Wrestling Federation of India

Commonwealth Wrestling Championships deferred in South Africa due to new Covid variant

The United World Wrestling, the world's governing body, has not yet announced the new schedule but sources expect the event to be rescheduled to March.

published on : 29th November 2021

Now, NGOs have to include Wrestling Federation of India in contracts

The WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh had expressed reservations about NGOs offering contracts to wrestlers without keeping the federation in a loop.

published on : 12th November 2021

WFI policy change: Olympic quota winners may have to appear in trials

Till recently, WFI had let the quota winners keep their place for the Olympics but it feels the latest move will keep top wrestlers "on their toes".

published on : 12th November 2021

U-23 World Championships: Wrestlers move Delhi HC against their exclusion by SAI

While the federation had recommended 45 names including 30 wrestlers, SAI had approved only seven of them and asked the WFI to recommend 17 more names who will be sent on government cost.

published on : 30th October 2021

Despite SAI's clearance of wrestlers for U-23 Worlds, Wrestling Federation of India chief not amused

The  Sports Authority of India said that  it will bear the cost of only 24, while the other six would be on no-cost-to-the-government.

published on : 27th October 2021

Sanction full list or team will not compete in U-23 World Championships: Wrestling Federation to SAI

The existing stalemate could even lead to India's non-participation in the event scheduled in Belgrade, Serbia from November 1 to 7.

published on : 26th October 2021

WFI in a fix as SAI clears only a part of U-23 wrestling team for Worlds

The SAI selected seven wrestlers, whose cost will be borne by the government and asked the federation to nominate 17 more to ensure they also get the same benefits leaving out six from the list

published on : 22nd October 2021

No camp for Under-23 wrestlers before World Championships in Serbia

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) though sought permission from the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to organise a preparatory camp but the request has not been approved as of now.

published on : 18th October 2021

Wrestler Shubham fails dope test, replacement Pankaj Malik to fly with women's team for Worlds

Pankaj, an Indian Air Force wrestler, hails from Sonepat's Bhainswal Kalan village, the native place of London Olympics bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt.

published on : 1st October 2021

WFI takes undertaking from wrestlers on contract with private sponsors before trials

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has claimed that sports NGOs like OGQ and JSW are spoiling their athletes and will not allow them to interfere in the affairs of elite wrestlers.

published on : 31st August 2021

Bajrang Punia may seek re-trials close to Worlds, reveals he carried two injuries into Olympics

Bajrang returned with a bronze medal from Tokyo after going all out in the third-fourth place play-off against Kazakhstan's Daulet Niyazbekov, taking the mat for that bout without taping his knee.

published on : 30th August 2021

National training centre for wrestlers on cards

The announcement was made during a programme organised to extend WFI's partnership with Tata Motors as the game's official sponsors till the 2024 Olympics.

published on : 28th August 2021

Tata Motors, WFI initiate programme to win gold medal in Paris Olympics 2024

Young and talented Indian wrestlers would gain assured and enhanced access to world-class training facilities, internationally reputed coaches and support through a rich nutritional programme.

published on : 27th August 2021

Won't force Ravi Dahiya to participate in World Championships: WFI

The WFI will not force Tokyo Olympic silver medallist Ravi Dahiya to participate in the upcoming World Championships.

published on : 26th August 2021

WFI lets off wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Sonam Malik with warning

"Yes, all three wrestlers were let off with a warning that they will be banned for life if they commit such indiscipline in the future," a WFI source confirmed to this daily.

published on : 26th August 2021
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