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Wrestling Federation of India objects to national sports federation status granted to Indian Style Wrestling Association
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Wrestling Federation of India objects to national sports federation status granted to Indian Style Wrestling Association

The Sports Ministry last month recognised ISWAI as a national federation for running the affairs of mud wrestling, the traditional style of the sport (Dangal).

Wrestler Narsingh Yadav cleared for World Cup in Serbia after returning negative COVID-19 test
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Wrestler Narsingh Yadav cleared for World Cup in Serbia after returning negative COVID-19 test

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) confirmed that he will travel to Belgrade on 14 December along with the men's freestyle squad.

WFI asks wrestlers who failed dope tests to return medals won in Khelo India Games
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WFI asks wrestlers who failed dope tests to return medals won in Khelo India Games

Six men's freestyle wrestlers and as many Greco Roman wrestlers have failed the dope test.

Khel Ratna awardee Vinesh Phogat tests positive for COVID-19; Bajrang Punia urges men's camp to proceed as planned
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Khel Ratna awardee Vinesh Phogat tests positive for COVID-19; Bajrang Punia urges men's camp to proceed as planned

Vinesh was one of the first wrestlers to raise concerns about health safety when the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) planned to resume the national camp in Lucknow from 1 September.

‘India has burned me deeply,’ says Andrew Cook on getting sacked as women’s wrestling coach by WFI
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‘India has burned me deeply,’ says Andrew Cook on getting sacked as women’s wrestling coach by WFI

Andrew Cook has been left wondering by WFI’s decision to sack him as women’s wrestling coach despite the fact that the American had done everything that was asked of him.

WFI set to fire foreign coach Andrew Cook for refusal to participate in SAI's online sessions; American denies accusation
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WFI set to fire foreign coach Andrew Cook for refusal to participate in SAI's online sessions; American denies accusation

According to WFI, Cook was recently contacted by Sports Authority of India (SAI) officials for attending sessions such as E-Pathshala, but the American allegedly told them that unless he receives his pending salary, he won't attend them.

Sakshi Malik says Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt's Olympics performances motivated her to go all out in pursuit of medal
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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.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian wrestling coaches Andrew Cook, Temo Kazarashvili awaiting payment of salaries
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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

Coronavirus Outbreak: WFI cancels U-15 nationals as UWW suspends all events till 30 June
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Coronavirus Outbreak: WFI cancels U-15 nationals as UWW suspends all events till 30 June

The national wrestling federation, WFI, on Tuesday cancelled the upcoming Under-15 national championship after world governing body UWW directed all members to cancel domestic events and also announced cancellation of all international tournaments planned until 30 June.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Confident of not only qualifying for Games but also standing on podium, says Narsingh Yadav
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Confident of not only qualifying for Games but also standing on podium, says Narsingh Yadav

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 has handed Narsingh Pancham Yadav a lifeline and the dope-tainted wrestler on Thursday said he will make full use of the "golden chance" after the federation announced that it won't come in the way of his return.

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

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.

Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh says Chinese, Pakistani grapplers will get visas ahead of Asian Championships
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Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh says Chinese, Pakistani grapplers will get visas ahead of Asian Championships

As per United World Wrestling bidding rules, it's mandatory for hosts to ensure all participating nations get visas for a tournament

Eight female wrestlers suspended for one year by WFI's disciplinary committee after leaving national camp early
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Eight female wrestlers suspended for one year by WFI's disciplinary committee after leaving national camp early

WFI Assistant Secretary Vinod Tomar said the wrestlers were suspended because they came to the camp only for trials and left at their will after the competition

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.

Gurpreet Singh, Sunil Kumar clinch gold medals at senior national wrestling championships
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Gurpreet Singh, Sunil Kumar clinch gold medals at senior national wrestling championships

Punjab's Gurpreet overcame two-time junior world championships medallist Sajan Bhanwal, representing Services, 3-1 in the 77kg category, to lift his fourth national title.

WFI bring Bajrang Punia's coach Shako Bentinidis under its wing till 2020 Tokyo Olympics
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WFI bring Bajrang Punia's coach Shako Bentinidis under its wing till 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Wilfredo Garcia was tried for a few days but Bajrang, who won his third world championship medal at Nur Sultan, was not convinced on hiring the Cuban.

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.