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Indian grapplers look to win bagful of medals at CWG

Indian grapplers look to win bagful of medals at CWG

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 15:09

Spearheaded by Olympic medallists Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt, Indian wrestlers will once again look to dominate, but the scrapping of Greco-Roman category will certainly affect the country`s medal count when the grapplers start their campaign at the Commonwealth Games, here on Tuesday.

Sushil Kumar to compete in 74kg in Rio Games, Yogeshwar in 65kg

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 23:56

Putting to rest all speculations, on Wednesday it was confirmed 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.

Four-times world champion Kudukhov dies in car crash

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 21:25

Russian freestyle wrestler Besik Kudukhov has died at the age of 27 following a car accident on Sunday, the domestic federation said.

FILA weight changes hit Sushil, Yogeshwar

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 19:22

Two freestyle weight categories (6okg and 66 kg) in which India won three Olympic medals in the last two Games have been scrapped by the world body FILA from the 2016 Rio Games and the men affected are Sushil Kumar and his childhood buddy Yogeshwar Dutt.

Rio Olympics to have new women`s wrestling categories

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 18:47

The wrestling world`s governing body, FILA, announced here Tuesday that two weight categories will be added in the women`s section in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Iranian wrestler banned for life

Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 17:10

Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Amir Aziz Ali-Akbari has been banned for life after testing positive for a banned anabolic steroid.

Sushil put Indian wrestling on the world map: TNA star Angle

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 18:15

Kurt Angle would not have even imagined an Indian grappler finishing on the podium in the Olympic Games had it not been for Sushil Kumar`s historic bronze at the 2008 Beijing Games, which made the TNA impact wrestling legend stand up and take notice of the country.

TNA Wrestling on a talent hunt to recruit

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 23:23

Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling, which is trying to promote pro-wrestling in India, is scouting local talent for recruitment.

Wrestlers strike gold at Commonwealth Championships

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 17:48

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.

Veteran wrestlers from Punjab move Delhi HC against WFI

Last Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 11:02

The Delhi High Court has sought the Centre`s response on a plea of veteran wrestlers, who have been denied visas to participate in an event to be held in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

IPL-style wrestling league put off yet again

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 16:50

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.

Wrestler Sandeep Tulsi Yadav bags India`s maiden medal in Greco-Roman

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 09:38

Indian wrestler Sandeep Tulsi Yadav scripted history by winning the first ever medal in the Greco Roman category.