Glasgow Commonwealth Games gold medallists Babita Kumari and Vinesh Phogat will spearhead a four-member Indian women`s wrestling team at the Asian Games to be held in Incheon, Korea from September 19 to October 4.
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 Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to tinker with the list of selected wrestlers for the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow but asked the Centre to ensure adherence of the National Sports Code in future selections of athletes and supporting staff by sports bodies.
Three wrestlers on Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking derecognition of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) alleging violation of sports code by not holding trials for selecting players for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Olympic heroes Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar have decided to give it a miss for the second year running even as an upbeat Indian wrestling contingent gets set to leave for the Senior Asian Championship to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan from April 22 to 27.
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.
The Delhi High Court on Monday sought replies from the Centre and the Wrestling Federation of India on a plea of a former wrestler, an Arjuna awardee, that he be allowed to take part as coach of the women`s team in an international tournament in the US at government expenses.
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.
The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on Wednesday announced Rs five lakh for World Championship silver medallist Amit Kumar while bronze medal winners Bajrang and Sandeep Tulsi Yadav will be given Rs three lakh each.
The Wrestling Federation of India expelled its former secretary general Kartar Singh from the national body as well as its affiliated units for six years on charges of misconduct and indiscipline on Tuesday.
The campaign for wrestling`s re-inclusion in the Olympics received a big boost with the influential Association of National Olympic Committees backing the move for the sport being retained in the Games.