Wrestling

  • CWG 2014: India aim for top-three finish in Glasgow 3 hours 25 minutes ago

    Glasgow: The unprecedented success achieved in the last edition would be hard to replicate this time after the dropping of a few disciplines but upbeat after getting back in the Olympic fold, a 215-strong Indian contingent would nonetheless seek a top-five finish in the 20th Commonwealth Games which begin here...
  • CWG 2014: Wrestler Amit Kumar targets Glasgow gold 9 hours 58 minutes ago

    Amit Kumar, the youngest in India's wrestling contingent for the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, has promised to grapple for nothing less than gold for his country. The 19-year-old wrestler, son of a milkman from Haryana, won a silver medal at the Budapest world championships last year and will be...
  • Indian-born Rupinder Kaur wrestler in Oz team for CWG June 24, 2014

    Melbourne: The Australian women's wrestling team for this year's Commonwealth has an Indian connect to it with the Punjab-born Rupinder Kaur making the cut in the three-strong squad for the July 23 to August 3 event Glasgow. Kaur will compete in the 53kg division. In an interview to SBS Punjabi radio channel...
  • 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...
  • WWE Payback 2014: All the results from the event June 3, 2014

    As many as nine matches, including the two main events, took place at the WWE Payback 2014 held at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois on June 1. This was the second event under the Payback series, which started in 2013. In the high-octane first main event, super star John Cena...
  • Yogeshwar Dutt, Sushil Kumar shine in International tourney in Itlay June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The celebrated Indian wrestling duo of Yogeshwar Dutt and Sushil Kumar sparkled on debut in new weight categories by winning a gold and silver medal respectively in the International Competition in Sassari city, Italy. London Olympics bronze-medallist Yogeshwar won the gold medal in the 65kg category while two-time Olympic...
  • Senior international tourney will help me identify grey areas: Sushil May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: All geared up to fight for the first time in a new weight category, double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar says the upcoming Senior International wrestling tournament in Italy will help him identify the areas he would need to work on ahead of the Commonwealth Games in July. Sushil, who...
  • Sushil, Yogeshwar to compete in new categories for the first time May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: After a long sabbatical, Olympic heroes Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt will be spearheading the Indian challenge when they fight it out for the first time in their respective new weight categories at the Senior International wrestling tournament in Italy on May 30-31. The London Games medallists gave the...
  • WWE Extreme Rules 2014: All the results May 6, 2014

    Daniel Bryan is still the WWE world Heavyweight Champion while John Cena lost to Bray Wyatt in the Steel Cage match. Here are all the results from the May 4 event that took place at the IZOD Center: 1. Triple-Threat Elimination Match Rob Van Dam vs Jack Swagger vs Cesaro Winner: Cesaro 2. Alexander...
  • India return medal-less from 5th day of Asian Wrestling Championship April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: India bit the dust in the Greco-Roman category of the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan with not a single grappler managing to secure a medal for the country in the fifth day of the event. Two Indian grapplers -- Hardeep (98kg) and Harpreet Singh (80kg) -- came...
  • Three bronze for India in Senior Asian Wrestling April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian grapplers gave their fans something to cheer about on the fourth day of the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan with Joyti, KK Yadav and Manoj Kumar bagging bronze medals in their respective bouts today. Joyti wrestled past Gulmira Ismatova of Uzbekistan in the bronze medal bout...
  • Medal-less day for India in Senior Asian Wrestling April 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian grapplers failed to grab any medal on the third day of the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan with Navjot Kaur and Sakshi Malik losing their respective bronze medal bouts on Friday. Kaur lost to Bin Yang of China in the bronze medal bout of the women's...
  • Indian grapplers bag two medals in Asian Wrestling Championship April 24, 2014

    New Delhi: India pocketed one silver and one bronze through Bajrang and Satywart Kadian in their respective men's freestyle categories on the second day of the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan on Thursday. Bajrang won a silver in 61kg freestyle, while Kadian settled for a bronze in the 97kg...
  • 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...
  • Wrestlers leave for Astana sans Sushil, Yogeshwar April 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Olympic heroes Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar have decided to give it a miss for the second year running even as an upbeat Indian wrestling contingent gets set to leave for the Senior Asian Championship to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan from April 22 to 27. Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil...
  • US wrestling star The Ultimate Warrior dies at 54: WWE April 9, 2014

