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featurewrestlinga month 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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newswrestling2 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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newswrestling2 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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newswrestling2 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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newswrestling3 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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newswrestling3 months ago

Bajrang Punia returns to social media to help Indian citizens amid Covid-19 scare

Tokyo-bound Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has started using social media once again, in wake of the current Covid-19 situation in India. The Haryana-based Indian grappler will feature in the men’s 65kg event in the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics and is one of India’s brightest medal prospects.
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newswrestling3 months 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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newswrestling3 months 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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newswrestling4 months 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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newswrestling5 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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