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Wrestling Federation of India


Vinesh Phogat pulls out of national camp citing health risk, irks WFI

August 18, 2020 1:14 pm

The rescheduled national camp for Olympic weight category wrestlers is set to begin from September 1 in Lucknow (women) and Sonepat (men).

Tokyo 2020 qualification: In Sushil Kumar’s absence, Jitender Kumar presents his case

January 04, 2020 8:10 am

Sushil Kumar had requested the WFI to postpone the trials, claiming he was nursing an injury. But the federation decided to go ahead without him.

Sunil Kumar completes hat-trick of Greco-Roman titles

December 02, 2019 8:51 am

The silver at the Asian championships has given him the self-belief that he can win a quota for the Olympics.

No dope testing at wrestling nationals

December 02, 2019 9:01 am

Earlier this year, wrestler Reena tested positive at the Under-23 Asian Championships and was banned for four years. Before the Rio Olympics, star wrestler Narsingh Yadav also failed a dope test and was banned.

World Wrestling Championship trials: Venue shifted from SAI Sonepat to Delhi's IG Stadium

July 23, 2019 5:26 pm

Recently, a few referees had requested the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) to change the venue for Friday's trials since they feared for their safety at the small hall at SAI Centre in Sonepat.

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.

Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat recommended for Khel Ratna

April 29, 2019 1:21 pm

Rahul Aware, Harpreet Singh, Divya Kakran and Pooja Dhanda have been recommended for the Arjuna Award; Virender Kumar, Sujeet Maan, Narendra Kumar and Vikram Kumar have been recommended for the Dronacharya Award.

United World Wrestling's diktat on WFI is not exceptional, says Nenad Lalovic

March 07, 2019 10:12 pm

World Wrestling body UWW has said it did not do anything "exceptional" by stopping national federations from dealing with the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI).

Rattled WFI seeks government assurances to keep jr Asian Championships in India

March 06, 2019 1:24 pm

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on Tuesday sought government guarantees to ensure that political tensions with Pakistan do not lead to international events being taken away from the country.

WFI upgrades wrestlers Sushil Kumar, Sakshi Malik's contracts to grade A

December 12, 2018 9:48 pm

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on Wednesday announced that the contracts of star grapplers Sushil Kumar and Sakshi Malik have been upgraded to Grade A from B.