With Georgian minister’s help, wrestling coach returns home

He was unwilling to leave for his country even as other foreign coaches of Indian wrestlers decided to return amid the novel coronavirus scare.

23 Mar 2020

Modified qualifying system may favour Mirabai and Jeremy

The modified qualification system might work in favour of a couple of Indian weightlifters, the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) believes.

20 Mar 2020

Wrestling coach leaves 'risky' India for USA

The WFI suspended national camps including the women’s one going on at the SAI Centre in Lucknow, till March 31.

20 Mar 2020

Wrestling haunts closed in Haryana and Punjab

With national camps suspended till March 31, Greco-Roman wrestler Sunil Kumar was left with no option but to head to Rohtak after landing in New Delhi from Azerbaijan on Tuesday.

19 Mar 2020

No camp, but wrestlers continue with training

IN the wake of the deadly coronavirus, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) had on Monday suspended national camps till March 31.

18 Mar 2020

COVID-19: Wrestlers cut short Azerbaijan stint

Given the situation, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) contacted the Indian embassy in Baku to ensure that the Indian contingent travels back home safely.

17 Mar 2020

IWLF prez to attend IWF meeting via video

The International Weightlifting Federation’s (IWF) executive board meeting scheduled in Lausanne, Switzerland, on March 17 and 18 will go on amid the global coronavirus outbreak.

16 Mar 2020

Corona scare: Chhatrasal Stadium closed

Around 200 wrestlers, including Tokyo-bound wrestlers, stay at the Chhatrasal Akhada for training while 100-odd join them on a daily basis.

15 Mar 2020

Vinesh Phogat cuts short Norway exposure trip, to land in Delhi today

Star wrestler Vinesh Phogat, who was training in Norway along with her personal coach Woller Akos, has been asked to cut short her trip and return to the country.

13 Mar 2020

World XI vs Asia XI series postponed amid COVID-19 threat

The  two-match T20I series between World XI and Asia XI in Bangladesh was postponed on Wednesday due to the global coronavirus outbreak.

12 Mar 2020

Training at home for judo players

“As all the Olympic qualification events till April 30 have been cancelled, there is no question of our judokas going abroad even if they want to.

11 Mar 2020

Indians doubtful for Bangla fest

“Players from western countries are also scheduled to participate. With regard to our players’ participation, we’ll review the situation and take a call accordingly,”

11 Mar 2020

Meet postponed, judokas seek nod for Georgia trip

“More than 800 judokas apart from officials and support staff from across the country were expected to be a part of it.

10 Mar 2020

Lifting world body to meet in Lausanne

Olympic qualification in weightlifting is based on world rankings. The IWF divided it into three ranking periods, with the current and final one coming to an end on April 30.

08 Mar 2020

Bajrang & Co cancel Russia training camp

Freestyle wrestlers in Olympic weight categories forgo 12-day trip, to train at SAI Centre in Sonepat instead

07 Mar 2020

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