Vinay Siwach

Articles By Vinay Siwach

Cut above the rest: Meet Vinesh Phogat, the first female Indian wrestler to win gold at Asian Games

A Cut Above the Rest: She had never wanted to be an also-ran or bask in the reflected glory of her successful older cousins. Instead, Vinesh Phogat wanted to chart her own course to success on the wrestling mat.

Bajrang Punia’s Turkish connection in Asian Games gold

In taking a 6-0 lead in the first minute, Bajrang Punia unfurled the “Irani” move. An explainer on the anatomy of the move.

Bajrang Punia’s Asian Games medal is a survivor’s gold

Life was always about survival for Bajrang Punia, from enduring poverty in childhood to breaking into the elite bracket of wrestling.

Asian Games: Watching top wrestling on his smartphone, gold medallist Bajrang Punia gets smarter

Bajrang Punia convinced that the time spent away from the mat of late has made him a wiser wrestler.

Mitti ka Sher: Jassa Patti or Jaskanwar Singh Gill?

On the mud, he is Virat Kohli plus, as one of the many songs on him extol. Jaskanwar Singh Gill, aka Jassa Patti, returns from an international championship in Turkey after he was told to remove his patka.

Headgear heartbreak ends dangal star ‘Jassa Patti’s’ global debut

In Istanbul, referee’s insistence that Jashkawar Gill tie his hair like women competitors, and the 25-year-old Sikh wrestler’s refusal citing religious beliefs, resulted in a walkover.

Sachin Rathi shows class, ends gold drought for India on the wrestling mat

At the Junior Asian Wrestling Championships, Sachin Rathi was competing in the 74kg category, the same class in which he gave Sushil Kumar a walkover.

Silver lining for wrestler Sachin Giri: From selling milk to shining on mat

Sachin made a great start to the day by defeating Mukhammadrasul Rakhimov, an Asian cadet silver medallist from Uzbekistan, in the first bout before winning his semi-final against Korea's Dongmin Shin.

Mansi Ahlawat settles for silver at junior Asian wrestling

With her father Pawan Ahlawat and coach Mandeep in the stands, Mansi reached the finals with dominating wins but could not go past Japan's Akei Hanai in the final who won via technical superiority.

Junior Asian Wrestling Championships 2018: Divya Kakran fails to learn from old mistakes; misses out on gold

Divya Kakran wins silver at Junior Asian Championships as Reena and Karuna win bronze medals on first day of women's freestyle.

Junior Asian Wrestling Championships: First golden high for Sajan Bhanwal

Sajan Bhanwala lived up to his reputation as India's best Greco-Roman wrestler as he dominated his bouts against rivals from Tajikistan, South Korea and Iran.

Indonesian kabaddi team in India on pilgrimage, exposure tour

Indonesian kabaddi teams visit Kurukshetra to learn about Mahabharat as part of their exposure visit.

Rahul Aware, Commonwealth Games winner, gives Asian Games selection trials a miss

Rahul Aware, who won the 57kg freestyle gold at the Commonwealth Games 2018, didn’t show up at the event held in Sonepat on Saturday.

Asian Games 2018: Controversy in wrestling selections, retrial announced for 57 KG

Result of the bout between Utkarsh Kale and Sandeep Tomar was withheld and later withdrawn as the Wrestling Federation of India announced a retrial for the 57 kg category.

On hold: Haryana order seeking cash share from its sports stars

Sports Department officers told The Indian Express that a High Court case related to boxer and Haryana Police DySP Vijender Singh, who had turned professional, had led to the notification.

Haryana government wants one-third of what its athletes earn, has a justification despite protests

Haryana government's new notification asks sportspersons to deposit one-third of the income earned by them from professional sports or commercial endorsements to the state.

IPL 2018: CSK, ‘Army of Oldies’, produce renewed blueprint for success

Chennai Super Kings lift third IPL title by being practical and having a set of players who could adapt to any match situation.

King of comebacks, Jordan Burroughs reasserts his supremacy on the mat

Jordan Burroughs, down 0-4 at the end of the first period, bounced back and won 8-5 against Frank Chamizo of Italy in an exhibition bout at Beat the Streets competition in New York.

Wrestlemania hits the akharas in Jordan Burroughs vs Frank Chamizo

Jordan Burroughs & Frank Chamizo will have their reputations at stake in an unique bout that has got even India talking.

Jordan Burroughs vs Frank Chamizo in ‘Rumble on the River’: Wrestlers ready to rumble… on the mat

Jordan Burroughs and Frank Chamizo will wrestle each other for an exhibition bout at the Beat the Streets in new York City on May 17.

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