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India wrestling


After moving away from home, Honey Pal says medal will be special feeling for parents

March 01, 2020 6:02 pm

Earlier this week, Honey Pal Singh won the gold medal in the men’s Greco-Roman 63 Kg category in the Khelo India University Games at Bhubaneswar and the 19-year-old youngster remembered his time away from his family.

Sonam Malik upstages idol Sakshi on road to Tokyo Olympics

February 27, 2020 10:57 pm

Sonam's second win over Sakshi, in the domestic qualifiers, came in a most dramatic fashion. In the dying seconds, Sonam pulled off the ‘Dhak’ routine – a move that requires a wrestler to pull the opponent over the shoulder and throw her onto the mat.

Pooja Gehlot wrestles past hurdles to claim World silver

November 02, 2019 7:47 am

Pooja became the junior national champion in 2015 before extending her success at the Asian level two years later. She then shifted her base to Rohtak to train under Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik's coach, Mandeep Singh.

World Wrestling Championships: India's Greco-Roman wrestlers falter on opening day

September 14, 2019 7:27 pm

Competing in non-Olympic categories, Asian Championship silver medallist Harpreet Singh (82kg), Sagar (63kg), and Manjeet (55kg) could not even score a single point in their respective bouts.

Sushil Kumar earns World Championship ticket with win over gritty Jitender Kumar

August 20, 2019 5:12 pm

The consistent attacks from both the wrestlers in the fast-paced final bout had the fans on the edge of their seats as close to 1500 gathered at IGI stadium to watch their favourite star in action.

Vinesh Phogat wins 3rd successive gold in 53kg in Poland Open

August 04, 2019 11:35 pm

Vinesh Phogat, the top Indian woman wrestler had stood atop the podium at Grand Prix of Spain and at the Yasar Dogu International at Istanbul, Turkey last month.

The Arms Race: Can arm wrestling be taken seriously as a sport?

April 14, 2019 6:30 am

At the Ultimate Panja League, four teams weighed in.

World Wrestling Championships: Three more Greco Roman wrestlers suffer defeat in early rounds

October 26, 2018 6:50 pm

India have won two medals so far in the ongoing Championship with Bajrang Punia winning a silver in men's freestyle 65kg event and Pooja Dhanda grabbing a bronze in the women's 57kg category.

Ritu Phogat, Navjot Kaur's fate hangs in balance at World Wrestling Championship

October 24, 2018 2:48 am

If Ritu Phogat has to emulate her elder sisters in winning a bronze at the World Championship, she needs to beat, first, Bulgaria's Sofiya Hristova Georgieva and then Japan's Ayana Gempei.

Mitti ka Sher: Jassa Patti or Jaskanwar Singh Gill?

August 13, 2018 9:19 pm

On the mud, he is Virat Kohli plus, as one of the many songs on him extol. Jaskanwar Singh Gill, aka Jassa Patti, returns from an international championship in Turkey after he was told to remove his patka.


Mitti ka Sher: Tracing wrestler Jassa Patti's struggle to move from mud to mat

August 13, 2018 6:47 am

Jaskanwar was born in 1993, when insurgency was ebbing. But his teenage years were spent in a Punjab in the grip of a drug problem. The boy and the menace also crossed each other’s path.