WRESTLING

  • Wrestler Sushil Kumar, six others to train in US October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar and six other national athletes will be heading for the US in the first week of November to train in the Ohio-based SPIRE Institute, an official Olympic Training Center, through a Sheru Classic initiative. Double Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil, who skipped the Asian Games...
  • Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt eyes gold in 2016 Rio Olympics October 14, 2014

    Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, who brought home an Asian Games gold after a gap of 28 years, said that his main target is to win a yellow metal at Rio Olympics. ...
  • Wrestler Yogeshwar eyeing World Championships gold and direct berth in Rio Olympics October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Happy to have ended India's 28-year-long wait for a wrestling gold at the recent Asian Games, star grappler Yogeshwar Dutt is now aiming for a yellow metal at next year's World Championships and thereby earn an automatic berth in the 2016 Rio Olympics. "Next year my main target will...
  • For Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt's semis bout at Asiad best ever September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: They both are champions in their own right and no wonder Sushil Kumar was absolutely ecstatic in the manner his close friend Yogeshwar Dutt clinched the first gold medal for India in Asian Games wrestling in 28 years. "The manner in which Yogesh [as he is affectionately called] won...
  • Asian Games 2014: Yogeshwar Dutt wins historic gold in wrestling September 28, 2014

    Dutt ended a 28-year gold drought for India in wrestling as he accounted for the country's fourth yellow metal in the 17th Asian Games on Sunday. ...
  • Asian Games: Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt clinches gold September 28, 2014

    Incheon: London Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt ended a 28-year gold drought for India in wrestling as he accounted for the country's fourth yellow metal in the 17th Asian Games after beating Zalimkhan Yusupov of Tajikistan in men's 65kg freestyle on Sunday. This is India's first Asian Games wrestling gold after...
  • Asian Games: Vinesh and Geetika win bronze in wrestling September 27, 2014

    Incheon: Indian wrestler Vinesh bagged the bronze medal in the women freestyle 48kg category in the 17th Asian Games at the Dowon Gymnasium on Saturday. The Commonwealth Games gold medallist defeated Mongolia's Narangerel Erdenesukh 4-0 in the bronze medal match that lasted two minutes and 31 seconds. Following to it, Geetika Jakhar...
  • Asian Games: Vikas finishes 7th as Indian lifters' dismal show continues September 24, 2014

    Incheon: Indian weightlifters' dismal campaign at the 17th Asian Games continued as Vikas Thakur finished a disappointing seventh in the men's 85kg category, here on Wednesday. Even though Vikas topped Group B with a total lift 327kg -- best efforts of 148kg in snatch and 179kg in clean and jerk --...
  • Go for Glory: Shooters expected to lead medal haul in Incheon September 19, 2014

    They were mostly off the mark in the recent World Championships but Indian shooters will nonetheless be expected to deliver a bagful of medals when the event kickstarts in the Asian Games. ...
  • Arjuna award would have motivated me even more for Asiad, says wrestler Amit Kumar September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: All geared up for the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games gold medallist grappler Amit Kumar confessed had he been conferred with Arjuna award it would have given him added motivation to go for a podium finish at the multisport event, commencing on Friday at Incheon. Wrestling Federation of India had...
  • A complete guide to the 36 sports at Asian Games 2014 September 19, 2014

    Factbox on the sports events at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea from September 19October 4: AQUATICS SWIMMING The swimming events will take place at the Munhak Park Taehwan Aquatics Center, named after South Korea's 2008 Olympic 400 metres freestyle champion, over five days from Sept. 2126. There will be...
  • Asian Games 2014: India hope to better Guangzhou record at Incheon September 19, 2014

    With just a day to go before the start of the 2014 Asian Games in the South Korean city of Incheon, India seek a record medal haul despite a chaotic buildup, including the slashing of their contingent and lastminute pull out of top athletes. In a costsaving measure, the Indian government...
  • Asian Games 2014: India wrestlers go for glory in Incheon September 18, 2014

    Sushil Kumar may be missing but led by the other Olympic medalist Yogeshwar Dutt the team hopes to rewrite history. ...
  • Asian Games 2014: Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt eyes Incheon gold September 18, 2014

    Olympic medalist Yogeshwar Dutt leads the team into battle in the absence of double Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar. ...
  • Asian Games: Yogeshwar India's biggest hope to end wrestling gold drought September 18, 2014

