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divya kakran settles for silver after life-lesson at asian wrestling championshi


written by vinay siwach | updated: may 12, 2017 11:34 pm divya kakran, known for her aggressive style, got a taste of her own medicine as she lost to sara dosho. (source: pti)in her final effort to get hold of her opponents legs, divya kakran aligned herself for an attack on sara dosho’s left side and tried to go for a high-crotch. but dosho had anticipated the move and stepped aside and in turn got hold of divya’s legs. the indian gave it up right there and dosho earned a victory by fall.the result is ironic for divya. ever since she began wrestling, all in mud-dangals, she has won them by pinning her opponents. but on friday, she got a taste of her own medicine and also her biggest lesson from the mat. she became the third indian wrestler to win a silver medal after vinesh p...






asian wrestling championship: dangal girl gets mat lesson


written by vinay siwach | updated: may 13, 2017 8:09 am divya kakran lost the 69kg final to japan’s sara dosho. (photo: praveen khanna)trailing by 8 points, divya kakran knew it was now or never. in an act of desperation, the 19-year-old decided to try an old dangal trick. in an effort to pin down her opponent, japan’s sara dosho, she grabbed her legs. divya would learn an important wrestling lesson. dosho could easily read the amateurish ploy. in a swift counter, the experienced japanese wrestler got a tight grip of the home girl’s legs to win the bout by a fall.the loss made divya the third indian wrestler, after vinesh phogat and rio olympic bronze medallist sakshi malik, to win a silver at the senior asian wrestling championships in new delhi.“though i did not treat th...






vinesh phogat, sakshi malik, divya kakran win silver medals at asian wrestling c


by: express web desk | updated: may 12, 2017 8:35 pm sakshi malik finished second best at the asian wrestling championships. (source: olympics press twitter)after bronze medal for ritu phogat at asian wrestling championships, sakshi malik, vinesh phogat and divya kakran added silver medals to india’s kitty at the asian event at the kd jadhav stadium in new delhi. where ritu won bronze in the 48kg category, vinesh and sakshi brought laurels to the country in the 55kg and 60kg categories respectively. later in the day, kakran won a silver medal in the 69kg category.sae nanjo of japan won gold in the 55kg category after beating vinesh 8-4 and sakshi, india’s bronze medallist at the rio olympics, lost to another japanese in risako kawai by technical superiority (10-0). sara dosho g...






dangal girl gets mat lesson


written by vinay siwach | updated: may 13, 2017 1:48 am divya kakran lost the 69kg final to japan’s sara dosho. (photo: praveen khanna)trailing by 8 points, divya kakran knew it was now or never. in an act of desperation, the 19-year-old decided to try an old dangal trick. in an effort to pin down her opponent, japan’s sara dosho, she grabbed her legs. divya would learn an important wrestling lesson. dosho could easily read the amateurish ploy. in a swift counter, the experienced japanese wrestler got a tight grip of the home girl’s legs to win the bout by a fall.the loss made divya the third indian wrestler, after vinesh phogat and rio olympic bronze medallist sakshi malik, to win a silver at the senior asian wrestling championships in new delhi.“though i did not treat th...






sakshi malik enters asian wrestling championships final. here's all you need to


rio olympics bronze medalist woman wrestler sakshi malik has secured a silver medal for herself in the 60 kg category after she reached the final at the asian wrestling championships on friday. the 24-year-old wrestler defeated ayaulym kassymova of kazakhstan to enter the final. malik had advanced to the semi-final after beating uzbek grappler nabira esenbaeva 6-2 in the quarter-final bout.now, saskhi malik will face olympic gold medalist japan’s risako kawai in the final. she had previously won the silver medal at the 2014 commonwealth games in glasgow, and the bronze medal at the 2015 asian wrestling championships in doha.with malik set to fight for the gold medal, here’s all you need to know about her:sakshi had become the first indian female wrestler to win a medal at the olympics ...






sakshi malik, vinesh phogat bag silver at asian wrestling championships


bronze medallist from the rio olympics, sakshi malik has upped her game to bag the silver medal at the asian wrestling championships. vignesh phogat also bagged silver. so, it was the phogats ruling at the event. the event was held at the kd jadhav stadium in new delhi. sae nanjo of japan won gold in the 55kg category after beating vinesh 8-4 and sakshi, india’s bronze medalist at the rio olympics, lost to another japanese in risako kawai by technical superiority (10-0).she was not at her best as she looked a little out of touch as she went down to the rio games gold medallist in 63kg category kawai 10-0 in just 2 minutes and 44 seconds. malik was initially enrolled for the 58kg category but was a kilo overweight which compelled the wrestling federation of india (wfi) to move h...






