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Target Olympic Podium Scheme to be launched for Junior Athletes

The Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijju has launched the Target Olympic Podium Scheme for junior atheletes. The scheme will groom them for the Olympics that is to be held in 2024 and 2028. What is the plan? The GoI is to identify 10 to 12 year old talents through the scheme and will train them ..

Divya Kakran, Pinki and Sarita Mor win gold medals at Asian Wrestling Championships

Divya Kakran recently won a gold medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships, recently being held in New Delhi. Divya won all four bouts in the five-wrestler 68kg category. Other Indian wrestlers Pinki and Sarita Mor also secured the gold medal in the women’s 55kg and 59kg categories respectively. Earlier, Ashu, Aditya Kundu and Hardeep won ..

Asian Wrestling Championship commences in New Delhi

The Asian Wrestling Championship has recently commenced in New Delhi. Indian wrestler Sunil Kumar became the first Indian in 27 years to win a gold medal in the Greco-Roman style, at the Asian Wrestling Championships. Sunil defeated Azat Salidinov of Kyrgyzstan 5-0 to clinch the title in 87 kg category. Last year, he won silver in ..

Bajrang Punia to become first Indian wrestler to fight at iconic Madison Square Garden in New York

Bajrang Punia is set to become the first Indian wrestler to fight at iconic Madison Square Garden in New York. Punia, who won the 65kg men’s freestyle gold at the recent 2019 Asian championships, will be among top wrestlers selected by the American governing body for the May 6 tournament. Bajrang will take on two-time ..

Bajrang Punia ranked world No. 1 rank in 65 Kg category

Star Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has recently touched a new high in his career by achieving the World number one rank in the 65kg category. He was placed atop the ranking table with 96 points in the United World Wrestling (UWW) list. The UWW is the international governing body for the sport of amateur wrestling. ..

Divya Kakran clinchs bronze in 68 Kg Freestyle wrestling event at 2018 Jakarta Asian Games

On August 21, Indian Wrestler Divya Kakran clinched bronze in the 68 Kg Freestyle wrestling event at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games. In the final, Kakran defeated her Chinese Taipei opponent Chen Wenling by technical superiority with the final score line reading 10-0. Her medal is a testament to her relentless hard work & determination. ..

India to host 2018 Junior Asian Wrestling Championship (JAWC)

India will host the 2018 Junior Asian Wrestling Championship (JAWC), which is scheduled to be held from July 19 to 22 in New Delhi. Recently, the United World Wrestling (UWW) has announced the hosting rights to Indian city for the tournament. The UWW is the international governing body for the sport of amateur wrestling and ..

Hari Ram Grand Prix: India at the top

India bagged the top position at the Hari Ram Grand Prix wrestling tournament held in New Delhi Results: India (1st position):2 golds, 3 silvers, and 5 bronze USA (2nd position): 1 gold, 5 silvers, 1 bronze Korea (3rd position): 1gold, 2 silvers, 3 bronze Indian Winners: Gold : Praveen Rana, Rajneesh Silver: Nitin, Neha Rathi ..