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Anshu wins silver to create history at World Wrestling

Anshu wins silver to create history at World Wrestling

Rediff.com8 Oct 2021

Anshu Malik settled for a silver medal after losing her 57kg final to 2016 Olympic champion Helen Lousie Maroulis but Sarita Mor grabbed her maiden medal at the big stage by winning the 59kg bronze, in Oslo, Norway on Thursday.

Jr Worlds: Wrestler Ravi Malik loses bronze play-off in just 42 seconds!

Jr Worlds: Wrestler Ravi Malik loses bronze play-off in just 42 seconds!

Rediff.com22 Aug 2021

He began with a 6-0 win over Estonia's Robin Uspenski and followed that up with a 18-9 victory over Kyrgyzstan's Zhenish Humnabekov, who got three cautions in the quarter-final bout.

1900 Olympics: The only time cricket was played at Games

1900 Olympics: The only time cricket was played at Games

Rediff.com16 Jul 2021

With the Tokyo Olympics set to start on July 23, here is some trivia from the first two editions of the modern Olympics held in 1896 and 1900.

IOC releases COVID-19 regulations for Tokyo Olympics

IOC releases COVID-19 regulations for Tokyo Olympics

Rediff.com11 Jul 2021

The Games' Sport-Specific Regulations (SSR) has been developed jointly by IOC and the IFs to determine the impact of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case and its management in competition formats and structures.

Bajrang wins gold and World No 1 ranking in Rome

Bajrang wins gold and World No 1 ranking in Rome

Rediff.com8 Mar 2021

Tokyo-bound Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia pulled off a two-pointer in the last 30 seconds of the gold medal bout to defend his title at the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series event in Rome.

India aim to bring four medals at Tokyo Games

India aim to bring four medals at Tokyo Games

Rediff.com25 Jan 2021

The Indian wrestling contingent were hit with a doping scandal ahead of the 2016 Rio Games, which resulted in freestyle medal contender Narsingh Pancham Yadav being disqualified just days before his scheduled opening bout.

Sports Shorts: India assured four medals at boxing WC

Sports Shorts: India assured four medals at boxing WC

Rediff.com17 Dec 2020

Sports Ministry formally recognises yogasana as competitive sport.

Wrestlers Narsingh, Gurpreet and physio test positive

Wrestlers Narsingh, Gurpreet and physio test positive

Rediff.com28 Nov 2020

All three are asymptomatic and have been moved to Sonepat's Bhagwan Mahavir Das Hospital as a precautionary measure.

Vinesh for Khel Ratna; Aware, Deepak Punia and Sakshi nominated for Arjuna

Vinesh for Khel Ratna; Aware, Deepak Punia and Sakshi nominated for Arjuna

Rediff.com2 Jun 2020

World silver winner Deepak Punia, making a transition from junior to senior circuit, and Rahul Aware, who won a bronze in Nur Sultan, are deserving candidates for the Arjuna Award.

India's foreign wrestling coaches await salaries amid lockdown

India's foreign wrestling coaches await salaries amid lockdown

Rediff.com29 Apr 2020

'It's not my choice to be back home. They approved everything before I left as I filled out the forms. I received my March salary and it was only half. When I inquired, they said they are holding my pay'

Olympics: India's foreign coaches likely to get contract extension

Olympics: India's foreign coaches likely to get contract extension

Rediff.com26 Mar 2020

'We have spoken to all the foreign coaches and they have assured us that they are all committed to their jobs till Tokyo Games'

Sonam downs Sakshi again; makes cut for Olympic qualifiers

Sonam downs Sakshi again; makes cut for Olympic qualifiers

Rediff.com26 Feb 2020

Proving her mettle yet again, young Sonam Malik downed Sakshi Malik for the second time in a row, this time by pinning the Olympic medallist, to make it to the Indian team for next month's Olympic Qualifiers, in Lucknow, on Wednesday. She first got past Radhika and then caring little for reputations, Sonam beat the Asian Championship 59kg gold medallist Sarita Mor (3-1) in the semi-finals before register a victory by fall against Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi in the final.

