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World Wrestling Championships 2019: All you need to know

World Wrestling Championships 2019: After settling for silver in the previous edition, Bajrang Punia will aim to bag a gold this time and assure himself a berth for Tokyo 2020 Olympics. 

Tokyo en route Nur-Sultan

The stakes are higher this time at the World Championship, with Olympic-quota winners ensured to be spared of national trials


Ace wrestler Bajrang Punia nominated for Khel Ratna award

Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat were recommended by the Wrestling Federation of India for the prestigious award.

Bajrang Punia wins gold at Tbilisi, Vinesh Phogat reaches final at Medved

This is the fourth gold of the season for the Asian Games champion Bajrang after standing atop the podium at Dan Kolov, Asian Championship and Ali Aliev tournament.

Bajrang Punia makes cut for World Championships, rival wrestler Shravan Tomar cries foul

Sharvan Tomar, a former junior Asian champion in 57kg category, alleged the Wrestling Federation of India stopped him from participating in the trials where he intended to challenge Bajrang.

Chorus rises as more athletes criticise Haryana govt for reducing cash award

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and Olympic medal-winning wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt also spoke up against the Haryana government's policy to reduce the cash award given to athletes.


Bajrang Punia slams Haryana govt, Vinesh Phogat requests them to take back cash awards

While Punia said that if the government couldn't stick to its promises, athletes would stop believing them, Vinesh Phogat went on to say that no athlete in the state, whether small or big, is happy with their policy.

Won't ask for exemption from Worlds trials, says Bajrang Punia

Bajrang Punia, focussed on shoring up his leg defence, would not ask for an exemption from the World Championship trials next month.

Bajrang Punia wins gold at Ali Aliyev wrestling

Bajrang Punia on Thursday bagged his second title in two weeks as he defeated Viktor Rassadin in the finals of men's 65kg freestyle in the Ali Aliyev wrestling tournament in Kaspiisk, Russia.

Bajrang Punia appeals Indians to support him at Madison Square Garden

Bajrang Punia has appealed to his fans and supporters to come in big numbers to Madison Square Garden on May 6 when he will take on two-time US national champion Yianni Diakomahlis in the 'Grapple at the Garden' Beat the Streets event.