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Wrestler Deepak Punia climbs to No.1 spot in rankings, Vinesh Phogat occupies second place

Deepak, the reigning junior world champion, had to remain content with the silver medal after he pulled out of the summit clash against Iranian great Hasan Yazdani due to an ankle injury in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan last week.

Sep 27, 2019, 14:35 PM IST

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat targets Tokyo Olympic glory to overcome Rio heartache

The freestyle wrestler was one of India’s few gold medal hopes in Rio and the entire nation mourned as she lay on the mat writhing in pain during her bout against China’s Sun Yanan.

Sep 27, 2019, 12:44 PM IST

World Wrestling Championships: Kiren Rijiju announces cash reward for medal winners

Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar and Rahul Aware were the four wrestlers who ended up with the bronze medals in the prestigious competition. 

Sep 24, 2019, 20:23 PM IST

Happy with World Championships bronze, but want gold at Olympics: Wrestler Ravi Dahiya

It was a two-point gap that cost Dahiya his semi-final bout against Russian Zaur Uguev, the defending champion who went on to win a second consecutive gold.

Sep 24, 2019, 19:18 PM IST

Rahul Aware wins bronze, takes India's World Wrestling Championships haul to five

Rahul Aware on Sunday won bronze in the 61kg freestyle division of the World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan.

Sep 22, 2019, 19:40 PM IST

World Wrestling Championships 2019: India's Deepak Punia storms into 86kg final

Indian wrestler Deepak Punia on Saturday became the first athlete of the country to book his place in the final of the 2019 World Wrestling Championships after beating Stefan Reichmuth of Switzerland in the semi-final bout of the men's 86kg category in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

Sep 21, 2019, 19:56 PM IST

World Wrestling Championship: Rahul Aware loses in semis, to fight for bronze medal

Rahul Aware had earlier in the day defeated former Asian champion Rassul Kaliyev of Kazakhstan 10-7 in a thrilling quarter-final clash to make it to the last-four of the tournament. 

Sep 21, 2019, 17:35 PM IST

Indian wrestler Deepak Punia secures quota for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

India wrestler Deepak Punia on Sunday became the fourth athele from the country to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after booking his place in the semi-finals of the ongoing World Wrestling Championship at Nur Sultan, Kazhakstan on Saturday. 

Sep 21, 2019, 15:40 PM IST

Virat Kohli congratulates Vinesh Phogat for winning bronze in World Wrestling Championships

Phogat became the first Indian wrestler to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in the 53-kg category.

Sep 19, 2019, 20:14 PM IST

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Star Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat on Wednesday qualified for 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the 53kg category after defeating Sarah Ann Hilderbrandt in the second repechage round at the ongoing World Wrestling Championship.

Sep 18, 2019, 13:22 PM IST

Ravindra Jadeja recommended for Arjuna award, Deepa Malik for Khel Ratna

The 12-member committee, which met in New Delhi on Friday and Saturday to select the recommendations, included Mary Kom, Bhaichung Bhutia, Anju Bobby George, Anjum Chopra and Kamlesh Mehta, besides those nominated by the Sports Ministry.

Aug 17, 2019, 18:56 PM IST

Sports Ministry congratulates Vinesh Phogat on winning gold at Poland Open

The Indian wrestler had won at Grand Prix of Spain and Yasar Dogu International in Istanbul last month.

Aug 05, 2019, 14:02 PM IST

Wrestling Federation of India recommends Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

The WFI has also recommended Rahul Aware, Harpreet Singh, Divya Kakran and Pooja Dhanda for the Arjuna award.

Apr 29, 2019, 13:14 PM IST

Indian women athletes felicitated at ZEE Fair Play Awards

India's top women athletes and sportsperson were felicitated at ZEE News Fairplay Awards in New Delhi on Thursday. The awards, first introduced in 2018, recognise and honour women for their outstanding achievements in the field of sports. This year, several women athletes who have made their mark at international level during the last year were felicitated.

Feb 20, 2019, 15:22 PM IST

Ritu Phogat to replace Vinesh Phogat in 50kg for Worlds, Pinki back in 53kg

Vinesh, who was a medal favourite, suffered an elbow injury on Friday during practice and was ruled out.

Sep 24, 2018, 23:54 PM IST

Vinesh Phogat gets engaged at airport on return after clinching Gold at Asian Games

The duo exchanged engagement rings at the airport in the presence of Vinesh's uncle Mahavir Phogat and Somveer's mother. 

Aug 28, 2018, 11:16 AM IST

Mahavir Phogat's response to Aamir Khan's 'Dangal' message for Vinesh Phogat is epic

Aamir Khan’s excitement on Vinesh’s performance at the Asian Games was reciprocated in a similar style by Mahavir Singh Phogat.

Aug 22, 2018, 10:58 AM IST

Aamir Khan lauds Vinesh Phogat for winning gold at Asian Games, proudly says 'Mhaari chhoriyan chhoron se kam hai ke!'

Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan impressed one and sundry with his power act in sports biopic 2016 film 'Dangal'.

Aug 21, 2018, 10:50 AM IST

Asian Games 2018 Day 3 live updates

The third day of sporting events at the 18th edition of the Asian Games 2018 kicks-off in Indonesia on August 21, Tuesday. 

Aug 21, 2018, 07:28 AM IST