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newswrestling10 days ago

No direct entry into finals of CWG and Asian Games trials for Ravi Dahiya and Bajrang Punia

Due to dissatisfaction among young grapplers amidst the recently held Asian Championship trials, stars like Bajrang Punia and Ravi Dahiya would not be given direct admission into finals of their groups when national federation organizes qualification trials for Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.
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newswrestling2 months ago

Bajrang Punia's coach Sujeet Maan clarifies there no shortcoming in former's defence

Many believe that star wrestler Bajrang Punia has a major shortcoming in his game when it comes to leg defense, but his personal coach Sujeet Maan feels otherwise. According to the latter, the leg defense looks a bit shaky because of Punia's attacking style, which makes him look a bit vulnerable.
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newswrestling2 months ago

Bajrang Punia makes it to Asian Championship team, Ravi Dahiya and Deepak Punia secure berths too

Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Bajrang Punia will take the mat for the first time since his historic feat last year, at the Asian Championship, after he beat Rohit in the trials. Bajrang, along with Ravi and Deepak Punia were directly put into the finals of the trials, a move unwelcome by many.
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newswrestling6 months ago

Bajrang Punia ends association with Georgian coach Emzarios Shako Bentinidis

Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Bajrang Punia has finally decided to part ways with his Georgian coach Emzarios Shako Bentinidis, on suggestion of the WFI. For now a new coach has not been zeroed in for Punia, but as per a report, the federation is in talks with a Ukrainian to take over the role.
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newswrestling7 months 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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newswrestling7 months 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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newswrestling9 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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newswrestling9 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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newswrestling9 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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featurewrestlinga year 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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