Wrestling

  • Go for Glory: Shooters expected to lead medal haul in Incheon 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 multi-sport event, commencing on Friday at Incheon. Wrestling Federation of India had...
  • A complete guide to the 36 sports at Asian Games 2014 3 days ago

    Factbox on the sports events at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea from September 19-October 4: AQUATICS SWIMMING - The swimming events will take place at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center, named after South Korea's 2008 Olympic 400 metres freestyle champion, over five days from Sept. 21-26. There will be...
  • Asian Games 2014: India hope to better Guangzhou record at Incheon 3 days ago

    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 build-up, including the slashing of their contingent and last-minute pull out of top athletes. In a cost-saving measure, the Indian government...
  • Asian Games 2014: India wrestlers go for glory in Incheon 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    With the untimely pull out of two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, all eyes will be on London Games bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt as India will be hoping to break a 28-year-long 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 1 week ago

    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 Greco-Roman bouts on Sunday. Both K K Yadav (Greco-Roman 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...
  • Wrestler Sushil Kumar likely to skip 2014 Asian Games August 13, 2014

    His eyes firmly trained on the 2016 Rio Games, twotime Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, in all probability, will skip the upcoming World Championship as well as the Asian Games slated to be held next month, as he now wants to win a gold in the biggest sporting event. The Wrestling Federation...
  • Wrestler Amit Kumar upset over Arjuna Award snub August 13, 2014

    Amit Kumar, who won gold at the 2014 CWG in Glasgow and also has a silver won at the 2013 World Championships, said such decisions are bad for morale. ...
  • Manoharan, Mahaveer among five recommended for Dronacharya Awards August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Boxing coach G Manoharan, rowing's Jose Jacob and wrestling's Mahaveer Prasad were among five names recommended for this year's Dronacharya Award by a selection panel headed by World Cupwinning hockey captain Ajitpal Singh on Monday. According to sources in the sports ministry, veteran athletics coach N Lingappa and judo's...
  • Sushil, Yogeshwar to skip Wrestling World Championships August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Star grapplers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt have decided to skip the FILA World Wrestling Championships to be held next month in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to avoid injuries and preserve themselves for the upcoming Asian Games. Sushil and Yogeshwar, who won a gold each in men's 74kg and 65kg freestyle...
  • Proud feeling to win a medal in Glasgow, says wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt August 8, 2014

    Yogeshwar won gold medal for India beating Jevon Balfour of Canada in the final of the men's freestyle 65kg category in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. ...
  • Sushil Kumar proud of India's wrestling performance at CWG August 5, 2014

    Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt, Amit Kumar made sure that Indian wrestling continues to be on the upswing and, in all, five gold and six silver and two bronze were surely impressive at the Commonwealth Games. ...
  • CWG 2014: Phogat sisters create history in Glasgow August 5, 2014

    The gold won by Phogat sisters Babita and Vinesh in Glasgow emulated the feat of their sister Geeta, who was the first Indian woman to win a CWG wrestling gold in 2010. ...
  • CWG 2014: India end on a high, finish 5th with 64 medals August 4, 2014

    CNNIBN's panel of experts discuss the performance of India's sportspersons in recently concluded Commonwealth Games where Indian won 64 medals. ...
  • Yogeshwar Dutt likely to miss World Championships for Asian Games August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Exhausted after a golden performance at the Commonwealth Games, star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt on Monday said he might skip next month's World Championships at Tashkent to be fighting fit for the Asian Games, to be held in Incheon from September 19 to October 4. Yogeshwar won a gold in...
  • CWG 2014: Sports Minister awaiting report on arrestetd Indian officials August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday said a decision on any action against IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta and wrestling referee Virender Malik will be taken only after going through a report on the charges against them. Mehta and Malik were arrested in Glasgow on different charges causing much...