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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.

Can India better its 2010 performance at 2014 Commonwealth Games?

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 16:38

Can India better it`s 2010 performance at the 2014 Commonwealth Games? This is the question everyone is asking ahead of the Glasgow opening ceremony. In the previous edition of the Games, held in Delhi, India won a record 101 medals. The unprecendented medal haul helped the host nation to finish second behind Australia in the medals tally.

JSW launches sports excellence programme

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 17:25

JSW Group thursday announced the launch of a long term plan to lift Indian sports for which it claims to have started building infrastructure for five disciplines at its steel plant in Bellary, Karnataka.

Japan politician to host pro-wrestling exhibition in North Korea

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 14:11

A Japanese wrestler-turned-politician said Monday that he would co-host an international wrestling exhibition in North Korea next month, just days after Tokyo revoked some of its unilateral sanctions against the isolated state.

Tension prevails after quarrel in UP village

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 15:27

Tension prevailed in Ahiyarapur village after a quarrel during a local wrestling competition led to protests by a group of people.

Russian martial art Sambo is now part of Asian Games

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 18:05

The Russian martial art of sambo has earned recognition of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and has become part of the Asian Games.

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.