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Asian Wrestling Championships: Divya Kakran, Manju Kumari win bronze medals

Divya Kakran won a bronze medal in 68 kg category after defeating Mongolian wrestler Battsetseg Soronzonbold of Mongolia on Thursday at Asian Wrestling Championships.

Asian Games 2018: Wrestler Divya Kakran wins bronze

Wrestler Divya Kakran won bronze on the third day of Asian Games, beating her Chinese Taipei opponent by technical superiority.

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Junior Asian Wrestling Championships 2018: Divya Kakran fails to learn from old mistakes; misses out on gold

Divya Kakran wins silver at Junior Asian Championships as Reena and Karuna win bronze medals on first day of women's freestyle.

CWG 2018: Bajrang Punia leads medal haul on day 2 of wrestling

CWG 2018: Such was Bajrang Punia's dominance that he overpowered his opponents with remarkable ease to win all his bouts on technical superiority.

Divya Kakran warms-up for Commonwealth Games 2018 with her Rs 10 lakh win

Divya Kakran won Rs 10 lakh on Friday after she beat national champion Ritu Malik in a drama-filled Bharat Kesri final 3-2.

Who wants to fight this girl?

In the dangals of north India, a 17-year-old wrestler challenges boys to a match and leaves them pinned to the ground. Divya Kakran is a woman who overturns the masculine hierarchy of the akhara every time she steps into the ring and goes for gold.

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Divya Kakran, India's pin-down girl

In the dangals of north India, a 17-year-old wrestler challenges boys to a match and leaves them pinned to the ground. Divya Kakran is a woman who overturns the masculine hierarchy of the akhara every time she steps into the ring and goes for gold.

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Divya's Fight Reel: Rumble In The Dangal

There are no women in the heaving crowd watching the dangal, a traditional wrestling tournament. It is being held in a large bowl-shaped clearing, surrounded by the village of Salawa, vast fields of ripe sugarcane and the Ganga canal that runs along the Doab plain of western Uttar Pradesh. The dangal has been organised by […]

Grappling With Sterotypes: 'Kushti' Wrestler Divya Kakran On Women's Empowerment

It’s hard to think of a more comprehensive subversion of the classical masculine hierarchy of the kushti and the dangal. In addition to its emphasis on physical prowess, the heart of the sport lies in a wrestler’s adherence to a chaste brahmachari lifestyle — in the manner of its patron deity, the bachelor Hindu god […]

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