WRESTLING FEDERATION OF INDIA

  • Indian wrestlers move HC for WFI derecognition for not holding trials June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Three wrestlers on Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking derecognition of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) alleging violation of sports code by not holding trials for selecting players for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The petition was mentioned before a vacation bench of justices Siddharth Mridul and...
  • Pooja Dhanda bags bronze at Senior Asian Wrestling Championship April 23, 2014

    India's woman grappler Pooja Dhanda bagged the bronze medal in the 58kg freestyle category on an otherwise disappointing day for the Indians at the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan on Wednesday. Pooja defeated Lilya Shakirova of Uzbekistan by 11-0 to earn a third-place finish. However, Rajneesh Kumar and Pawan Kumar...
  • WFI recommends Raj Singh for Dronacharya award May 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has recommended the names of its general secretary Raj Singh and veteran Guru Jasram for the Dronacharya Award in the category of lifetime contribution in coaching. "The federation has send two names for this award, including mine. I spent two decades with the...
  • Six junior wrestlers skip dope test, lose medals May 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on Sunday withdrew the medals from six of the current junior national champions, who failed to provide samples to the National AntiDoping Agency (NADA) for dope test. WFI had requested NADA to collect samples from the Junior National Wrestling Championships that were held...
  • Geeta Phogat to lead India women at Asian wrestling meet April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The battle for the women's wrestling continental crown will witness some of the top contenders take to the mats of the K.D. Jadhav Wrestling Stadium at the Asian Wrestling Championship to be held here April 1822. The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) announced the squad, selected on the...
  • Was dehydration behind Sushil Kumar's loss? August 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Sushil Kumar would have made greater history had he conquered Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu in London on Sunday. But the 66kg wrestler was up against much more than just a fiery Japanese opponent in the gold medal bout. Moments after Sushil became the countrys first Olympic silver medalwinning wrestler and the only...
  • Wrestler Sushil Kumar in deadlock with federation February 5, 2009

    New Delhi: In a surprising move the Wrestling Federation of India has sent a show cause notice to Olympic bronze medalist Sushil Kumar. The reason given by the federation is that the Olympian wrestler refused to travel with the Indian team to America for a wrestling tournament. The federation says Sushil Kumar...