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newswrestling11 days ago

Indian wrestlers to travel along personal coaches in build-up to 2021 Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo-bound Indian wrestlers will have their personal foreign coaches by their side in the build-up to the Olympics, as they prepare for the upcoming 2021 Asian Wrestling Championships that begins on Tuesday. However, Sonam Malik will skip the event owing to a knee injury she suffered recently.
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newswrestling12 days ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Anshu Malik, Sonam Malik book Tokyo berths

Wrestlers Anshu Malik and Sonam Malik secured quotas for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in their respective categories by claiming Silver medals at the Asian Olympic Qualifiers, in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Meanwhile, Sandeep Singh Mann, Satyawart Kadian, and Sumit Malik missed out on a Tokyo-berth.
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newswrestlinga month ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Five wrestlers make the cut for Asian Olympic Qualifiers

Five Indian women wrestlers have qualified for the Asian Olympic qualifiers in Almaty, Kazakhstan during the selection trials staged at the SAI training centre, in Lucknow. 2016 Rio Olympics Bronze medallist Sakshi Malik was eliminated in the 62 kg category by current national champion Sonam Malik.
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newswrestling2 months ago

Matteo Pellicone Wrestling Event 2021 | Bajrang Punia strikes gold to defend title

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia successfully defended his 65kg title at the Matteo Pellicone Ranking series in Rome, last Sunday. On the other hand, Vishal Kaliramana added another medal to India’s tally by claiming a bronze in the 70kg category while Narsingh Yadav (80kg) bowed out without a prize.
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newswrestling9 months ago

Wrestling Federation of India to start national camp by first week of August

Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is likely to start its national training camp for both men and women by the first week of August, in Sonepat and Lucknow respectively. The Olympic bound athletes would get the first priority, while it is expected to expand to other categories as well.
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newswrestlinga year ago

India to field strong wrestling squad at U-23 World Championships

India is set to field a strong squad of freestyle wrestlers as they begin their campaign at the Under-23 World Championships in Budapest on Monday. Former junior Asian champion Sharvan Tomar in the 65 kg category, while Pinki, Nisha Dahiya, Naina Kanwal, and Reshma Mane will lead the women’s events.
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newswrestling2 years ago

WFI extends Shako Bentinidis’ contract till Tokyo Olympics

After all the controversies, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has handed a contract extension to Bajrang Punia’s Georgian coach Shako Bentinidis till the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. The federation has also appointed Russian coach Murad Gaidarov to guide Deepak Punia and Ravi Dahiya. 
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newswrestling2 years ago

Bajrang Punia denies reports about sacking of coach Shako Bentinidis

It has been reported earlier that Bajrang Punia has parted ways with longtime coach Shako Bentinidis of Georgia but Bajrang has dismissed the report saying that there is no truth in those reports. Bajrang is currently undergoing rehabilitation for an elbow injury and will resume training soon.
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newswrestling2 years ago

Reports | Bajrang Punia parts ways with coach Shako Bentindis

According to a report published by The Tribune, Bajrang Punia, the No. 1 wrestler in the world in the 65kg category, has parted ways with his longtime coach Shako Bentinidis. Bentinidis was not a famous figure among the wrestling community in India as he had a fractious relationship with the WFI.
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newswrestling2 years ago

Reports | Indian men’s freestyle wrestling coach Kossein Karimi likely to be sacked

According to reports, Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is likely to sack men’s freestyle national coach Hossein Karimi, six months after the Iranian was hired on a contract till the Tokyo Olympics. It has been learned that Karimi himself is not happy with the way things work in India.
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