Wrestling

SAI comes up with elaborate safety precautions for women wrestlers training in Lucknow

The SAI has come up with colour codes and all visitors will also be screened for any symptoms that suggest COVID-19

published on : 16th October 2020

Selection trials in November for proposed wrestling Worlds

Among them will be wrestlers from 74kg in men's freestyle. The weight category has always been in the spotlight for the past couple of years due to presence of two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kuma

published on : 14th October 2020

Vinesh Phogat joins national camp, Sakshi Malik expected soon

A few wrestlers including Tokyo-bound Vinesh requested the WFI to allow their personal staff to accompany them in the camp.

published on : 12th October 2020

Men’s wrestling camp extended till December 31

National camp for men wrestlers, which commenced on September 1 at SAI centre in Sonepat, has been extended till December 31.

published on : 28th September 2020

Women’s wrestling camp by October 15

Earlier, the federation along with the SAI had planned to start the camp on October 1.

published on : 24th September 2020

Wrestlers want relook at sparring rule in national camp

While coaches feel they have to follow instructions, wrestlers are not amused with the decision as they believe camp will not serve the purpose if sparring is not allowed.

published on : 13th September 2020

Shadow over women’s camp

A final decision in this regard could be taken on Monday after consulting stakeholders, including the wrestlers and support staff.

published on : 12th September 2020

WFI to name replacements after wrestlers’ consent now

Given the reluctance especially after the COVID-19 scare at the centre, WFI has decided to name replacements only after the wrestlers give their consent.

published on : 8th September 2020

Postpone the men's camp too, wrestlers urge WFI

On Thursday, three wrestlers - Deepak Punia (86kg), Navin (65kg) and Krishan (125kg) - tested positive for Covid-19 in Sonepat.

published on : 4th September 2020

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat recovers from COVID-19, tests negative twice

The only woman wrestler to have qualified for Tokyo Olympics, Vinesh said she would prefer to be in isolation for some time.

published on : 2nd September 2020

COVID-19 has made it more tough for wrestlers who are yet to qualify for Olympics: Bajrang Punia

Bajrang said grapplers like him, who have already sealed their tickets for the Olympics, have a clear goal and mind-set -- prepare for the pinnacle of the sport in the best possible manner.

published on : 14th August 2020

Wrestlers yet to get full contractual fees 

AMID much fanfare, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) announced annual central contracts for Indian wrestlers in November 2018.

published on : 24th July 2020

Wrestling camp still on hold

Many core grapplers hesitant to join, wish to practice at home till end of July and reassess.

published on : 16th July 2020

WFI to terminate contract, coach Cook shocked

In a bizarre move, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) decided to terminate women’s coach Andrew Cook’s contract three months before its deadline. 

published on : 26th June 2020

Wrestling, Judo federations to target beginners with e-learning programme

While the first phase will last four days, the next is for a developmental squad.

published on : 2nd June 2020
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