ritu phogat wins bronze medal at asian wrestling championships


by: express web desk | published:may 12, 2017 6:50 pm ritu phogat won the 48kg bronze medal at asian wrestling championships. (source: file)ritu phogat has assured india of first medal at the asian wrestling championships after bagging the bronze medal in the 48kg category in women’s wrestling. phogat’s opponent – china’s yanan sun – gave her a walkover in the medal contest after coming through the repechage.in the repechage round, sun had beaten irina borissova of kazakhstan by technical superiority of 10-0. phogat, on the other hand, lost to yui sasaki of japan in the semifinal to bow out of contention of the gold medal match. the gold medal match will now be contested between sasaki and sonhyang kim of people’s republic of korea.two other indian female grapplers






wasn’t 100 per cent prepared for asian wresting championship: sakshi malik


by: pti | mumbai | published:june 22, 2017 3:20 am sakshi malik had settled for a silver in women’s 60kg in asian wrestling championship held in may this year. (source: file)top newsrio olympics bronze medallist wrestler sakshi malik said she wasn’t 100 per cent prepared for the asian wrestling championship, her first international event after the quadrennial games.malik had settled for a silver in women’s 60kg in asian wrestling championship held in may this year.“actually, after (rio) olympics that (asian championship) was my first international competition, and there was too much gap, and i felt that there was some gap in the experience. we cannot say that the preparation was 100 per cent (for the asian championship),” sakshi told reporters on sidelines of an event here.






sakshi malik misses weight-class in asian wrestling championships


written by mihir vasavda | new delhi | updated: may 10, 2017 5:49 am sakshi malik during a training session ahead of the asian championships in new delhi on tuesday. (source: express)after almost a year in hibernation, sakshi malik will return to the wrestling mat this week. however, it won’t be so straightforward. last week, sakshi outclassed national champion manju kumari 10-0 during the selection trials for the asian championships, which begin here on wednesday. sakshi was immediately drafted into the squad and was expected to fight in the 58kg category.on the eve of the tournament, though, it turned out that she is overweight for 58kg. realizing that she wouldn’t be able to reduce weight in time for the tournament, and considering she is one of the biggest draws from india...






sakshi malik misses 58kg weight-class in asian wrestling championships


written by mihir vasavda | new delhi | updated: may 10, 2017 11:02 am sakshi malik during a training session ahead of the asian championships in new delhi on tuesday. (source: express)after almost a year in hibernation, sakshi malik will return to the wrestling mat this week. however, it won’t be so straightforward. last week, sakshi outclassed national champion manju kumari 10-0 during the selection trials for the asian championships, which begin here on wednesday. sakshi was immediately drafted into the squad and was expected to fight in the 58kg category.on the eve of the tournament, though, it turned out that she is overweight for 58kg. realizing that she wouldn’t be able to reduce weight in time for the tournament, and considering she is one of the biggest draws from indi...






sakshi malik enters asian wrestling championship final


by: express web desk | updated: may 12, 2017 12:10 pm competing in the 60kg category, sakshi malik enters final of the asian championship.(source: vinay siwach)after almost spending a year in hibernation, rio games bronze medallist sakshi malik has entered the final of the asian championship. sakshi malik was through to the final of the 60 kg category with a comprehensive 15-3 win which ensures another silver medal for the hosts. competing in the 60kg category, sakshi malik entered final of the asian championship.after almost a year in hibernation, sakshi malik returned to the wrestling mat this week. however, it was anything but easy. last week, sakshi outclassed national champion manju kumari 10-0 during the selection trials for the asian championships. sakshi was immediately draft...






prime minister narendra modi congratulates bajrang punia for winning gold at asi


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: may 13, 2017 11:15 pm bajrang won his first gold medal at asian championships. (source: pti)bajrang punia won india first gold medal at the senior asian wrestling championships and brought and end to a long drought at the tournament which is being held at the kd jadhav indoor stadium in new delhi. he defeated seungchul lee of south korea in men’s 65kg freestyle final to win the top medal.the win after trailing lee 2-0 after first period, was praised by everyone and even prime minister narendra modi congratulated the wrestler. pm modi took to twitter to congratulated the champion of asia.in his tweet, modi wrote: “congratulations to bajrang punia for securing the gold in asian wrestling championship. india is very proud of his exe...






