh Phogat pipped Antim to emerge winner in the 53kg category in the trials in Lucknow.
It is still not clear who among the male athletes will be the joint flag-bearer.
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.