Ashu, Aditya win Greco-Roman bronze in Asian Wrestling

Ashu, Aditya win Greco-Roman bronze in Asian Wrestling

Rediff.com19 Feb 2020

Ashu beat Syria's Abdulkarim Mohammad Al-Hasan 8-1 while Kundu defeated Nao Kusaka of Japan 8-0 inside 90 seconds in a lop-sided 72kg bronze medal bout.

Sunil Kumar wins Asian Wrestling Greco-Roman gold

Sunil Kumar wins Asian Wrestling Greco-Roman gold

Rediff.com18 Feb 2020

Sunil Kumar proved too good for Azat Salidinov of Kyrgyzstan, winning 5-0, in the 87 kg final to win India's first Greco-Roman gold medal in the Asian Wrestling Championships in 27 years.

Wrestling: Bajrang, Ravi Kumar claim gold in Rome

Wrestling: Bajrang, Ravi Kumar claim gold in Rome

Rediff.com19 Jan 2020

Bajrang staged a remarkable comeback to secure a 4-3 win against USA's Jordan Michael Oliver in the summit showdown of the 65kg freestyle category.

Wrestling legend Sushil's Tokyo Olympic dreams over?

Wrestling legend Sushil's Tokyo Olympic dreams over?

Rediff.com2 Jan 2020

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) will go ahead with the trials in the men's freestyle 74kg category despite a postponement request from the injured Sushil Kumar. Sushil, who has been struggling to revive his career, has pulled out of Friday's trials citing a hand injury and had requested trials in his category to be postponed.

'Medals at parallel event should be counted at CWG'

'Medals at parallel event should be counted at CWG'

Rediff.com23 Nov 2019

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Saturday

Under-23 World Wrestling C'ships: Pooja wins silver; Sajan aims for bronze

Under-23 World Wrestling C'ships: Pooja wins silver; Sajan aims for bronze

Rediff.com2 Nov 2019

Gehlot lost 0-2 to Okuno in the summit clash to emulate Ravinder (61kg), who also won a silver earlier this week.

Sports Shorts: India bag two more golds in Military Games

Sports Shorts: India bag two more golds in Military Games

Rediff.com23 Oct 2019

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Wednesday

Wrestling Worlds: Rahul bags bronze, silver for Deepak

Wrestling Worlds: Rahul bags bronze, silver for Deepak

Rediff.com22 Sep 2019

India record best-ever show at World Wrestling Championships with five medals

Vinesh's title hopes go up in smoke at Wrestling Worlds

Vinesh's title hopes go up in smoke at Wrestling Worlds

Rediff.com17 Sep 2019

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.

Wrestling Worlds: Naveen in medal contention

Wrestling Worlds: Naveen in medal contention

Rediff.com16 Sep 2019

Gurpreet, Manish out

All eyes on Bajrang, Vinesh at World Championships

All eyes on Bajrang, Vinesh at World Championships

Rediff.com13 Sep 2019

While skill is not an issue with Vinesh, holding off strong candidates for six minutes is a big challenge, she herself had admitted recently.

Sports Shorts: Anas, Hima bag gold in Czech Republic

Sports Shorts: Anas, Hima bag gold in Czech Republic

Rediff.com18 Aug 2019

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Sunday

Wrestling worlds: Indian women to return empty-handed

Wrestling worlds: Indian women to return empty-handed

Rediff.com16 Aug 2019

The last time Indian women returned without a single medal was in 2016 edition in Macon, France.

Sports Shorts: Rankireddy-Shetty enter semis of Thailand Open

Sports Shorts: Rankireddy-Shetty enter semis of Thailand Open

Rediff.com2 Aug 2019

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Friday

Asian Wrestling: Harpreet bags silver, Gyanender wins bronze

Asian Wrestling: Harpreet bags silver, Gyanender wins bronze

Rediff.com28 Apr 2019

India's overall tally of 16 medals included eight -- one gold, three silver and four bronze -- won by men's freestyle wrestlers, four bronze by women and three silver and one bronze by Greco-Roman wrestlers.