asian wrestling championships: bajrang punia completes turnaround, enters final


written by vinay siwach | new delhi | published:may 13, 2017 5:18 pm bajrang punia will play the 65kg final.two months back, bajrang punia spearheaded the indian team to the wrestling world cup in iran. but the the tournament did not give a favourable result for india. bajrang won only one out of five bouts. he even lost a bout against mehim nasiri of iran by pin fall.therefore, when the two wrestlers met each other in the quarter-final of the asian wrestling championships in new delhi on saturday, nasiri was the favourtie and bajrang’s toughest test in the tournament. the indian wrestler was coming off a tough win over uzbekistan’s sirojiddin hasanov 4-3 in the qualification.yogeshwar dutt,  the london olympic bronze-medallist, is standing in bajrang’s corner, shou...






asian championships 2017 selection trials: sandeep tomar headlines india men’s w


written by vinay siwach | sonipat | updated: march 31, 2017 4:11 pm sandeep tomar is the reigning national champion in 57kg category. (express photo)there are around 200 wrestlers in the wrestling hall at the sports authority of india sports centre, sonipat an hour before selection trials for asian championships are scheduled to begin. everyone is fighting for a place in front so they can get the best view of the bouts. the sushil kumar and yogeshwar dutt-less trials have everyone talking about who can win the spot in the team.the continental championships, which will be held in new delhi in may is the first major competition for the indian wrestlers this year. having performed below expectations at the world cup in iran, this was the time to show their mettle and earn a...






shiva thapa, sumit sangwan qualify for world championships


by: express web desk | updated: may 3, 2017 7:10 pm shiva thapa advanced to the semifinals of the asian championships. (source: ap)boxers vikas krishnan and shiva thapa assured india of medals as they advanced to semifinals of the asian championships as well as booked spots in the world championships in tashkent on wednesday.sumit sangwan (91kg) and amit phangal (49kg) also qualified for the world championships, meanwhile assuring themselves medals in the asian championships.top seed krishnan, fighting in the 75 kg category, dominated against indonesia’s brama hendra betaubun and secured himself a second consecutive medal in the event, he is india’s only silver medallist in 2015.he will now be facing fourth seed dongyun lee from korea in the semifinals.thapa, who has already won ...






bajrang punia: wrestler bajrang punia wins gold at asian championships


new delhi: bajrang punia clinched india's first gold medal at the ongoing 2017 asian wrestling championships in new delhi on saturday, the penultimate day of the tournament, after winning his 65kg freestyle final against lee seung-chul of korea. punia defeated lee in an intense bout, in which the korean led the indian 2-0 at the end of the first half. punia made a valiant comeback in the second half to win the contest 6-2. punia scored his first point by forcing his competitor outside the ring, and followed it with two two-pointers to make it a 5-2 lead. the korean camp threw in their protest at that point but could not face the stamina of punia in the end. earlier in the evening, india's sarita settled for a silver medal after losing her 58kg freestyl...






asian wrestling championship: sakshi malik with glimpses of rio olympics as she


written by vinay siwach | new delhi | published:may 12, 2017 3:49 pm sakshi malik (l) beat kazakhstan’s ayaulym kassymova (r) in the semifinal of the 60kg category bout at asian wrestling championship. (source: pti)sakshi malik and risako kawai sat in opposite corners of the warm-up area, waiting for their respective matches to be announced. kawai, rio olympic gold medallist in 63kg category, shared some laughs with another member of her team while sakshi keenly watched her next opponent wrestle. this was before their semi-final bouts.after comfortably winning them and making their place in the final of women’s 60kg category at the senior asian wrestling championships in new delhi, sakshi and kawai returned to the same corners. this time, sakshi was far more relaxed and kawai,...






abhay gupta, sahil silwal break record at asian youth athletics championships


by: pti | bangkok | published:may 23, 2017 12:20 am abhay gupta won the gold medal in discus with a throw of 56.47m.in an impressive one-two finish for india, haryana youngsters abhay gupta and sahil silwal clinched gold and silver in the boys’ discus throw with record-breaking efforts at the second asian youth athletics championships, in bangkok on monday.abhay won the gold medal with a throw of 56.47, surpassing iranian athlete sajjad hassen’s record of 53.06m at the first asian youth athletics championships in doha in 2015 while sahil bagged the silver with an effort of 54.58m. ing bao of malaysia settled for the bronze with a throw of 52.48m.india also grabbed the gold in boys’ 10000m race walk event, thanks to another haryana youngster sanjay kumar who won the title clockin...






