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Why Tokyo Olympics medallists Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya want to train with Indian coaches

Why Tokyo Olympics medallists Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya want to train with Indian coaches

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Bajrang Punia had earlier trained with a Georgian coach but now has a change in plans for Paris 2024. Olympic medalists Bajrang Punia and Ravi Kumar Dahiya will train with Indian wrestling coaches in the next Olympic cycle. Bajrang Punia, who won bronze on his Olympics debut at Tokyo 2020, earlier trained with Georgian coach Shako Bentinidis. For Paris 2024, however, the ace wrestler wants an Indian coach. “Foreign coaches want me to spend most of my time in their country. I am willing to spend half my time outside but then no one is willing to come to India. So I have decided to train with an Indian coach,” Bajrang Punia told PTI. However, the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games gold-medalist has not yet decided on a name. Fellow wrestler Ravi Dahiya, who won silver at Tokyo...
I’ll start small and reach the top again: Vinesh Phogat’s plans for 2022 after Olympic disappointment

I’ll start small and reach the top again: Vinesh Phogat’s plans for 2022 after Olympic disappointment

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With several big-ticket sporting events lined up in 2022, including the Asian and Commonwealth Games, we look at athletes for whom this could be a big year. First up: Wrestler Vinesh Phogat, who aims to bounce back from Olympics setback and the physical and mental troubles that followed thereafter. Vinesh Phogat has slightly morbid souvenir of a surgery she underwent in September last year. The tiny, razor-sharp shards of loose bone fragments that once sent shocking bolts of pain through her right elbow are now extracted and sit in a small box at her home in Kharkhoda. Or at least what's left of them. As the weeks have gone, those fragments have disintegrated further. "Some time back when Neeraj (javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra had a similar surgery in 2019) had his elbow surgery, he told...