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Indian wrestling


Deepak Punia's rise the highlight of 2019; Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat rock steady

December 27, 2019 3:08 pm

Five medals and four Olympic quota places in the World Championships marked India's year in wrestling, with Deepak Punia bagging a silver, and Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat claimed bronze medals.

Deepak Punia named UWW's 'Junior Freestyle Wrestler of the Year'

December 17, 2019 4:18 pm

Deepak Punia became the first Indian wrestler in 18 years to win a junior world title this year, before winning a silver medal on his debut at the Senior World Wrestling Championships.

National champion Gourav Baliyan, 18, eyes ticket to Tokyo

November 30, 2019 9:06 am

With India yet to seal a quota in the 74 Kg category and the last chance being next year’s Asian Qualifiers, Baliyan has his task cut out - first to win the trials and then aim to seal the quota.

Chhara: Where everyone wrestles

October 06, 2019 8:34 am

The land of Chhara is credited to a mythical hunter, and its wrestling pedigree to fabled pehelwans. Fact remains that the output of grapplers is down to modern academies and good old one-upmanship. The Indian Express travels to the village which is a feeder to Chhatrasal and responsible for shaping Deepak and Bajrang Punia.

Rahul Aware takes bronze as India enjoy best ever show at Worlds

September 22, 2019 6:23 pm

Rahul Aware ended India's campaign at the World Wrestling Championships with a bronze medal after defeating Tyler Lee Graff, the 2017 Pan-America champion, 11-4 in the 61kg bronze play-off.

Sushil Kumar loses after returning to Worlds after eight years

September 20, 2019 1:32 pm

The two-time Olympic medallist will now have to wait to know his fate. If Gadzhiyev reaches the final, Sushil, will get a chance to fight for Olympic qualification as well as a bronze.

In Indian wrestling, Sushil Kumar the only constant

August 21, 2019 8:29 am

During his 4-2 win in the final bout against national champion Jitender, Sushil's thumb entered the latter's eye. Minutes later, Jitender's arm was twisted during an exchange. Both instances left the 25-year-old writhing in pain and his coach fuming at the “rough tactics” of Sushil.

Sushil Kumar aims to prove worth in national wrestling trials next week

August 15, 2019 12:31 am

The Wrestling Federation of India will hold trials for some categories on August 19 and August 20, the winners of which shall travel to Kazakhstan for the World Championship in Sepetember.

From absolute dominance to good scrap: Vinesh Phogat changes tact as she shifts to 53kg category

July 29, 2019 6:30 pm

Ever since she switched to 53kg earlier this year, it has been a mixed bag for her -- as the top finish eluded her at Dan Kolov and the Asian Championship but she grabbed gold at Grand Prix of Spain and Yasar Dogu.

No exemption for Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia from World Championship trials, says WFI

July 15, 2019 6:49 pm

Vinesh has won back-to-back gold medals -- Yasar Dogu and Grand Prix of Spain -- in her new 53kg category while Bajrang has lost just one bout -- the 2018 World Championship final -- in his last 10 international assignments.