    The Ultimate Warrior, one of US professional wrestling's most celebrated athletes, has died at the age of 54, days after being inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc Hall of Fame, the company said late on Tuesday. "WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of...
  • Sushil aims for elusive Asian Games medal March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: An Asian Games medal has been the only feat that has eluded star wrestler Sushil Kumar so far and he has now set his sights at finishing on the podium in the Incheon Games later this year. Sushil has won medals in Olympics, World Championships, Commonwealth Games and Asian...
  • Amit to lead challenge in WC in Sushil, Yogeshwar's absence March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: World Championship silver winner Amit Kumar Dahiya will spearhead the Indian challenge in their maiden Freestyle World Cup in Los Angeles from March 15-16 in the absence of Olympic medallists Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt. The Indian contingent, comprising of Dahiya (57kg), Bajrang (61kg), Rajnesh (65kg), Amit Dhankar (70kg),...
  • No Sushil, Yogeshwar for freestyle Wrestling World Cup February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Olympic medallist grapplers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt will not be a part of the next month's Freestyle Wrestling World Cup as the two have been given further rest by the federation from national duties. Sushil and Yogeshwar haven't taken the mat since their medal winning feat at London...
  • SAI suspends coach on charges of harassing female wrestler February 7, 2014

    Hisar: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has suspended a wrestling coach, who is facing charges of harassing a teenage woman grappler. Satbir Panghal, a wrestling coach posted at SAI's centre situated in Haryana Agricultural University in Hisar, has been suspended, SAI sources said. The coach has been directed to report to...
  • IPL-style Indian Wrestling League set for November debut January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-anticipated Indian Wrestling League (IWL) is likely to debut in November this year with organisers set to announce six city-based franchises for the three-week-long professional league later this month. "The IWL will be held in mid-November. We have corporate houses and sponsors on board and a formal announcement...
  • Wrestlers leave for US tourney sans Sushil; Yogeshwar doubtful January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Olympic medallists Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt have opted out of travelling with the 10-strong Indian wrestling contingent, which will leave for the Dave Schultz Memorial International tournament in Colorado Springs from January 30 to February 1, on Wednesday night. Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil and London Games bronze medallist...
  • Sushil to compete in 74kg in Rio Games, Yogeshwar in 65kg January 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Putting to rest all speculations, it was confirmed on Wednesday that star wrestlers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt will compete in 74kg and 65kg categories respectively at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games to avoid face-off against each other. However, in the FILA competitions, including the world and the continental...
  • Yearender: Youngsters confirm ascendancy of Indian wrestling December 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Youngsters Amit Kumar, Bajrang and Sandeep Yadav scripted India's best ever show in the World Championship in the absence of Olympic stars in an eventful year, during which the ancient sport successfully fought off its Olympic exclusion. Olympic medallists Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt preferred to stay on the...
  • Rio Olympics to have new women's wrestling categories December 18, 2013

    Geneva: The wrestling world's governing body, FILA, announced on Tuesday that two weight categories will be added in the women's section in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The two new categories will replace a weight class in men's freestyle and Greco-Roman section, reports Xinhua. This change, going into effect in...
  • Lifting of Oly ban will be 'perfect gift' for athletes: Sushil Kumar December 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Welcoming the IOC's decision to revoke India's suspension if the IOA holds its polls next year, star wrestler Sushil Kumar Friday said the country's sports administrators have been provided with an opportunity by the world body to present a "perfect gift" to its athletes before next year's Commonwealth...
  • Indian of the Year 2013: Nominees in sports category December 10, 2013

    CNN-IBN's Indian of the Year Awards are back for the year 2013 and here we bring you the nominees in the category of Sports. ...
  • Indian wrestlers strike gold at Commonwealth Championships December 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian men's Greco Roman wrestling team notched up a rich haul of seven gold, five silver and two bronze medals at the Commonwealth Championships held in Johannesburg from December 5 to 7. The women's team ended runner-up in the event by winning two gold, four silver & five...
  • Indian weightlifters hit a century of medals at Commonwealth C'ships November 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian weightlifters continued to break new records at the Commonwealth Youth, Junior and Senior Championships, taking their overall medal tally to an unprecedented 102, including 53 gold, on the penultimate day of the event in Penang, Malaysia Friday. The biggest contributors to the tally were the youth boys, who...