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Vinesh Phogat: ‘I have learnt from my setbacks’

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Setbacks have helped Olympic-bound Vinesh Phogat grow as an individual and as a wrestler, enabling her to make an objective assessment of her improvement in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics.Vinesh, a World championships bronze medallist, had a forgettable...

Sushil ignored, Amit picked ahead of Mann for wrestling’s final Olympic qualifier

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Former Asian champion Amit Dhankar (74kg) on Thursday replaced national gold-medallist Sandeep Mann in the Indian wrestling team for the upcoming World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, signalling the end of the road for veteran Sushil Kumar.The tournament, to be held...

Deepak Punia bags silver at Asian Wrestling Championships, Sanjeet wins bronze

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World championships silver medallist Deepak Punia lost to World and Olympic champion Hassan Yazdani in the 86kg freestyle summit clash to settle for the silver medal in the Asian wrestling championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Sunday.In his long-awaited meeting...

Deepak Punia reaches 86kg final at Asian Wrestling Championships

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Showing tremendous skills in defence, Olympic-bound Deepak Punia earned himself a shot at a maiden Asian Championship title by reaching the 86kg final, while Ravinder (61kg) and Sanjeet (92kg) will fight for bronze here on Sunday.Deepak, who has won...

Narsingh Yadav: Asian Championship bronze one of my most important wins

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Narsingh Yadav rates his comeback international medal, an Asian championships bronze in 79kg freestyle category, as one of the most important achievements in his long career.In his international career spanning over a decade, 31-year-old Narsingh has remained a leading...

Ravi retains Asian wrestling title, Bajrang settles for silver after withdrawing from final due...

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World championships bronze medallist Ravi Kumar Dahiya became the third Indian male wrestler to secure a second Asian championships gold medal in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Saturday.Dahiya defeated Iranian Alireza Nosratolah Sarlak 9-4 to retain his 57kg freestyle title, which he had...

Bajrang Punia strolls into Asian Championship final

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India's Bajrang Punia (65kg) and Ravi Kumar Dahiya (57kg) reached the final in their respective categories at the Asian Championships here on Saturday.Also reaching the medal rounds were Narsingh Pancham Yadav (74kg) and Satywart Kadiyan (97kg), who will fight...

Vinesh Phogat wins her maiden gold medal at Asian wrestling championships

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Dominating the proceedings in a depleted field, Olympic-bound star Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat won her maiden Asian Championship gold medal after she pinned Meng Hsuan Hsieh of Taiwan in the summit clash on Friday.Vinesh, who had won a bronze...

Vinesh Phogat reaches Asian Wrestling Championship final

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Three Indian wrestlers - Vinesh Phogat (53kg), Anshu Malik (57kg) and Sakshi Malik (65kg) - reached their respective finals at the Asian Wrestling Championships here on Friday.There was no stopping Vinesh in the absence of the Chinese and Japanese...

Asian Wrestling Championship: Sarita retains title; Seema and Pooja settle for bronze

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Scripting a sensational comeback, an aggressive Sarita Mor reeled off nine straight points in the summit clash to retain her Asian Championship title in 59kg while Seema Bisla (50kg) and Pooja (76kg) settled for bronze medals at the continental...

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Gareth Southgate says Jordan Henderson is doubtful starter for Euro finals

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England manager Gareth Southgate said midfielder Jordan Henderson faces a race against time to be fit for this year's European Championship as the Liverpool...

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