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National camp for women wrestlers to begin in Lucknow on 10 October
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National camp for women wrestlers to begin in Lucknow on 10 October

The wrestlers will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine period and return negative test before they are allowed to begin mat training.

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.

After Vinesh Phogat and Deepak Punia, Rahul Aware becomes 5th wrestler to test positive for COVID-19
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After Vinesh Phogat and Deepak Punia, Rahul Aware becomes 5th wrestler to test positive for COVID-19

Rahul Aware had won a bronze medal in the non-Olympic 61kg weight category at the World Championships in Nur-Sultan last year.

Deepak Punia discharged from hospital, advised home isolation after testing COVID-19 positive
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Deepak Punia discharged from hospital, advised home isolation after testing COVID-19 positive

Besides the Olympic-bound Punia (86kg), the other two wrestlers who tested positive for the virus were Navin (65kg) and Krishan (125kg).

Tokyo Olympics-bound Deepak Punia, two other senior wrestlers test positive for COVID-19
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Tokyo Olympics-bound Deepak Punia, two other senior wrestlers test positive for COVID-19

Besides the Olympic-bound Punia (86kg), the other two wrestlers who have tested positive for the virus are Navin (65kg) and Krishan (125kg). All three are part of a national camp at the SAI Centre in Sonepat ahead of which the wrestlers are in quarantine.

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.

On this day: Wrestler Sushil Kumar wins bronze medal at Beijing Olympics in 2008
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On this day: Wrestler Sushil Kumar wins bronze medal at Beijing Olympics in 2008

Later on, in the 2012 London Olympics, Sushil Kumar changed the colour of his medal and clinched a silver medal and became the only Indian (since independence) to win two individual Olympic medals.

National Sports Awards 2020: Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat among five athletes to receive Khel Ratna; 29 finalised for Arjuna Award
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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

National Sports Awards 2020: Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat among four recommended for Khel Ratna Award
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National Sports Awards 2020: Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat among four recommended for Khel Ratna Award

Vinesh has been rewarded for her gold medals in the 2018 Commonwealth and Asian Games besides a bronze in the 2019 Asian Wrestling Championships.

Vinesh Phogat pulls out of national camp citing health concerns amid COVID-19; WFI surprised over decision
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Vinesh Phogat pulls out of national camp citing health concerns amid COVID-19; WFI surprised over decision

Vinesh Phogat said she falls sick very easily and does not want to take a chance with her health.

National wrestling camps for Tokyo Olympics hopefuls to begin on 1 September, announces SAI
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National wrestling camps for Tokyo Olympics hopefuls to begin on 1 September, announces SAI

While the month-long wrestling camp for the male grapplers will be held at SAI Sonepat, the women will train at the nodal sports body's Lucknow centre.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Bajrang Punia, Vikas Krishan staying focused on goal despite coronavirus forcing longest-ever off-season
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Bajrang Punia, Vikas Krishan staying focused on goal despite coronavirus forcing longest-ever off-season

Despite the coronavirus pandemic disrupting their preparations for the Olympics and imposing upon them their longest off-seasons, Bajrang Punia and Vikas Krishan, two of India's biggest hopes for a medal at Tokyo 2020 are upbeat.

James Harris, towering professional wrestler popularly known as Kamala, passes away at 70 due to COVID-19
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James Harris, towering professional wrestler popularly known as Kamala, passes away at 70 due to COVID-19

As Kamala, a racist caricature of an African tribal warrior, James Harris became a top draw in the WWF and elsewhere as a menacing but bumbling African tribal warrior, fated always to lose to his white opponents.

SAI shortlists 258 athletes for Junior TOPS group, to be provided Rs 25,000 in monthly allowance
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SAI shortlists 258 athletes for Junior TOPS group, to be provided Rs 25,000 in monthly allowance

The support will be extended through a group/systems approach and a monthly out of pocket allowance of Rs 25,000 will be given to every TOPS athlete.

Past Masters of Indian Sports: Khashaba Jadhav, the scrawny wrestler whose stature towered over everyone
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Past Masters of Indian Sports: Khashaba Jadhav, the scrawny wrestler whose stature towered over everyone

The legend of Khashaba Jadhav, India’s first individual Olympic medallist after independence, has endured the test of time solely through monochromatic images and technicolour tales passed from one generation to the other in taleems, as akharas in Maharashtra are known.

Turning Point: 'No one sees an athlete's dark days', says Bajrang Punia as he recalls 2011 and 2015 injuries
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Turning Point: 'No one sees an athlete's dark days', says Bajrang Punia as he recalls 2011 and 2015 injuries

Bajrang Punia recalls those two injuries that were the turning points of his career.

‘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.

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.

'It can be challenging but constant communication is key', says IIS CEO Rushdee Warley on resumption of training under new guidelines
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'It can be challenging but constant communication is key', says IIS CEO Rushdee Warley on resumption of training under new guidelines

At the JSW's Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS), a private high performance centre in Vijaynagar, Karnataka, the challenges include minimising the risk of infections but also ensuring the athletes don't miss out on crucial aspects of training.

Vinesh Phogat to be nominated for Khel Ratna Award, Sakshi Malik hopes to be considered for Arjuna Award
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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.