Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar on Tuesday said that 2016 edition in Rio de Janeiro will be his last appearance at the quadrennial extravaganza but he will take a final call on his retirement post Brazil games.
Star grappler Yogeshwar Dutt on Tuesday heaved a sigh of relief after clinching a spot for the World Championships by beating Amit Kumar Dhankhar, who had gone to court last year against the Olympic medallist alleging favouritism.
Injury to the more fancied Sushil Kumar has handed Narsingh Yadav the chance to fight for an Olympic berth and the youngster today said he would use all his might to ensure that he is picked ahead of the star grappler when their inevitable clash decides who goes to Rio next year.
Veteran Geeta Phogat and youngster Vinesh qualified for the World Wrestling Championships for women even as an injured Babita Kumari missed the selection trials, held at the SAI Training Centre in Lucknow on Monday.
Wrestling Federation of India's selection committee will conduct trials for the men's team on Tuesday in preparation for the Senior World Championship, the first Rio Olympics qualifying event, to be held in Las Vegas from September 7-14.
The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) selection committee will conduct trials at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday to pick male grapplers who will represent the country at the World Championships in Las Vegas from September 7 to 14.
The selection committee of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) will meet at Sports Authority of India (SAI) training Centre in Lucknow on Monday to witness selection trials for the women's team who will represent the country in the Senior World Wrestling Championship in Las Vegas from September 7 to 12.
Veteran Geeta Phogat and youngster Vinesh would be fighting it out for a place in the upcoming women's World Wrestling Championships, while an injured Babita Kumari will miss the selection trials, slated to be held in SAI Training Centre, Lucknow on July 6.
New Delhi Amidst the dilemma of double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar and Narsingh Yadav fighting each other for a place in the World Championships, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has decided to hold selection trials of the senior grapplers on July 6-7.
Woman wrestler Divya Kakran bagged a gold as India earned four medals on the final day of the Asian Cadet Wrestling Championship at the K.D. Jadhav Wrestling Stadium in the Indira Gandhi Indoor Sports Complex here on Sunday.
Suraj Rajkumar and Naveen claimed a gold each in their respective weight categories as Indian grapplers consolidated their position by winning a total of five medals on the third and penultimate day of the Asian Cadet Wrestling Championship here on Saturday.
The Indian High Commission has refused visas to a contingent of wrestlers and officials from Pakistan who wanted to participate in the Cadet Asian Wrestling Championship, starting June 11 in New Delhi, according to a media report.
Four Indian grapplers, including Yogeshwar Dutt, struck gold at the International Wrestling tournament in Sassari City, Italy, after finishing on top in their respective weight categories in Men's Freestyle.
India on Friday had a bad day in office at the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship in Doha as none of the grapplers could finish on the podium, including Babita Kumari who lost her bronze medal bout in women's freestyle 53kg category.