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Saturday, March 06, 2021



Reluctant wrestler Rohit Singh crowned national champion in Bajrang’s category

January 25, 2021 8:13 am

For a family of nine – Rohit is sixth of seven brothers – the income from herding cattle wasn’t enough to run the household. “So, out of compulsion more than anything, I joined a wrestling school,” he says.

Bajrang Punia, India’s international wrestler

December 24, 2020 8:10 am

Grappling style, social media posts and just his name has made him one of the most popular competitors around the world, more than those with richer medal hauls

After a pandemic-forced break, Bajrang Punia reboots in Austin

December 18, 2020 7:57 am

Starts build-up to Tokyo by competing in a higher non-Olympic weight-class

Just find time to exercise for 30-45 minutes a day: Ritu Phogat to all women

October 03, 2020 8:46 pm

Wrestler-turned-MMA fighter Ritu Phogat on what made her opt for MMA, why everyone should take the fitness route, and her love for Indian homemade food

Pro-wrestlers open the lock in Tokyo, one suplex at a time

June 28, 2020 8:36 am

While all WWE is concerned with is its bottom line, Japanese promotions take a holistic view to take deal with pandemic.

From Kashmir to Maharashtra: Dangal stars hit hard

April 10, 2020 9:07 am

Top mud wrestlers stand to lose up to Rs 35 lakh as circuit in Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra is stalled

Pinki, Sarita Mor continue India's gold rush at Asian Championships

February 20, 2020 7:18 pm

Pinki edged out Bolormaa 2-1 in the summit clash at the KD Jadhav Indoor stadium to become the third Indian woman to win gold in the history of the tournament.

Ravinder in finals of U-23 world wrestling championship

October 30, 2019 4:36 pm

Ravinder secured India's first medal at the Under-23 World Wrestling Championship after advancing to the 61kg category final.

Ravinder enters semis of U-23 World Wrestling

October 30, 2019 12:02 am

Ravinder emerged as the shining star for India on the second day of the UWW U-23 World Championships after securing his place in the semi-finals of 61kg category in Budapest on Tuesday.

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.


Tough match: A traditional Kolkata akhada wrestles with Covid-19

August 05, 2020 9:06 pm

Chhote Lal Ki Ghat, at Mullick Ghat near the Howrah Bridge, once attracted spectators all year round. The coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing lockdown have thrown up new challenges.

'The Great Khali' returns from injury to demolish three foreign wrestler

March 01, 2016 7:41 pm

The Great Khali was injured during a fight in Haldwani but returned to beat the three wrestlers who injured him.

Legendary actor Dharmendra witnesses live PWL action

December 14, 2015 4:12 pm

Bollywood legend Dharmendra enjoyed live wrestling as PWL moved to Ludhiana.