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newswrestling6 days ago

Ravi Dahiya and Bajrang Punia to skip Nationals, Commonwealth Championship

Indian wrestlers and 2020 Tokyo Olympic medalists Ravi Dahiya and Bajrang Punia will skip the upcoming senior national wrestling Championship and the Commonwealth Championship. Bajrang has been recovering from the ligament injury that compelled him to compete at the Olympics with a strapped knee.
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newswrestling9 days ago

Aim is to bring back a medal each from 2022 CWG and Asian Games, states Ravi Dahiya

Indian wrestler Ravi Dahiya is aiming to bring home a medal each from the 2022 CWG and the 2022 Asian Games, after claiming a silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics earlier this year. The wrestler recently pulled out of the 2021 World Wrestling Championships, due to lack of preparation time.
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newswrestling2 months ago

Bajrang Punia set to miss World Championships owing to ligament tear

Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Bajrang Punia will miss out on the World Championships in October, after he was advised six-week rehabilitation to overcome a ligament tear that he suffered in the build-up to the Games. The wrestling world championships will be held in Oslo, Norway from October 2-10.
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newswrestling2 months ago

Vinesh Phogat's physio was not included in Tokyo contingent in spite of her requests

The Wrestling Federation of India had apparently sent more than the permitted number of support staff for the Tokyo Games, even though Vinesh Phogat’s personal physio was not included in spite of her requests. The seven-member wrestling squad fetched two medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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newswrestling3 months ago

Twitter reacts to Bajrang Punia bagging bronze to deliver India sixth medal of Tokyo 2020

Bajrang Punia, on Saturday, put up a stunning show in the Men's freestyle 65kg in Wrestling as he beat Daulet Niyazbekov of Kazakhstan 8-0 in the bronze medal match to deliver India their sixth medal of Tokyo 2020. Punia’s bronze means that, at six, India have equalled their best-ever medal tally.
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featurewrestling4 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Meet your Olympians - Indian Men's Wrestling Team

A seven-member wrestling contingent is set to represent India at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, with a few of them considered major medal prospects. For the records, they have returned with at least one medal in each of the last three editions of the mega event. Can they maintain the streak?
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newswrestling5 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Bajrang Punia arrives in Russia to ramp-up preparations ahead of Games

Tokyo-bound wrestler Bajrang Punia has reached Russia for his final lap of preparations ahead of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The three-time world champion and one of India’s biggest medal prospects in the upcoming event will skip the upcoming world ranking series in Warsaw that begins on June 8.
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newswrestling5 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Indian core wrestlers to undergo month-long European exposure tour

The WFI (World Wrestling Federation) has organised a month-long training camp for the Tokyo-bound wrestlers in Warsaw, Poland, starting from the upcoming week. Eight grapplers, including four men and four women from India have qualified for the 2021 Olympics, which begins on July 23.
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newswrestling5 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | National wrestling camp cancelled; likely to be held in Europe

The proposed camp for the eight Tokyo-bound wrestlers in Sonepat, Haryana, has been cancelled owing to the new Covid-19 restrictions. However, the camp is likely to be staged in Hungary and Poland, with the NSF planning to apply for the visas and send the team as early as possible.
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newswrestling6 months ago

Indian wrestlers finally reach Sofia for World Qualifiers after flight cancellation

Indian wrestlers, who missed the flight to attend the World Qualifiers, have finally reached Sofia, Bulgaria for the event that starts on May 6. The event is supposed to be the last chance for the Indian grapplers to book berths for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics that begins on July 23, later this year.
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