Tag: Wrestling

Bajrang Punia Wins Bronze
Tokyo Olympics: India's Bajrang Punia Wins Bronze In 65kg Freestyle Wrestling

Bajrang's bronze medal took India's tally in the Tokyo Olympics to six medals -- two silver and four bronze. India thus tied for its best medal haul in the Olympics at 2012 London when they won two silver and four bronze.

Bajrang Punia
Wrestler Bajrang Punia Secures Semifinal Spot With Stunning Win Over Iranian

Punia will be up against Haji Aliyev from Azerbaijan in the semifinal.

Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Ravi Dahiya Bags Silver In 57kg Freestyle
Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Ravi Dahiya Bags Silver In 57kg Freestyle

This was two-time Asian champion Dahiya's second straight loss to Zavur Uguev, a two-time world champion, in as many meetings. The two met in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Championships in Nur Sultan and the Indian wrestler lost in the final seconds of the bout in a closely fought contest.

Tokyo Olympics: Heartbreak For Wrestler Deepak Punia, Misses Bronze Medal In 86kg
Tokyo Olympics: Heartbreak For Wrestler Deepak Punia, Misses Bronze Medal In 86kg

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 Pohgat
Vinesh Phogat Knocks Out Mattsson To Move To Quarters, Anshu Bows Out After Repechage Defeat

Vinesh will face Belarus' Vanesa Kaladzinskaya, the reigning European champion, in the last-eight stage.

Ravi Kumar Dahiya
Ravi Dahiya Storms Into Olympic Final, Pins Sanayev In Semis

Before this, Sushil Kumar was the only Indian to make the gold medal bout in 2012 London Games and settle for a silver.

Ravi Dahiya
Ravi Dahiya, Deepak Punia Storm Into Olympic Semifinals, Get Closer To Medal Rounds

Dahiya will take on Nurislam Sanayev of Kazakhstan in the last-four, while Punia will be up against David Morris Taylor of the USA.

Ravi Dahiya
Olympics: Wrestler Ravi Dahiya Secures Quarterfinal Spot In 57kg Category

Indian wrestler Ravi Dahiya made a confident start to his Olympics campaign, winning by technical superiority against Colombia's Tigreros Urbano to reach the men's freestyle 57kg quarterfinals.

Vinesh Phogat Clinches 53kg Freestyle Gold In Poland Ranking Series
Vinesh Phogat Clinches 53kg Freestyle Gold In Poland Ranking Series

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.

Ravi Dahiya Wins Gold, Bajrang Punia Settles For Silver At Asian Wrestling Championship

New Delhi: Ravi Dahiya impressed with a gold-winning effort at the Asian Wrestling Championship but India’s biggest Olympic medal hope Bajrang Punia looked good until he ran into Japanese Takuto Otoguro in his final here on Saturday. In a strong show by the home wrestlers, four of them reached the finals but only Ravi stood […]

Indian Women Dominate With 3 Gold At Asian Wrestling Championship

New Delhi: Divya Kakran led the pack with a stunning performance before Sarita Mor and Pinki grabbed gold in their respective categories as India dominated the opening day of women’s competition at the Asian Wrestling Championship here on Thursday. On a memorable day for the hosts, the Indian girls reached four out of five finals […]

Deepak Punia, Ravi Dahiya Qualify For Asian Championship

New Delhi: Tokyo 2020 bound wrestler Deepak Punia and Ravi Kumar Dahiya once again proved their mettle as they qualified for the Senior Asian Championship to be held here from February 17-23. The trials were held at the K.D Jadhav Wrestling Indoor Stadium on Friday. Deepak, who is fresh from a string of good performances […]

Dedicated Video News Platform Launched For Wrestling

New Delhi: India will get its first-ever dedicated video and digital news platform catering exclusively to wrestling – WrestlingTV, which will be a one-stop video and news destination for the entire wrestling fraternity and fans, a statement said. The digital channel is conceived by Sporty Solutionz, India’s premier sports marketing, IPR company and exclusive media […]

Bajrang Punia To Tie Knot With Sangeeta Phogat

Chandigarh: World number one wrestler Bajrang Punia will soon tie the knot with grappler Sangeeta, youngest of the Phogat sisters, family sources said on Thursday. The wedding ceremony is likely to take place after the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Bajrang, the 65-kg category wrestler, and Sangeeta — who is a former national medalist in the […]

Vinesh wins 3rd successive gold in 53kg in Poland Open

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 […]