asian wrestling championships: jyoti wins india’s second bronze, three others in


by: express web desk | new delhi | published:may 11, 2017 5:57 pm jyoti (l) lost her semi-final bout. (source: olympicpressorg twitter)after bagging a bronze medal on the opening day of the senior asian wrestling championships, india added another bronze, this time in the women’s 75kg category, after jyoti made it to the semi-final of her category.though the india wrestler had lost her semi-final bout to masako furuichi of japan, she will still receive a bronze medal without having to compete the in the bronze medal play-off as she has no other wrestler in her draw. she had defeated seoyeon jeong of korea 5-1 in quarter-final.apart from jyoti winning the bronze, india entered three more wrestlers in the bronze medal play-offs in two different styles on the second day of the tourname...






shiva thapa bags silver at asian boxing championships


by: express web desk | updated: may 6, 2017 7:04 pm with this medal, thapa became the first indian to claim three back-to-back medals at the event.indian boxer shiva thapa (60kg) had to settle for a silver medal after an injury-forced loss in the at the asian boxing championships. however, with this medal thapa became the first indian to claim three back-to-back medals at the event.  fourth-seeded shiva thapa was facing second seed elnur abduraimov but lost in a split verdict after a head butt from his opponent resulted in a cut.it was in the final few seconds of the opening round when shiva thapa sustained a cut which forced the referee to stop the match.“i am happy to have achieved the twin targets of a medal as well as qualification for the world championships. this is my first...






wrestler bajrang punia makes india proud, wins gold medal at asian championship


bajrang punia won the first gold medal for india at the asian wrestling championship by defeating lee seungchul of south korea in the final of the men’s 65 kilogram freestyle division in new delhi on saturday. bajrang staged a superb comeback after conceding the lead to dominate the second and final round and script a comprehensive 6-2 win.sarita added more cheer for the sizeable home crowd at the kd jadhav wrestling stadium as she took silver in the women’s 58 kilogram category earlier in the day.sarita lost 0-6 to aisuluu tynybekova of kyrgyzstan in the final.sarita’s performance added to the best ever showing by indian women wrestlers at the continental showpiece event as they finished with four silver and two bronze medals.bajrang’s performance was the only bright spot in an o...






boxing federation of india recommends women’s trio for arjuna award


by: express web desk | published:may 4, 2017 1:19 pm sonia lather was india’s lone medalist at the 2016 edition of the world championships.the boxing federation of india (bfi) has recommended saweety boora (81kg), sonia lather (57kg), and sarjubala devi (51kg) for this year’s arjuna awards. all the three boxers have been consistently performing well for india and are regulars in the national team. the trio have also the silver medal in world championships.saweety’s world silver medal came in 2014, the same edition sarjubala got her silver. sonia lather was india’s lone medalist at the 2016 edition of the big event with her silver.both saweety and sonia are silver-medallists at the asian championships as well. while saweety won in the 2015 edition, sonia had claimed it back in...






specialised training for world championships bound indian boxers


by: pti | new delhi | updated: may 9, 2017 6:27 pm shiva thapa and sumit sangwan fetched silver medals at the asian meet. (source: file)the seven indian boxers, who have qualified for the world championships, will be put through “specialised” training to prepare them for the august-september showpiece, focusing primarily on strength and endurance. indian boxers came up with a reasonably strong show at the continental showpiece in tashkent, notching up four medals to go with the seven world championship berths. the world championships is scheduled to be held from august 25 in hamburg, germany.while shiva thapa (60kg) and sumit sangwan (91kg) claimed silver medals, amit phangal (49kg) and vikas krishan (75kg) fetched bronze medals at the asian meet.apart from the four medallists, k...






vikas krishan, shiva thapa in; l devendro singh misses cut for asian championshi


by: pti | new delhi | updated: april 10, 2017 5:47 pm vikas krishan had won the country its lone silver medal in asian championship 2015. (source: file)some established names and a couple of rookies made for an interesting indian boxing squad picked for the april-may asian championships in which two-time medallist l devendro singh could not find a place.world bronze-medallists shiva thapa (60kg) and vikas krishan (75kg), alongwith former commonwealth gold-medallist manoj kumar (69kg), were expectedly selected for the april 30 to may 7 event in tashkent, uzbekistan. the continental showpiece is a qualifying event for the world championships later this year.making a comeback is former asian olympic qualifiers’ gold-medallist sumit sangwan, who last competed in the 2016 rio games qual...