Asian Wrestling C'ships: Gurpreet, Sunil settle for silver

Asian Wrestling C'ships: Gurpreet, Sunil settle for silver

Rediff.com27 Apr 2019

On the penultimate day of the competition, India finished with just two silver in the Greco-Roman wrestling event even as Prem missed out on a bronze medal finish.

End of India's campaign at Wrestling World C'ships

End of India's campaign at Wrestling World C'ships

Rediff.com27 Oct 2018

Of three grapplers in action, only Hardeep managed to win a bout when he downed Morocco's Choucri Atafi 8-4 in the 1/16 in the 97kg category. Later he lost his 1/8 bout 1-4 to Laokratis Kesidis from Greece.

Sports shorts: Focus on 2020 Olympics, says Rathore

Sports shorts: Focus on 2020 Olympics, says Rathore

Rediff.com23 Sep 2018

A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Sunday

World Junior Wrestling: Bhanwal wins historic back-to-back medals

World Junior Wrestling: Bhanwal wins historic back-to-back medals

Rediff.com19 Sep 2018

Sajan Bhanwal became the first Indian to win back-to-back medals at the Junior World Wrestling Championship after he secured a silver in the 77kg Greco Roman category in Trnava, Slovakia.

Sports Shorts: 'Jaspal was best candidate for Dronacharya'

Sports Shorts: 'Jaspal was best candidate for Dronacharya'

Rediff.com18 Sep 2018

A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Tuesday

Asian Games, Day 4: Rahi leads the way with gold, wushu delivers best medal haul

Asian Games, Day 4: Rahi leads the way with gold, wushu delivers best medal haul

Rediff.com22 Aug 2018

Rahi Sarnobat beat all expectations to become India's first woman shooter with an Asian Games gold and the low-profile wushu players delivered their best ever performance even in defeat on another high-yielding day for the country at the regional showpiece.

India@Asiad: Bopanna-Sharan, Ankita assure at least two medals

India@Asiad: Bopanna-Sharan, Ankita assure at least two medals

Rediff.com22 Aug 2018

Ankita Raina and top seeds men's doubles pair of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan assured India of at least a couple of bronze medals in the tennis competition by progressing to the semifinals at the Asian Games, in Palembang, on Wednesday.

India's schedule at the Asian Games: Day 4

India's schedule at the Asian Games: Day 4

Rediff.com21 Aug 2018

India's schedule at the Asian Games: Day 4

Divya bags bronze in women's wrestling at Asian Games

Divya bags bronze in women's wrestling at Asian Games

Rediff.com21 Aug 2018

Divya Kakran shrugged off a crushing quarter-final defeat to bag the bronze, ensuring that medals continued to come from the wrestling arena even as three other Indians crashed out early at the Asian Games.

Will India's Greco-Romans wrestlers step out of freestyle shadow?

Will India's Greco-Romans wrestlers step out of freestyle shadow?

Rediff.com17 Aug 2018

An Olympic medal, whatever its hue, could do wonders to Greco-Roman, just like Sushil Kumar's bronze at the 2008 Beijing Games did for freestyle wrestling in India.

Sports Shorts: Growth solid, hope Olympiad will demonstrate it, says Anand

Sports Shorts: Growth solid, hope Olympiad will demonstrate it, says Anand

Rediff.com18 Jul 2018

A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Wednesday.

Sports Shorts: India jump to 5th place in FIH rankings

Sports Shorts: India jump to 5th place in FIH rankings

Rediff.com17 Jul 2018

A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Tuesday.

Sports Shorts: Ramandeep ruled out of Champions Trophy

Sports Shorts: Ramandeep ruled out of Champions Trophy

Rediff.com26 Jun 2018

A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Tuesday

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