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Ace wrestler Vinesh Phogat leaves her Arjuna and Khel Ratna Awards on Kartavya Path

New Delhi: Asian Games and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat left her Arjuna and Khel Ratna Awards on the pavement of Kartavya Path in New Delhi in protest against the alleged mistreatment of female wrestlers in India amid the controversy in the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI).

'Will return national awards': Ace wrestler Vinesh Phogat writes an open letter to PM Modi

New Delhi: A week after Sakshee Malikkh announced her retirement from wrestling and Bajrang Punia relinquished his Padma Shri, ace wrestler Vinesh Phogat, who protested fiercely against the former Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, has declared her intention to return the Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards.

After suspending newly-formed WFI management, Centre asks Indian Olympic Association to set up panel to run the sports body

New Delhi: The Sports Ministry has asked the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to set up an interim panel to oversee the operations of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), media reports said.

WFI chief Sanjay Singh's election: Bajrang Punia says he will return Padma Shri to PM Modi

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia on Friday (December 22, 2023) said he will return his Padma Shri award to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a day after former Wrestling Federation of India chief's close aide Sanjay Singh was elected to the top post of the Indian wrestling body.

Sakshi Malik quits wrestling after Brijbhushan's aide elected as WFI chief

New Delhi: Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik on Thursday announced her retirement from wrestling soon after Sanjay Singh, an aide of former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Singh, was elected as president of India's top wrestling body.

Out-of-practice Bajrang Punia draws blank at Asian Games

Hangzhou: Wrestler Bajrang Punia, a Tokyo Olympic medallist, failed to secure a medal at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.

Asiad: Antim Panghal gets India's second medal in wrestling

Hangzhou/IBNS/UNI: Antim Panghal won India’s second medal in wrestling, a bronze, at the Asian Games 2023 with a 3-1 win over Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist Bat-Ochir Bolortuya of Mongolia in the women’s 53kg here on Thursday.

Rising wrestler 'Badshah Khan' from remote village of Neel eyes WWE Championships seeking government support

In the remote village of Neel, located in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district, Arif's passion for wrestling was ignited by the legendary wrestler 'The Great Khali'. Enrolling in Khali's Wrestling Academy in Jalandhar, Arif's dedication and hard work caught the attention of his trainers, earning him the moniker 'Badshah Khan' bestowed by Khali himself.

India's Manjeet wins bronze in UWW ranking series wrestling event in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)/IBNS: India's Manjeet clinched bronze in the men's Greco Roman 55kg category in the UWW Ranking Series wrestling event on Thursday. 

Wrestling: WFI's emergency general council meeting in UP's Ayodhya called off

New Delhi/IBNS: The emergency meeting of the Wrestling Federation of India’s (WFI) general council, scheduled for Sunday in UP's Ayodhya, was cancelled following the Union sports ministry's order to suspend all its ongoing activities in the wake of the allegations of sexual abuse and harassment against the sports body and its president, said a report in the media.

Union sports ministry suspends WFI additional secretary Vinod Tomar

New Delhi: The Union sports ministry on Saturday suspended the additional secretary of WFI, Vinod Tomar amid protests by India’s celebrated wrestlers against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief, media reports said.

CWG: Ravi Kumar Dahiya wins gold; India's 4th in wrestling

Birmingham: Ravi Kumar Dahiya Saturday won a major gold medal as he defeated Nigeria's Ebikewenimo Welson in the final of the men's 57kg final by technical superiority.

India sees hat-trick of gold medals in wrestling as Bajrang Puniya, Sakshi Malik, Deepak Puniya triumph at CWG

Birmingham/IBNS: In a spectacular sporting display by Indian wrestlers Friday,  Bajrang Punia gave the country its first gold medal in wrestling at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022, only to be followed by Sakshi Malik in the women's 62kg category and Deepak Puniya in men's 86kg category sealing a hat-trick of golds in the sports.

CWG '22: Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik seal two golds medals for India in wrestling

Birmingham/IBNS: It is a glorious day for Indian sports with Bajrang Punia giving the country its first gold medal in wrestling at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022, only to be followed by Sakshi Malik in the women's 62kg category to add a second yellow medal in the sport

Ravi Kumar Dahiya emerges as second Indian to win silver in Olympic wrestling

Tokyo/IBNS: Indian grappler Ravi Kumar Dahiya settled for a silver at the ongoing Olympics as he lost the final of 57 kg freestyle wrestling after a keen contest against world champion Zaur Uguev of Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) 4 -7 Thursday.