Olympic bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik on Thursday expressed her disappointment over India's strong medal contender Vinesh Phogat's shocking defeat in the quarterfinal of the 53 kg category at Tokyo 2020.
Vinesh will face Belarus' Vanesa Kaladzinskaya, the reigning European champion, in the last-eight stage.
With less than 50 days to go for the Olympic Games to begin, Vinesh looked strong in defence and swift in attacks and counter-attacks.
Rome: Decorated wrestler Bajrang Punia on Sunday won a second successive gold medal at the Matteo Pallicone ranking series here as he defeated Mongolia’s Tulga Tumur Ochir 2-2 by criteria in the 65kg freestyle event final. Returning to the international circuit after a year due to the Covid pandemic, Punia, 27, remained patient and exhibited […]
New Delhi: Asian Games gold medal-winning woman wrestler Vinesh Phogat has tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus. She was tested by the Indian government as per the protocol as she was to receive Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the country’s top sports accolade, here on Saturday. “My test was done on Thursday and it has come […]
New Delhi: Star India batsman Rohit Sharma is among the five athletes who will receive the country’s highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, for 2020. This will be the first time in the history of National Sports Day awards that five sportspersons will be conferred with the Khel Ratna. The Selection Committee […]
New Delhi: India’s limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma, star wrestler Vinesh Phogat, TT player Manika Batra and Paralympic gold-winning high jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu were on Tuesday picked for this year’s Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by the sports ministry’s selection committee. This is the second time since 2016 that four athletes have been finalised for the […]
New Delhi: Vinesh Phogat, the only Indian woman wrestler to have qualified for Tokyo Olympics, has pulled out of the national camp citing health safety concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a decision which has irked the national federation. The rescheduled national camp for Olympic weight category wrestlers is set to begin from September 1 in […]
New Delhi: Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) recommended star wrestler Vinesh Phogat for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna while Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) nominated India’s table tennis star, Manika Batra, for the prestigious award on Tuesday. Meanwhile, World Championship medallists Rahul Aware and Olympic-bound Deepak Punia were nominated for the Arjuna award […]
Jalandhar: World Championships bronze medallist Vinesh Phogat will headline the 2019 Senior National Wrestling Championships as for the first time ever the prestigious tournament will be streamed live in India and the Indian sub-continent. The tournament will be held here in Punjab between November 29 and December 1 with over 500 wrestlers vying for top […]
Kolkata: Geeta Phogat, who won Indias first ever gold medal in womens wrestling at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, lauded India’s performance at the just-concluded World wrestling championships, saying she is very hopeful of the contingent doing well in Tokyo Olympics next year. Four wrestlers bagged medals and as many Olympic quota places from the World […]
Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan): India’s rising star Deepak Punia (86kg) has pulled out of the final of the Wrestling World Championships due to injury. He has to settle for silver. According to reports, Punia’s leg is injured and he has an eye swelling too. It is believed that he picked up both injuries during the first round. […]
Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan): That Vinesh Phogat is her own person was proved yet again when she altered the strategy devised by the coaches for the key Olympic qualification match and came out trumps. Ahead of her world championships’ Olympic qualifying bout, the precise tactics suggested by coach Woller Akos were to “stay away from Sarah Ann […]
Nur Sultan (Kazakhstan): India’s star wrestler Vinesh Phogat (53kg) qualified for the 2020 Olympics after beating fancied American Sarah Hildebrandt in the World Championships here on Wednesday. The 25-year-old scored an impressive 8-2 win over the world championship silver medallist to secure her place at the Tokyo Games. Vinesh will wrestle in the bronze-medal bout […]
Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan): Star Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat was on Tuesday pushed out of the title race by reigning champion Mayu Mukaida of Japan at the World Championship here. It was a second consecutive defeat for Vinesh against the Japanese this season after losing to the two-time world champion at the Asian Championship in China. Vinesh […]
Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan): A reality check awaits India’s top wrestlers at the World Championships where they will chase not only glory but also Tokyo Olympics qualification, here from Saturday. The run-up to the Worlds has been spectacular for Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat while decent results have provided a dose of confidence to a few others […]
New Delhi: India’s top two wrestlers continued their impressive run this season with Bajrang Punia defending his title at Tbilisi Grand Prix and Vinesh Phogat reaching her fourth final at Medved event. Bajrang, who had won a gold at the same event last year as well, prevailed 2-0 over Iran’s Peiman Bibyani in the 65kg […]
New Delhi: Star India grappler Vinesh Phogat has bagged her third consecutive gold in women’s 53kg category after winning the Poland Open wrestling tournament in Warsaw. The 24-year-old prevailed 3-2 over local wrestler Roksana in the final of the competition. Vinesh had earlier beaten Sofia Mattson of Sweden, the Rio Olympics bronze medallist, in the […]
Istanbul: Vinesh Phogat won the gold at the Yasar Dogu International wrestling meet with a commanding 9-5 win over Russia’s Ekaterina Poleschuk here on Sunday. This was her second consecutive gold in the 53 kg category, having also won at the Spanish Grand Prix last week. The 24-year-old ace wrestler won two of her three […]
Jakarta: Vinesh Phogat on Monday became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Asian Games gold after she defeated Japan’s Yuki Irie in the 50 kilogram women’s Freestyle final here. Vinesh completely dominated the contest, taking a 4-0 lead initially before stretching it further to 6-2 to pocket the yellow metal. Earlier, Vinesh hardly […]
New Delhi: Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik settled for the silver losing to Risako Kawai of Japan in the women’s 60kg category, while Vinesh Phogat (55kg) also fell short in the final at the Asian Wrestling Championships here on Friday. In the 69kg category, the new girl on the block Divya Kakran also settled […]