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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.

Wrestling rankings: Deepak Punia is new no.1, Bajrang Punia loses top rank

September 27, 2019 3:47 pm

Competing in his maiden senior World Championship, Deepak Punia settled for a silver after an ankle injury forced him to pull out of the final against Iranian great Hasan Yazdani.

Deepak Punia becomes fourth Indian wrestler to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

September 21, 2019 6:57 pm

Competing in his maiden senior World Championship, Deepak locked the quota after prevailing 7-6 in a tense semifinal against Colombia's Carlos Arturo Mendez.

Changed tactics suggested by coaches during bronze-medal bout: Vinesh Phogat

September 19, 2019 4:07 pm

Ahead of her world championships' Olympic qualifying bout, the precise tactics suggested by coach Woller Akos were to "stay away from Sarah Ann Hildebrandt, block her right arm and protect the legs".

Inspired by the movie Dangal, Cook wants India to achieve global dominance

September 12, 2019 6:04 pm

Andrew Cook said he wanted to come to this part of the world after watching Bollywood blockbuster Dangal. He also said the movie is a big deal. It shows women's wrestling's struggle across the world.

Pooja Dhanda, Navjot Kaur in World Championship squad in absence of opponents

August 19, 2019 6:01 pm

Indian wrestlers Pooja Dhanda and Navjot Kaur, who failed to book berths in the World Championship squad for Olympic categories, made it to the non-Olympic divisions in the absence of competitions in the trials on Monday.

Wrestler Artur Taymazov loses second Olympic gold medal for doping

July 23, 2019 11:13 pm

The International Olympic Committee says Taymazov, who already lost his 2008 gold medal for doping, has now been stripped of the 2012 gold in the 120-kilogram category.

Asian Championship silver medallist wrestler Reena fails dope test

May 29, 2019 12:03 pm

After winning a silver in the 53kg category at the championship, held in Mongolia in March, Reena is back in the limelight after failing a doping test, resulting in provisional suspension.


'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.