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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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

Coronavirus Outbreak: WFI donates Rs 11 lakh in fight against pandemic, cricketer Poonam Yadav Rs 2 lakh, SAI Rs 76 lakh
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Coronavirus Outbreak: WFI donates Rs 11 lakh in fight against pandemic, cricketer Poonam Yadav Rs 2 lakh, SAI Rs 76 lakh

India currently has over 1300 Coronavirus cases with 32 deaths. A 21-day lockdown has been placed until 14 April.

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: 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

Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Three-member Pakistan team, 17 others sponsored by world body
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Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Three-member Pakistan team, 17 others sponsored by world body

The National Federations are supposed to pay for their travelling squads but the United World Wrestling (UWW) recently decided to support nations who are not financially strong

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

Senior Asian Wrestling Championship: Sakshi Malik, Rahul Aware picked in India's non-Olympic weight categories contingent
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Senior Asian Wrestling Championship: Sakshi Malik, Rahul Aware picked in India's non-Olympic weight categories contingent

According to a statement from the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), the selection trials of the non-Olympic categories were held on Sunday and Monday at the Sai Training Centres (STC) of Lucknow and Sonepat.

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.