Friday, Dec 02, 2022

India wrestling


21 Indian wrestlers to miss World Ch'ship after visa rejection by Spain Embassy

October 17, 2022 10:06 pm

"This is something we have never faced before. Despite presenting the Indian government's clearance and an invitation from the world governing body UWW, our wrestlers have been denied visas on the most frivolous ground," WFI Assistant Secretary Vinod Tomar said.

She was named Antim so that her family wouldn't welcome any more girl child. Now, she is India's first U-20 women's wrestling world champion

August 21, 2022 9:26 am

Named 'Antim' following a village custom that discriminates against the girl child but supported by parents, 18-year-old brings glory as India's first U20 female world champion.

Behind Deepak’s gold at Birmingham, a heartbreak a year ago, tribute to mother

August 07, 2022 8:39 am

Back home at village Chhara in Haryana's Jhajjar, father Subash Punia, who gave up his dairy business to help his son grow as a wrestler.

Our team is the best in the CWG, however can't say we will win all the gold medals: Wrestling Federation president Brijbhushan Singh Sharan

July 22, 2022 6:30 pm

The WFI chief talks about the lessons learnt from the Tokyo Olympics, the need to trust Indian coaches and whether he will be keen to take charge of the Indian Olympic Association, which is currently without a permanent president.

Fit-again Bajrang starts training, but decides to skip Senior Nationals

October 20, 2021 10:08 pm

The 27-year-old Indian had suffered a ligament tear in the run-up to the Olympics but still managed to claim the freestyle bronze medal in 65kg category at the Tokyo Games.

Silver, silver burning bright: Despite defeat to Helen Maroulis in the final, Anshu’s feat is pathbreaking

October 09, 2021 12:18 pm

No Indian woman had ever reached the summit clash of a World Wrestling Championship, no one has even come close; even in the men’s category, just five have progressed this far into the Worlds

How wrestling world championship finalist Anshu's father kept her spirits high after Olympics

October 07, 2021 10:17 am

Becomes first Indian woman wrestler to enter final; faces Tokyo Games bronze medallist Helen Maroulis of America

World Championship: Sarita stuns world champ before making semifinals along with Anshu

October 06, 2021 6:01 pm

Sarita, the reigning Asian champion, had a tough opening bout against the 2019 World Champion from Canada but came out trumps with a tactical 8-2 win in the 59kg pre-quarterfinals.

Wrestling World Championship: Indians dismal show continues for fourth day

October 06, 2021 12:31 pm

Medal-less day for the Indians at Oslo meet as Pinki misses out on a historic final after losing her bout to Nian Hemmer of Germany in women’s 55-kg category semifinals

Indian youngsters face stiff test at Worlds, expectations high from Anshu, Sarita

October 01, 2021 7:06 pm

The proven performers such as Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya, Vinesh Phogat and Deepak Punia are all missing from the squad either due to injury issues or lack of preparation


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.