asian athletics championships in bhubaneswar to be biggest ever


by: pti | bhubaneswar | published:june 8, 2017 6:17 pm the odisha capital was roped in as the host city after ranchi pulled out at the last minute.top newsmore than 1000 athletes from 45 countries will take part in 42 disciplines in the asian athletics championships to be held here from july 6-9, making it the biggest ever in the competition’s history. the championships will also serve as a qualifying event for this year’s iaaf world championships, to be held in london in august.the 22nd edition of the asian championships will see the largest contingent of athletes in the competition’s history, with the double of 497 from 40 nations who took part in the last edition held in wuhan, china in 2015, participating this time around.earlier editions of the championships have been hel...






sakshi malik and bajrang poonia to lead india’s challenge at asian wrestling cha


published:may 6, 2017 4:05 pm the event includes 112 freestyle, 103 greco-roman and 83 female wrestlers, competing for 24 gold and silver along with 48 bronze medals.olympic bronze medallist sakshi malik along with bajrang poonia will be representing india at the asian wrestling championship scheduled to be held in new delhi from may 10-14.the event includes 112 freestyle, 103 greco-roman and 83 female wrestlers, competing for 24 gold and silver along with 48 bronze medals.india’s squad consists of 24 members for the championship with eight each in freestyle, women and greco-roman categories. vinesh phogat will also be seen in the championship as he returns from a serious injury. wfi president brij bhushan sharan singh is expecting the best from all the wrestlers. “the recent invi...






boxer kavinder singh bisht qualifies for world championships


by: pti | tashkent | published:may 7, 2017 5:07 pm kavinder singh bisht was up against malaysia’s salam abdul kasim but got a walkover this morning.indian boxer kavinder singh bisht (52kg) qualified for the world championships after getting a walkover in his box-off at the asian championships. bisht was up against malaysia’s salam abdul kasim but got a walkover this morning.top six boxers from each weight category in the asian event will qualify for the world championships in germany scheduled from august 25. bisht had lost in the quarterfinals of the ongoing event.with bisht, india now have five boxers confirmed for the world championships. the others to have qualified are the bronze medal winning duo of vikas krishan (75kg) and amit phangal (49kg) and silver-medallists shiv...






asian wrestling championships: after a long wait, a golden moment for bajrang


written by mihir vasavda | new delhi | published:may 14, 2017 3:24 am yogeshwar dutt’s trainee bajrang punia won the asian championships gold in 65kg category, beating korea’s seungchul lee. (express photo by praveen khanna)guruji stood anxiously in the warm-up hall, engaging in small talks with whoever passed by and trying to keep himself distracted. his ‘shishya’ appeared to be calm on the surface but after every couple of minutes, he would close his eyes, look heaven-wards and mumble a small prayer. the wait was killing them both. but they could do nothing but wait for the gold-medal bout.yogeshwar dutt has never looked so nervous even for his own matches. but there was reputation at stake here. bajrang punia is the most experienced wrestler of the current lot. but he h...






sakshi malik to lead the indian challenge at asian wrestling championship


by: pti | new delhi | updated: may 9, 2017 4:45 pm sakshi malik may find it a bit tough in women’s 58kg freestyle category as this is her first major outing after the rio games. (source: file)rio olympics bronze-medallist sakshi malik will be the star attraction and spearhead the indian challenge at the asian wrestling championship. in the absence of some of the leading grapplers such as yogeshwar dutt, sushil kumar and the famous phogat sisters — geeta and babita — the onus will be on the likes of sakshi, olympian sandeep tomar and bajrang punia to help india improve on its last year’s performance at the showpiece event.india had bagged a total of nine medals including a gold, three silver and five bronze when the tournament was held in bangkok, thailand last year. sandeep (...






asian wrestling championships: after a long wait, a golden moment for bajrang pu


written by mihir vasavda | new delhi | updated: may 14, 2017 10:22 am yogeshwar dutt’s trainee bajrang punia won the asian championships gold in 65kg category, beating korea’s seungchul lee. (express photo by praveen khanna)guruji stood anxiously in the warm-up hall, engaging in small talks with whoever passed by and trying to keep himself distracted. his ‘shishya’ appeared to be calm on the surface but after every couple of minutes, he would close his eyes, look heaven-wards and mumble a small prayer. the wait was killing them both. but they could do nothing but wait for the gold-medal bout.yogeshwar dutt has never looked so nervous even for his own matches. but there was reputation at stake here. bajrang punia is the most experienced wrestler of the current lot. but he h...






