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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.

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.

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia rubbishes report of sacking personal coach Shako Bentinidis, says 'there is no truth to it'
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Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia rubbishes report of sacking personal coach Shako Bentinidis, says 'there is no truth to it'

Dismissing the report that he has sacked his personal coach Shako Bentinidis, star wrestler Bajrang Punia on Friday said the Georgian is very much in his team and he has no plans to make any change to his support staff.

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.

World Wrestling Championships 2019: Vinesh Phogat clinches bronze and Tokyo 2020 quota; Pooja Dhanda stays in reckoning
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World Wrestling Championships 2019: Vinesh Phogat clinches bronze and Tokyo 2020 quota; Pooja Dhanda stays in reckoning

Vinesh Phogat is only the fifth Indian woman wrestler to win a medal at the World Championships after Alka Tomar (2006), Geeta Phogat (2012), Babita Phogat (2012) and Pooja Dhanda (2018).

World Wrestling Championships 2019: Analysing Vinesh Phogat's run to bronze and Tokyo Olympics 2020 quota at Nur-Sultan
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World Wrestling Championships 2019: Analysing Vinesh Phogat's run to bronze and Tokyo Olympics 2020 quota at Nur-Sultan

Here’s a round-by-round breakdown of how Vinesh Phogat ensured a quota for India at next year’s Olympics and won bronze:

Wrestling World Championships 2019: India off to poor start as all four Greco-Roman wrestlers lose respective matches
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Wrestling World Championships 2019: India off to poor start as all four Greco-Roman wrestlers lose respective matches

If the winners against the India wrestlers reach the title-clash, they will get repechage rounds to be in contention for bronze medals.

Wrestling World Championships 2019: Detailed breakdown of 18 weight classes offering 2020 Tokyo Olympics quotas
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Wrestling World Championships 2019: Detailed breakdown of 18 weight classes offering 2020 Tokyo Olympics quotas

18 categories at the 2019 World Championships will offer six quota places each for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Here's a look at the Indian grapplers in each weight class besides the biggest contenders from across the world:

Wrestling World Championships 2019: From Indians in action to Tokyo Olympics 2020 quotas on offer, all you need to know
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Wrestling World Championships 2019: From Indians in action to Tokyo Olympics 2020 quotas on offer, all you need to know

With quotas for the Tokyo Olympics on offer, the 2019 Wrestling World Championships will be keenly contested with the best grapplers from the world in attendance. Here's all you need to know about the event:

Wrestling World Championships 2019: Bajrang Punia handed top seeding in 65kg category; Rahul Aware 2nd seed in 61kg
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Wrestling World Championships 2019: Bajrang Punia handed top seeding in 65kg category; Rahul Aware 2nd seed in 61kg

World No 1 Bajrang, who is in Russia for training ahead of the championships, had bagged a silver in the last edition and a bronze in 2013 in 60kg.

Wrestling World Championships trials: Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik coast through, Pooja Dhanda knocked out by Sarita Mor
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Wrestling World Championships trials: Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik coast through, Pooja Dhanda knocked out by Sarita Mor

The 57kg was the toughest category in the Wrestling World Championship trial with Pooja, fast-rising Anshu Malik, world number four Manju and Sarita in the fray

Wrestling World Championships women's trials likely to be more competitive than men's, says national coach Kuldeep Malik
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Wrestling World Championships women's trials likely to be more competitive than men's, says national coach Kuldeep Malik

However, it remains to be seen how the young wrestlers will fare against someone like Vinesh Phogat in the trials, who has asserted her dominance at the international level

Wrestling World Championship trials: Bajrang Punia breezes into India squad; Ravi Kumar Dahiya wins competitive 57kg category
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Wrestling World Championship trials: Bajrang Punia breezes into India squad; Ravi Kumar Dahiya wins competitive 57kg category

Only Harphul Singh, the reigning national champion, attempted to take on the world number one but he could not compete with Bajrang Punia for two full rounds.

Wrestling rankings: Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia regains World No 1 spot in men's 65 kg freestyle category
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Wrestling rankings: Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia regains World No 1 spot in men's 65 kg freestyle category

Bajrang Punia, who won gold in the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games as well as a silver in the World Championships last year, secured 58 ranking points ahead of Akhmed Chakaev of Russia

Wrestling World Championships: India's Greco Roman wrestlers bow out of tournament with tame defeats
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Wrestling World Championships: India's Greco Roman wrestlers bow out of tournament with tame defeats

India's campaign at the World Championship ended with Greco Roman wrestlers yet again coming a cropper on the final day of the competitions

Wrestling World Championships: Bajrang Punia's coach Shako Bentinidis says he needs to work on power, lower body technique
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Wrestling World Championships: Bajrang Punia's coach Shako Bentinidis says he needs to work on power, lower body technique

After Bajrang Punia became the first Indian wrestler to win two medals at the World Championships, he and his coach Shako Bentinidis talk to Firstpost about what the 24-year-old needs to do from now to become even better.

Wrestling World Championships: Three Indian Greco Roman wrestlers suffer defeat in early rounds
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Wrestling World Championships: Three Indian Greco Roman wrestlers suffer defeat in early rounds

India's Greco Roman wrestlers continued to struggle at the World Championship with only Manish managing to clear qualification round on Friday.

LISTEN: Full script of Episode 70 of Spodcast where we discuss Pooja Dhanda's bronze medal, Indian badminton news and more
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LISTEN: Full script of Episode 70 of Spodcast where we discuss Pooja Dhanda's bronze medal, Indian badminton news and more

Here's the full script of Episode 70 of Spodcast where we discuss BCCI state units demand the suspension of CEO Rahul Johri, wrestler Pooja Dhanda's bronze medal, India's day at the French Open – we discuss these stories and more

Wrestling World Championships: Pooja Dhanda wins bronze medal in 57kg category; Ritu Phogat, Sakshi Malik falter
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Wrestling World Championships: Pooja Dhanda wins bronze medal in 57kg category; Ritu Phogat, Sakshi Malik falter

India won its second medal at the 2018 Wrestling World Championships after Pooja Dhanda won a bronze medal in the women's freestyle 57kg weight class at Budapest on Thursday.

Wrestling World Championships: Ritu Malik in contention for bronze; Sakshi Malik, Ritu Phogat suffer defeats
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Wrestling World Championships: Ritu Malik in contention for bronze; Sakshi Malik, Ritu Phogat suffer defeats

Ritu Malik kept India in medal contention by reaching the bronze play-off but there was no end to the woes of Sakshi Malik, who suffered a humiliating quarter-final defeat, and Ritu Phogat at the World Championship on Wednesday.