    With the untimely pull out of twotime Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, all eyes will be on London Games bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt as India will be hoping to break a 28yearlong wait for a gold medal in wrestling at the 17th Asian Games that get underway Friday in the South...
  • India end campaign without any medal in Wrestling World Championship September 14, 2014

    Tashkent: Indian wrestlers drew a blank in the FILA World Championship as they ended their campaign with a listless show on the final day of the competition with three of them crashing out in the initial rounds of their respective GrecoRoman bouts on Sunday. Both K K Yadav (GrecoRoman 71kg) and...
  • World Wrestling: Sandeep fails to recreate magic, Harpreet loses September 13, 2014

    Tashkent: Sandeep Tulsi Yadav, who created history by winning India's firstever medal in the GrecoRoman category in the World Wrestling Championship last year, failed to repeat his feat this time around as he went down in the Round of 32 in the 66kg division on Saturday. Having made it to the...
  • Better showing by Indian wrestlers in World Championship on Day 5 September 12, 2014

    After a disappointing show by the Indian men and women wrestlers in the freestyle category, the country's GrecoRoman wrestlers came up with a better showing in the ongoing FILA World Championship on Friday. On Day 5 of the event, Gurpreet Singh impressed in the 75kg category after reaching the lastfour stage...
  • Indian women continue dismal show at World Wrestling Championship September 11, 2014

    Tashkent: Indian women grapplers continued their disappointing performance with three of them making yet another early exit in their respective weight categories on day four of the FILA World Championship, here on Thursday. While Men's Freestyle wrestling ended with none of the eight Indians making it to the podium, the women...
  • After men, women also draw a blank at World Wrestling Championships September 10, 2014

    Tashkent: After a disappointing show by the Indian men in freestyle category, the women grapplers also failed to make their presence felt with Commonwealth Games silver medallist Sakshi Malik (60kg) bowing out of the FILA World Championships in the quarterfinal on Wednesday. Other Indians in the fray Priyanka Singh, Pooja...
  • India continue to disappoint in World Wrestling Championships September 9, 2014

    Tashkent: Indian grapplers continued their weak showing in the ongoing World Wrestling Championships after Naresh Kumar lost his 86 kg repechage match against Japan's Atsushi Matsumoto on the second day of the event on Tuesday. Naresh, who made his presence felt by winning a silver in the Commonwealth Championships in 2013,...
  • Indians disappoint on Day 1 of World Wrestling Championships September 8, 2014

    Commonwealth Games silver medallist wrestler Rajiv Tomar crashed out of the World Championships in the qualifying round itself as India began their campaign on a disappointing note here on Monday. Tomar lost 13 in the qualifying round bout of men's 125kg freestyle against Ryong Sung of Korea, failing to make it...
  • Wrestler Babita Kumari working on new strategy for Asian Games September 6, 2014

    With the Commonwealth Games gold in her kitty, India's top female wrestler Babita Kumari has now shifted focus to the Asian Games and is working on a totally different approach to tackle Japanese and Chinese opponents she is likely to encounter. The 24yearold is training hard on her speed and tactics...
  • Asiad medal aspirations weighing heavy on grappler Vinesh Phogat September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Her gold medalwinning performance at the recently concluded Glasgow Commonwealth Games has imposed an immense burden of expectations upon India's woman wrestler Vinesh Phogat for her to win a medal at the forthcoming Asian Games. The 20yearold from Balali, Haryana, surprised wrestling aficionados by winning the gold in Glasgow,...
  • Better facilities can fetch India more medals, says Sushil Kumar September 2, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Twotime Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar on Tuesday said if the budding wrestlers are provided better facilities, especially in villages, India could end up winning more medals than China in top international events. "Had the government ever thought of promoting sport of wrestling in villages, India could have won more gold...
  • We can win 45 medals at Asian Games, says wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt August 28, 2014

    Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt said on Thursday that Indian wrestlers have it in them to win fourtofive medals, including gold, at the upcoming Asian Games. "We did well at the Commonwealth Games. We are working hard and hopefully will do better in the Asian Games. We can win fourtofive medals...
  • Working on stamina, technique to win gold in Asiad: Vinesh Phogat August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A gold medal at the Commonwealth Games under her belt, wrestler Vinesh Phogat says she is working hard on her stamina and technique to clinch a second successive one in the upcoming Asian Games to be held in Incheon next month. "I am aiming for a gold and...