kripa shankar bishnoi for changes in all weight categories


by: pti | new delhi | updated: may 25, 2017 2:28 pm bishnoi had suggested to uww and the indian wrestling federation that the current greco-roman rules required amendment.former india wrestler kripa shankar bishnoi has made three suggestions to the united world wrestling (uww) over changes in all weight categories. the uww will discuss the proposed changes with the international olympic committee (ioc) during the senior world wrestling championship scheduled to be held in paris from august 20 to 27.“united world wrestling is ending the small weight class. in that case, the medal table of asian countries, including india, will also be affected. because the asian wrestler is better in small weight groups. small weight group has also been advised to give place,” bishnoi, an arju...






ranchi pulls out, bhubaneswar likely to host asian athletics championships


by: pti | new delhi | published:march 12, 2017 9:39 pm the asian athletics championships was to be held from june 1-4 in ranchi but the jharkhand capital has pulled out of hosting the event.with the jharkhand government expressing its inability to host the asian athletics championships in ranchi in june, bhubaneswar has emerged as the front-runner to stage the continental event.a team of athletics federation of india (afi) officials made an inspection visit of kalinga stadium in bhubaneswar recently to find out the condition of the venue.the afi secretary c k valson said that the final host venue will be known in a couple of days.“the odisha government has expressed its willingness to host the asian championships and we have made an inspection of the kalinga stadium there,” valso...






pakistan athletes get visas for asian athletics championships in bhubaneshwar


by: express web desk | updated: july 1, 2017 8:53 pm the pakistan team will reach amritsar through the wagah border from where they will fly to bhubaneshwar. (source: file)top newsasian athletics federation of india confirmed that a six-member pakistan team will take part in the upcoming asian athletics championships that will be held in bhubaneshwar between july 6 and july 9. according to pti, afi secretary ck valson said that the athletes have got their visas and they are expected to arrive at bhubaneshwar in the next two to three days.“i can confirm that the pakistani athletes have got the visas. it was a relief for us, we wanted them to take part in the championships,” valson is quoted as saying by pti. the participation of the pakistani contingent at the asian championships h...






sakshi malik to fight in new weight category at asian wrestling championship


by: express web desk | published:may 10, 2017 3:51 am sakshi was initially slated to fight in the 58 kg category but now, fellow haryana grappler sarita will take her place in the weight category. (source: file)rio olympics bronze-medallist sakshi malik has will fight in the 60 kg category at the asian wrestling championship starting on wednesday at new delhi.sakshi was initially slated to fight in the 58 kg category but now, fellow haryana grappler sarita will take her place in the weight category.“the world wrestling body has accepted their requests and sakshi will now fight in a new weight category,” said wrestling federation of india (wfi) assistant secretary vinod tomar is quoted as saying by ptu. .in the absence of some of the leading grapplers such as yogeshwar dutt, sushi...






renovated chandgiram wrestling hall inaugurated by sushil kumar


by: pti | new delhi | published:june 30, 2017 12:38 am two-time olympic medallist sushil kumar today inaugurated the renovated chandgiram wrestling hall. (source: pti)top newstwo-time olympic medallist sushil kumar on thursday inaugurated the renovated chandgiram wrestling hall in new delhi on the death anniversary of the legendary grappler. chandgiram had won a gold medal in the 1970 asian games and also represented india in the 1972 olympics. the wrestling hall has been well known for training young talents and female wrestlers.the wrestling federation of india (wfi) president brij bhushan sharan singh, who was also present at the grand opening of the hall, said chandgiram’s contribution towards the development of women’s wrestling in india is immense.“he began women wrestling...






sakshi malik breaks into top five, sandeep tomar into top 10 of wrestling world


by: pti | new delhi | updated: april 10, 2017 6:45 pm sakshi malik broke into international recognition with her bronze at the rio olympics. (source: ap)rio olympics bronze medallist sakshi malik on monday climbed up to world no. 5 in women’s 58kg freestyle in the latest world rankings released by the united world wrestling.in the men’s freestyle category, sandeep tomar also broke into the top-10, reaching the seventh position in men’s 57kg.in sakshi’s weight category, kaori icho of japan heads the points table.georgia’s vladimir khinchegashvili, who has been an integral part of the pro wrestling league, tops the chart in men’s 57kg.sakshi and sandeep are currently preparing for the asian championships, scheduled to be held from may 10 to 14 here.for all the latest sports ...






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