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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Vinesh Phogat


Sakshi Malik settles for silver; Vinesh, Anshu and Gursharanpreet bag bronze

February 21, 2020 8:59 pm

Sakshi Malik claimed a silver while Vinesh Phogat dominated her bronze medal play-off after losing to nemesis Mayu Mukaida as Indian women team registered its best-ever performance at the Asian Wrestling Championship.

Vinesh Phogat, Mary Kom among nominees for BBC Sportswoman of the year award

February 03, 2020 6:50 pm

The winner will be decided on the basis of public voting, which will be open till February 18 on six BBC vernacular websites.

The deserving get left out each time: Vinesh Phogat after missing Padma award

January 27, 2020 1:28 pm

Vinesh Phogat, who is one of India's biggest medal hopes at the upcoming Olympics this year, questioned how the Padma awardees were picked.

Gold medal in Rome shows I am on right track in Olympic year: Vinesh Phogat

January 18, 2020 5:14 pm

Her 'ground wrestling' remains a work in progress but Vinesh Phogat on Saturday avowed that a solid gold medal-winning performance in Rome shows that she is on the right track in the Olympic year.

Vinesh Phogat wins gold at Rome Ranking Series event

January 18, 2020 1:23 am

Vinesh Phogat beat Luisa Melendres 4-0 in the final (53 kg) of Rome Ranking series to win the first gold medal of 2020.

In emojis: Star grappler Vinesh Phogat's 2019

December 30, 2019 9:27 pm

The grappler who had her palms locked in her favourite emoji of gentle, gratitude when she wasn't effecting some ungentle leg holds.

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.

Senior Wrestling Championships: Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik win gold

November 30, 2019 10:02 pm

The 35-year-old Anita Sheoran, who had won the 65kg gold medal last year, triumphed over Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Divya Kakran of Railways in the 68kg finals.

Vinesh Phogat can win Olympics but needs to avoid lower-leg attacks: Andrew Cook

November 30, 2019 9:02 am

Andrew Cook talks about his initial experience with Indian grapplers, his philosophy of coaching, thoughts on the World Championships and other wrestlers qualifying for 2020 Olympics, and the road map to Tokyo.

A nemesis slayed, Vinesh Phogat eyes Tokyo conquest

September 24, 2019 9:07 am

Sofia Mattson's mere presence in the draw has a psychological impact on opponents. Including Vinesh, who last week won her first World Championship medal – a bronze – and booked an Olympic quota.


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