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Chhara: Where everyone wrestles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Asian Wrestling Championships: Divya Kakran, Manju Kumari win bronze medals

Divya Kakran won a bronze medal in 68 kg category after defeating Mongolian wrestler Battsetseg Soronzonbold of Mongolia on Thursday at Asian Wrestling Championships.

UWW takes away junior Asian wrestling championship from India

The diplomatic tension with Pakistan has cost India its first sporting event as the world wrestling body UWW has taken away the junior Asian Championship from the country, days after asking all its affiliated federations to stop dealing with the WFI.

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

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

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


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Wrestler Geeta Phogat Buys Range Rover

Wrestler Geeta Phogat posted a picture of her brand new car on her Instagram account while expressing sheer delight in buying the luxury vehicle all from her own money. She also mentioned about the car, Range Rover, in her caption, “Hard work always pays off 🙏😊love with our new Car 🚘❤️😍#rangeroverevoque #landrover @landrover_in.” Geeta has achieved numerous […]