Wrestling

  • We can win 4-5 medals at Asian Games, says wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt 3 days ago

    Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt said on Thursday that Indian wrestlers have it in them to win four-to-five 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 four-to-five 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, two-time 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 Cup-winning 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

    CNN-IBN'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...
  • CWG 2014: Shooters, wrestlers impress as India finish fifth with 64 medals August 4, 2014

    If you take away 2010 New Delhi, the benchmark for India at the Commonwealth Games has been 2002 Manchester when they crossed the 50-medal mark for the first time by ending up with 69 medals, 30 of them gold. Before the Indians left for Glasgow, the expectations were pegged at somewhere...
  • CWG 2014: Final list of Indian medal winners in Glasgow August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: The following is the final list of Indian medal winners at the 2014 Commonwealth Games at their conclusion on Sunday. Gold: Sanjita Khumukchan: women's 48 kg weightlifting Sukhen Dey: men's 56 kg weightlifting Abhinav Bindra: men's 10 metre air rifle shooting Apurvi Chandela: women's 10 metre air rifle shooting Rahi Sarnobat: women's 25 metre pistol...
  • CWG 2014: Wrestlers come back home after successful campaign August 2, 2014

    Indian wrestlers landed in Delhi after ending their successful campaign at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. ...
  • CWG 2014: Plan was to play aggressive wrestling, says Sushil Kumar August 2, 2014

    Sushil Kumar landed in Delhi on Saturday morning after winning his second Commonwealth gold in wrestling. ...
  • Egyptian sumo wrestler storms his way into ancient sport August 2, 2014

    Inazawa: Sumo wrestler Osunaarashi was a large, muscular Egyptian teenager with a passion for body building when a friend recommended he try the ancient Japanese sport of sumo. But it was a hard sell. "This sport is about two elephants pushing each other," he recalls thinking. "I'm a body builder, man....
  • CWG 2014: Worked hard on my strength, says Yogeshwar August 1, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt said on Thursday that he worked hard on his strengths to win the gold in the men's freestyle 65kg category in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. It was the Olympic bronze medallist's first gold medal in a major international event ever since his pet 60kg category was...
  • CWG 2014: Gowda, Yogeshwar happy after winning gold August 1, 2014

    Vikas Gowda put up a stunning show to win gold in discuss throw while Yogeshwar Dutt also stormed into wrestling final to win the gold medal. ...
  • CWG 2014: Babita Kumari wins 1st wrestling Gold for India on Day 8 July 31, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian wrestler Babita Kumari put on a stunning show to win the gold medal beating Canada's Brittanee Laverdure in the final of the women's 55kg freestyle category in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC Hall on Thursday. The 24-year-old Babita, who had bagged the silver in the 2010 Commonwealth...
  • CWG 2014: Yogeshwar Dutt wins fifth wrestling gold for India August 1, 2014

    Glasgow: Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt won the fifth wrestling gold medal for India beating Jevon Balfour of Canada in the final of the men's freestyle 65kg category in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC Hall on Thursday. Yogeshwar was declared the winner on grounds of technical superiority after he...
  • CWG 2014: Vikas Gowda, wrestlers lead India's gold rush on Day 8 August 1, 2014

    Glasgow: Discus thrower Vikas Gowda broke a 56-year jinx, to toast with gold alongside wrestlers Yogeshwar Dutt and Babita Kumari as India snaked up to the fifth spot in the medal race at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday. After a day of elusive hunt, Indian sportspersons clinched the shining yellow medal...
  • As it happened: CWG 2014, Day 8 August 1, 2014

    (Scroll down for Live updates) Day 7 Round-up: Virtually taking over where their compatriot shooters signed off at the range, Indian wrestlers rained medals picking up four silvers and a bronze, but the gold eluded the nation on day seven of competition. The grapplers cornered all the medals that came India's way....
  • CWG 2014: Wrestlers clinch five medals, gold eludes India on Day 7 July 31, 2014

    Glasgow: Virtually taking over where their compatriot shooters signed off at the range, Indian wrestlers rained medals picking up four silvers and a bronze, but the gold eluded the nation on day seven of competition at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. The grapplers cornered all the medals that came India's way....
  • CWG 2014: Indian wrestler Navjot Kaur wins bronze July 30, 2014

    Glasgow: India's Navjot Kaur won the bronze medal beating Scotland's Sarah Jones in the bronze medal play-off in the women's freestyle event of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC Hall on Wednesday. Navjot, 24, won 13-0 against the 31-year-old Sarah. Navjot was leading 9-0 when she pinned down Sarah in...
  • CWG 2014: Indian wrestler Bajrang gets men's 61 kg silver July 30, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian wrestler Bajrang also had to settle for a silver medal after he lost his men's freestyle 61 kg final to Canada's David Tremblay in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC Hall on Wednesday. Tremblay took just 84 seconds to beat Bajrang 12-1 in the first period. The Canadian...
  • CWG 2014: Indian wrestler Lalita settles for silver July 30, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian wrestler Lalita settled for the silver medal after she lost her women's freestyle 53 kg final to Nigeria's Odunayo Adekuoroye in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC Hall on Wednesday. Odunayo completely dominated Lalita and took just 31 seconds to seal the gold medal. The Nigerian managed to...
  • CWG 2014: I want to win a gold in Asian Games, says Sushil Kumar July 30, 2014

    Glasgow: Rio is at the back of his mind but for Sushil Kumar, one of India's greatest Olympians, the immediate aim is to win a gold medal in the upcoming Asian Games, a stage where the decorated wrestler, surprisingly, is yet to taste success. The 31-year-old grappler is India's only two-time...