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Vinesh Phogat


From having no motivation to being excited to wrestle, Vinesh Phogat makes progress on the mat

May 19, 2022 6:13 pm

After the low of the Tokyo Olympics, an 'inner voice' convinced Vinesh Phogat to give wrestling another chance and she is now headed for the Commonwealth Games

World Championship Trials: Far from feeling 100 per cent ready, Vinesh Phogat pulls out after one bout

September 01, 2021 1:56 pm

On her return, it was clear that Vinesh was struggling with strength. Her opponent Anju repeatedly targeted her head. It resulted in the 23-year-old having to constantly work to fend off Anju’s attacks and spending most of the bout trying to defend.

WFI lets off Vinesh Phogat with a warning, allows her to compete at World championships

August 26, 2021 2:06 pm

Two other wrestlers, Sonam Malik and Divya Kakran, too have been cautioned and like Vinesh, they will be in the fray to compete in the World Championships as well.

My allegation against TOPS is they directly oversee training decisions: WFI's Brij Bhushan

August 21, 2021 2:26 pm

Federation chief says wrestlers won't be allowed to compete if they take help from JSW, OGQ; warns TOPS to keep him in the loop

PM's pep talk to Vinesh: ‘Don’t get bogged down by defeat’

August 18, 2021 11:40 am

Modi’s words come at a time when Vinesh has been issued a show-cause notice by the WFI, which is headed by BJP Member of Parliament Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

Tokyo Olympics: WFI got its numbers wrong for coaches, physios

August 17, 2021 9:51 am

WFI could not find space for Poornima Raman Ngomdir, Vinesh Phogat’s physio, despite the 53kg wrestler being a medal contender.

Vinesh Phogat refutes two WFI charges; admits not wearing jersey was unintended error

August 16, 2021 8:48 am

Vinesh Phogat responded to allegations hurled at her by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on August 10, refuting them on all counts, save for the one related to the unauthorised jersey.

Vinesh Phogat sends apology to WFI, may still not be allowed to compete at Worlds

August 14, 2021 10:29 pm

Vinesh, who exited from the Tokyo Games following her shock quarterfinal defeat, was suspended by the WFI for not staying and training with her Indian teammates.

No personal physio for a day makes no difference: WFI on Vinesh’s grievance

August 14, 2021 12:43 pm

WFI assistant secretary Vinod Tomar retorted on Friday that Vinesh’s performance should not have been affected by the absence of her regular physio, Purnima Ngomdir.

Vinesh Phogat's predicament points to a sports culture that shows little equanimity, in victory or in defeat

August 14, 2021 8:52 am

An elegant wrestler who has won on the world stage, the authorities didn't allow Vinesh Phogat to fight freely, with all the support she needed and deserved.


A notch above others: Standout Indian athletes of the decade

December 31, 2019 3:44 pm

The 2010s were arguably Indian sport's most successful decade ever as they registered their best ever medal tallies at various respective sporting extravaganzas.

Off season turns to wedding season: Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap, Vinesh Phogat wed; Atanu Das-Deepika Kumari engaged

December 21, 2018 7:19 am

Indian badminton stars and Commonwealth Games gold medalists Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap tied the knot on December 14