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Wrestling contemplating World Championships after Tokyo Olympics in 2021, reveals global body's vice president
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Wrestling contemplating World Championships after Tokyo Olympics in 2021, reveals global body's vice president

UWW plans to keep the world championship in its 2021 calendar as it would be the first time the event was staged in an Olympic year, its vice-president said on Monday.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Bajrang Punia assured of top-four seeding, Ravi Dahiya currently placed fourth in 57kg category
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Bajrang Punia assured of top-four seeding, Ravi Dahiya currently placed fourth in 57kg category

Punia began the year ranked number three with 25 points after his world bronze medal. He has overthrown world finalist Niyazbekov for the number two ranking

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games postponement may have opened door for dope-tainted wrestler Narsingh Yadav
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games postponement may have opened door for dope-tainted wrestler Narsingh Yadav

Yadav was handed a four-year doping ban just hours before his first bout at the Rio Olympics after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) won its appeal against an earlier exoneration

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Wrestling qualifiers in Budapest, Sofia postponed due to coronavirus outbreak
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Wrestling qualifiers in Budapest, Sofia postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

The international wrestling governing body, United World Wrestling (UWW), said it has postponed the European Olympic qualification and the world 'last chance' Olympic qualification due to the coronavirus epidemic.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: All contenders in my weight category are almost at an equal level, says Sakshi Malik
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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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Wrestler Bajrang Punia hopes for all-round improvement before Games, working on 'shortcomings'
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Wrestler Bajrang Punia hopes for all-round improvement before Games, working on 'shortcomings'

Ace wrestler Bajrang Punia on Monday said he was working on his 'shortcoming', especially leg defence while the focus was on the Olympics scheduled in Tokyo later this year.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kyrgyzstan government postpones Asian Olympic wrestling qualifiers amid coronavirus outbreak
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kyrgyzstan government postpones Asian Olympic wrestling qualifiers amid coronavirus outbreak

The Asian Olympic Wrestling Qualifiers, slated to begin next month in Bishkek, have been postponed following a directive by the Kyrgyzstan government.

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

Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Tournament will provide idea of where I stand today before Tokyo Olympics 2020, says Ravi Dahiya
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Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Tournament will provide idea of where I stand today before Tokyo Olympics 2020, says Ravi Dahiya

Top wrestlers from countries like Iran, Korea, Japan, and Mongolia will be in action at the Asian Championships to be held here from February 18 to 23, and Dahiya feels competing and excelling against the best will be a confidence-booster for him.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sakshi Malik seeking another round of trials after being defeated by 18-year-old Sonam Malik
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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

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India willing to host Asian Qualifiers, says WFI chief
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: India willing to host Asian Qualifiers, says WFI chief

India are scheduled to host the Asian Championship from 18 -23 February and the WFI chief is hoping the good arrangement will eventually help them grab the hosting of the Asian Olympic qualifiers.

Olympics podium on his mind, wrestler Ravi Dahiya aims to excel at Asian Wrestling Championships
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Olympics podium on his mind, wrestler Ravi Dahiya aims to excel at Asian Wrestling Championships

World Championship bronze medallist Ravi Kumar Dahiya says his main priority will be to stay injury-free and put up a good show at the Asian Wrestling Championships

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat raises questions on Padma Awards after snub, asks 'who decides who shall be awarded?'
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Wrestler Vinesh Phogat raises questions on Padma Awards after snub, asks 'who decides who shall be awarded?'

Vinesh Phogat on Sunday raised questions about the manner in which Padma awards are given to sportspersons, terming the process as an "unfair one" after facing the snub for the third time.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Jitender Kumar wins 74kg trial to qualify for season-opener in Italy, could replace Sushil Kumar at mega-event
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Jitender Kumar wins 74kg trial to qualify for season-opener in Italy, could replace Sushil Kumar at mega-event

Sushil had beaten Jitender in a bitterly-fought trials bout for the World Championships in September 2019

WFI president says 74 kg trials won't be postponed despite star wrestler Sushil Kumar's request
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WFI president says 74 kg trials won't be postponed despite star wrestler Sushil Kumar's request

Sushil Kumar may get a chance to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in March.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Bajrang Punia promises to show the world 'a new Bajrang' at the Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Bajrang Punia promises to show the world 'a new Bajrang' at the Games

Sounding out a warning to his rivals, a fit-again Bajrang Punia on Thursday said the wrestling world will see a new avatar of him at the Tokyo Olympics, where he will be one of India's strongest medal contenders.

Ace Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia parts ways with longtime coach Shako Bentinidis, claims report
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Ace Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia parts ways with longtime coach Shako Bentinidis, claims report

India's wrestling star Bajrang Punia and his longtime coach Shako Bentinidis of Georgia have parted ways just months before the start of the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Vinesh Phogat targets Tokyo glory to overcome Rio de Janeiro heartache
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Vinesh Phogat targets Tokyo glory to overcome Rio de Janeiro heartache

Still rankled by the Rio nightmare, Vinesh Phogat has secured herself another shot at Olympic glory at next year’s Tokyo Games after winning a bronze medal at the recent world championships at Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

World Wrestling Championships 2019: Match-by-match analysis of Ravi Kumar Dahiya's run to Tokyo Olympics quota and bronze medal
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World Wrestling Championships 2019: Match-by-match analysis of Ravi Kumar Dahiya's run to Tokyo Olympics quota and bronze medal

Here’s a detailed analysis of how Ravi Dahiya won India the Tokyo Olympics quota at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships and won a bronze medal:

World Wrestling Championships 2019: 'Unorthodox' Vinesh Phogat a puzzle for even world-class wrestlers
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World Wrestling Championships 2019: 'Unorthodox' Vinesh Phogat a puzzle for even world-class wrestlers

Unorthodox. A gyroscope, which does not lose balance. Opponents and coaches heap praise on VInesh Phogat after her bronze medal at the World Championships.