Wrestling

  • US wrestling star The Ultimate Warrior dies at 54: WWE 09-04-2014 11:34 AM

    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...
  • Sushil aims for elusive Asian Games medal 18-03-2014 08:15 PM

    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...
  • Amit to lead challenge in WC in Sushil, Yogeshwar's absence 10-03-2014 05:30 PM

    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...
  • No Sushil, Yogeshwar for freestyle Wrestling World Cup 18-02-2014 06:21 PM

    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...
  • SAI suspends coach on charges of harassing female wrestler 07-02-2014 01:17 PM

    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...
  • IPL-style Indian Wrestling League set for November debut 21-01-2014 07:05 PM

    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...
  • Wrestlers leave for US tourney sans Sushil; Yogeshwar doubtful 15-01-2014 04:40 PM

    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...
  • Sushil to compete in 74kg in Rio Games, Yogeshwar in 65kg 01-01-2014 06:06 PM

    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...
  • Yearender: Youngsters confirm ascendancy of Indian wrestling 26-12-2013 01:51 PM

    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...
  • Rio Olympics to have new women's wrestling categories 18-12-2013 06:03 PM

    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...
  • Lifting of Oly ban will be 'perfect gift' for athletes: Sushil Kumar 13-12-2013 07:58 PM

    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 10-12-2013 12:10 AM

    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 09-12-2013 05:33 PM

    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 &...
  • Indian weightlifters hit a century of medals at Commonwealth C'ships 29-11-2013 02:45 PM

    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,...
  • Yogeshwar Dutt wants gold in World Championship 27-10-2013 10:11 PM

    Mumbai: Staying fit and winning a gold at World championship remains the main priority for Olympics bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt but the injury-prone Indian wrestler said he might need to skip either the Commonwealth Games or Asian Games depending on his fitness next year. "My biggest problem is of injury....
  • Indian wrestling on the upswing 26-09-2013 08:21 PM

    Upcoming wrestlers Amit Kumar, Bajrang and Sandeep Tulsi Yadav performed brilliantly at World Championships and made India proud. ...
  • IPL-style wrestling league put off yet again 26-09-2013 05:19 PM

    New Delhi: The rising graph of the country's grapplers seems to be having no positive impact on the proposed Indian Wrestling League (IWL) as it has been postponed once again due to mild response from prospective franchises. IWL, a tournament on the lines of popular cricket extravaganza Indian Premier League...
  • Wrestlers aiming for atleast 5 medals at Rio: Sushil Kumar 25-09-2013 05:23 PM

    New Delhi: Buoyed by India's best-ever performance at the World Championships, Olympic heroes Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt Wednesday vowed to settle for nothing less than at least five medals in the next edition at Rio de Janeiro in 2016. India finished with three medals at the recently concluded World...
  • Sushils's words spurred me to go for medal: Sandeep 24-09-2013 07:29 PM

    New Delhi: Apart from skill and will, it needed a word of wisdom from senior pro Sushil Kumar to inspire rising grappler Sandeep Tulsi Yadav to go all out for a medal in the World Wrestling Championships in Budapest. Few encouraging words from the double Olympic medallist ensured that the...
  • Sandeep creates history, wins bronze in Greco Roman 22-09-2013 09:31 PM

    Budapest: Grappler Sandeep Tulsi Yadav created history by winning India's first-ever medal in the Greco-Roman category of the Senior World Wrestling Championships after beating Serbia's Aleksandar Maksimovic in the 66kg division here Sunday. Sandeep overwhelmed the Serbian 4-0 to grab a rare medal in the Greco Roman category for the...
  • Women wrestlers disappoint at World Championships 20-09-2013 11:21 PM

    Budapest: Indian women grapplers continued their listless performance at the World Wrestling Championships here as Navjot Kaur and Jyoti bowed out of the competition on Friday. Silver medallist at the Asian Championships, Navjot made a promising start as she thrashed Gilda De Oliveira of Brazil 11-4 in the opening bout...
  • Victorious Indian wrestlers return from World Championships 20-09-2013 08:56 PM

    Amit Kumar and Bajrang Kumar, who won silver and bronze medal respectively, returned home to hero's welcome. ...
  • Amit, Bajrang credit World Championship medals to hard work 20-09-2013 08:41 PM

    Amit Kumar and Bajrang Kumar visit CNN-IBN studios to describe their journey en route World Championship silver and bronze medal, respectively. ...
  • Indian men earn maiden berth in wrestling World Cup 20-09-2013 06:48 PM

    New Delhi: Indian wrestling is well and truly on an all-time high as the country, in what turned out to be a double delight, on Friday earned a maiden World Cup berth on the back of its best-ever sixth-place finish in men's free-style at the World Championships in Budapest. India...
  • Narsingh Yadav enters repechages at World Wrestling Championships 18-09-2013 09:03 PM

    Budapest: India's Nirmala Devi (48kg) and Vinesh (51kg) failed to impress in the women's section of the World Wrestling Championships even as men's freestyle grappler Narsingh Yadav entered the repechages after his conquerer made it to the finals of the 74kg section on Wednesday. Yadav ran into the reigning champion...
  • Bajrang dedicates medal to mentor Yogeshwar Dutt 18-09-2013 12:18 PM

    New Delhi: Bajrang, who won India's second medal at the ongoing World Wrestling Championships, on Wednesday dedicated his bronze medal to fellow grappler and mentor Yogeshwar Dutt for playing a key role in shaping his career. For Bajrang, who won a bronze in the 60kg category in Budapest, Hungary last...
  • Bajrang Kumar wins bronze at World Wrestling Championships 17-09-2013 11:02 PM

    Budapest: India's impressive show at the World Wrestling Championships continued as Bajrang bagged a bronze medal in the 60kg freestyle category with an overwhelming 9-2 win over Mangolia's Nyam-Ochir Enkhsaikhan on Tuesday. Amit Kumar had won a silver on Monday and it is first time that India have won two...
  • Amit Kumar wins silver at World Wrestling Championships 17-09-2013 10:33 PM

    Indian wrestling discovered a new star on Monday with 19-year-old Amit Kumar winning silver medal at the World Championships in Hungary. ...
  • Indians disappoint on day two of World Wrestling Championships 17-09-2013 10:06 PM

    Budapest: Indian grapplers failed to impress on Tuesday at the World Wrestling Championships as Bajrang (60kg), Pawan Kumar (84kg) and Hitender (120kg) made early exits from the competition. While Yogeshwar Dutt's replacement, Bajrang lost to Vladimir Vladimirov Dubov of Bulgaria 0-7, Hitender faced a 0-8 defeat at the hands of...
  • Amit Kumar wins silver at World Wrestling 17-09-2013 11:06 AM

    Asian Champion Amit Kumar settled for silver after going down narrowly in the final of the 55kg category on the opening day of World Wrestling Championships. ...