Better showing by Indian grapplers in World C'ship on Day 5
Better showing by Indian grapplers in World C'ship on Day 5

After a disappointing show by the Indian men and women grapplers in the freestyle category, the country's Greco-Roman wrestlers came up with a better showing in the ongoing FILA World Championship, here today.

Indian eves continue dismal show at World Wrestling C'ship
Indian eves continue dismal show at World Wrestling C'ship

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 today.

After men, women also draw a blank at Wrestling World C'ship

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 here today.

Sushil, Yogeshwar to compete in new categories for first time

After a long sabbatical, Olympic heroes Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt will be spearheading the Indian challenge when they fight it out for the first time in their respective new weight categories at the Senior International wrestling tournament in Italy on May 30-31.

Wrestling`s Olympic return is music to Putin`s ears

Wrestling`s quickfire return to the Olympic programme was music to the ears of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who personally lobbied for its return last year.

FILA weight changes hit Sushil, Yogeshwar

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

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

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

Financial dispute between WFI-FILA leaves Yogeshwar high & dry

Olympic medallist Yogeshwar Dutt has paid the price for Wrestling Federation of India`s financial dispute with FILA as the grappler has been barred from competing in the Golden Grand Prix event in Azerbaijan by the organisers on the world body`s instruction.

Wrestling will come out stronger after IOC vote: Sushil Kumar

Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar today exuded confidence over reinclusion of wrestling in the Olympic movement and said the sport would come out stronger after the IOC`s Executive Board backs it in their meeting in Buenos Aires on September 8.

Junior wrestlers to experience rule changes in Asian C`ship

Indian junior wrestlers will get first taste of major rule changes in the sport when 24 grapplers participate in the Junior Asian Wrestling Championship starting in Thailand.