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Commonwealth Games: Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Bajrang Punia make Indian wrestling team

Commonwealth Games: Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Bajrang Punia make Indian wrestling team

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Tokyo Olympian Deepak Punia also made the cut through the men’s freestyle trials in the 86kg final. Tokyo 2020 medallists Bajrang Punia and Ravi Kumar Dahiya made it into the Indian men’s wrestling team for the Commonwealth Games 2022 by winning their respective weight categories at the national selection trials held in New Delhi on Tuesday. Unlike at the trials for the Asian championships in March, when the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) had allowed Tokyo Olympians, including Deepak Punia, to directly start from the finals, the top Indian wrestlers had to compete from the semi-finals on Tuesday. Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist Bajrang Punia, competing in his pet freestyle 65kg category, defeated Sujeet in the semi-finals before overcoming Vishal 2-1 in a hard-fought final. ...
Commonwealth Games: Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat in Indian wrestling team

Commonwealth Games: Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat in Indian wrestling team

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World championship silver medalist Anshu Malik also made the cut for the women’s squad by defeating Sarita Mor in the 57kg final at the selection trials. Rio 2016 bronze medalist Sakshi Malik and Tokyo Olympian Vinesh Phogat sealed their places in the Indian women’s wrestling team for the Commonwealth Games 2022 after winning in their respective weight categories at the national selection trials held in Lucknow on Monday. Sakshi Malik, competing in the 62 kg, defeated Tokyo Olympian Sonam Malik 8-1 in the semi-finals after incurring a series of losses against the youngster in the past few years. In the final, Sakshi outmaneuvered Manisha 7-1 for a place on the Indian team for the Birmingham Games. On her way to the 62kg final, Manisha had beaten Sangeeta Phogat, wife of Bajrang Pu...
Asian Wrestling Championships: Deepak Punia wins silver as India finish with 17 medals

Asian Wrestling Championships: Deepak Punia wins silver as India finish with 17 medals

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Viky, with bronze in men’s 92kg, was India’s only other medallist on the final day of the continental meet.  Tokyo Olympian Deepak Punia won the men’s freestyle 86kg silver while Viky bagged a bronze in the 92kg category at the  Asian Wrestling Championships 2022 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on Sunday. With the two medals on the final day of the meet, India finished with a total tally of 17 medals, one gold, five silvers and 11 bronze, at Ulaanbaatar. Tokyo medallist Ravi Kumar Dahiya won the solitary gold in the men’s 57kg weight class. Though the count surpassed last year’s haul of 14, India did win more gold medals, five, at the 2021 edition held at Almaty. Deepak Punia, a former world championships silver medallist, began his campaign with a 6-0 win over Iranian grapple...
Asian Wrestling Championships: Harpreet Singh, Sachin Sahrawat take India’s Greco-Roman medal count to five

Asian Wrestling Championships: Harpreet Singh, Sachin Sahrawat take India’s Greco-Roman medal count to five

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Indian Greco-Roman wrestlers won a total of five bronze medals at this year’s Asian Championships after drawing a blank last year. Harpreet Singh and Sachin Sahrawat won a bronze each as Indian Greco-Roman wrestlers concluded their campaign at the Asian Wrestling Championships 2022 with five medals in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on Wednesday. A former Asian Championships silver medallist, Harpreet Singh defeated Korea’s Sejin Yang 4-2 in the quarter-final before going down to Iran’s Rasoul Sadegh Garmsiri in the semis by fall in the 82kg weight category. In the bronze medal match, Harpreet Singh was declared the winner after Jafar Khan from Qatar suffered an injury. The remaining four Greco-Roman wrestlers - Gyanender (60kg), Sachin Sahrawat (67kg), Vikas (72kg), and Ravi (97kg) - in ac...
Asian Wrestling Championships: India win three bronze medals in Greco-Roman on opening day

Asian Wrestling Championships: India win three bronze medals in Greco-Roman on opening day

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Sunil Kumar, Arjun Halakurki and Neeraj won medals while Prem and Sajan made early exits. Indian Greco-Roman wrestlers Sunil Kumar, Arjun Halakurki and Neeraj won bronze medals in the respective weight divisions on the opening day of the Asian Wrestling Championships 2022 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on Tuesday. Sunil Kumar, a former Asian champion, beat Batbayar Lutbayar 9-1 for bronze in the 87kg category. Earlier, Sunil Kumar scripted a comeback to defeat Japan’s Masato Sumi 5-3 in the quarters. However, Sunil Kumar lost to former world championships bronze medallist Jalgasbay Berdimuratov of Uzbekistan 8-0 in the semi-finals. In the 55kg category, Arjun Halakurki defeated Mongolia’s Davaabandi Munkh Erdene 10-7 to bag India’s first bronze of the day. Arjun was cruising to a win...
Yasar Dogu International wrestling: India’s Gyanender wins Greco-Roman bronze

Yasar Dogu International wrestling: India’s Gyanender wins Greco-Roman bronze

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Rio Olympian Hardeep Singh, competing in 97kg, and Ashu, in 67kg, lost in the repechage round. Indian Greco-Roman wrestler Gyanender won a bronze medal in the 60kg division on the opening day of the Yasar Dogu International 2022 ranking series in Istanbul, Turkey on Thursday. Gyanender won his first bout of the day – beating Marat Garipov of Brazil 7-3 in the quarter-final. However, he lost 5-0 against Turkish wrestler Ekrem Ozturk, a world championships medallist, in the semi-finals. For the bronze medal, Gyanender was up against Azerbaijan’s Eldaniz Azizli, a 2018 world champion, who withdrew midway from the match due to injury. Gyanender was leading 2-0 at the time. Rio 2016 Olympian Hardeep Singh was the other Indian wrestler to win a match on the opening day of the Istanbu...