Vinesh Phogat: News

20 Jan 2023


Wrestlers demand WFI chief's sacking, minister says wait for probe

After a meeting with protesting wrestlers on Thursday night, Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur assured them of strict action if any Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) coach or official is found guilty of sexual harassment.

18 Jan 2023


Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik accuse WFI president of sexual harassment

Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik have accused Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment.

World Wrestling Championships: Vinesh Phogat bags bronze medal, scripts history

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat scripted history at the World Wrestling Championships in Belgrade.

01 Sep 2022


World Wrestling Championships: Meet the key Indian contingent

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has named a solid-looking Indian contingent for the 2022 World Wrestling Championships

20 Aug 2022


Antim Panghal wins gold at U-20 Wrestling World Championships

On Friday, 18-year-old Antim Panghal etched her name in record books.

06 Aug 2022


Vinesh Phogat wins third successive Commonwealth Games gold in wrestling

Indian ace wrestler Vinesh Phogat won her third successive gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

02 Aug 2021


Medal hopes high as Indian wrestlers begin campaign on Tuesday

Their remarkable performances in the build-up to the Tokyo Games creating high hopes of multiple medals at the Olympics, Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat will have the spotlight on them when India's seven wrestlers, beginning with Sonam Malik, open their campaigns in Tokyo from Tuesday.

12 Jun 2021


Wrestler Vinesh Phogat wins Gold at Poland Open

Star Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat proved that her preparations for the Tokyo Games were on track by winning the 53kg gold at the Poland Open in Warsaw on Friday, giving herself some crucial 'mat-time' ahead of the Olympics.

11 Jun 2021


Vinesh reaches final of Poland Open with contrasting wins

Star Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat proved that her preparations for the Tokyo Olympics were on track as she progressed to the 53kg final of the Poland Open with two contrasting wins.

07 Mar 2021


Vinesh Phogat secures gold in Rome, reclaims top spot

Star Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat bagged a gold medal with a dominant win in the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series event.

18 Aug 2020

Virat Kohli

Pace spearhead Ishant Sharma nominated for prestigious Arjuna Award

Indian pace spearhead Ishant Sharma is among 29 athletes who have been recommended for this year's Arjuna award by the National Sports Awards selection committee.

18 Aug 2020

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma among four athletes recommended for Khel Ratna Award

Indian opener Rohit Sharma is among the four athletes who have been recommended for India's highest sporting honor, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

01 Aug 2020


Vinesh Phogat pulls out of proposed wrestling camp

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat is against the idea of holding a national camp with the cases of coronavirus increasing day by day.

13 Mar 2020


Indian boxers including Mary Kom to go into quarantine

India's Mary Kom, who competed in the Asia-Oceania Olympic qualifiers in Jordan, will be sent into self-isolation for at least 10 days, alongside thirteen other boxers.

21 Sep 2019


Wrestler Deepak Punia fourth Indian to seal Tokyo Olympics berth

India are aiming to end the ongoing World Wrestling Championships on a high after Deepak Punia secured an Olympics quota for the 2020 Tokyo event.

19 Sep 2019

North Korea

Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar Dahiya seal Tokyo Olympic berths

India had another strong day at the ongoing World Wrestling Championships.

12 Sep 2019


Boxer Mary Kom recommended for Padma Vibhushan: Details here

India's ace boxer MC Mary Kom became the first woman athlete to be recommended for the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award.

11 Aug 2019


Tbilisi Grand Prix: Wrestler Bajrang Punia claims gold medal

Indian star wrestler Bajrang Punia's superb form has continued.

02 Mar 2019


UWW ranking series: Pooja wins gold, Sakshi gets silver

Indian wrestlers put in a commendable shift as they won four medals at the Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament in Ruse, Bulgaria.

30 Nov 2018


Wrestlers Bajrang, Vinesh and Pooja awarded Grade A contracts

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has rolled out a grade-based contract system for wrestlers.

03 Nov 2018


Indian athlete Hima Das features on Vogue's cover

Indian athlete Hima Das has been having an excellent year and the newest feather added to her cap is featuring on the cover of Vogue.

21 Sep 2018

Virat Kohli

Kohli with 'zero' points gets Khel Ratna, but Punia rejected

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu were nominated for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna by the Sports Ministry.

29 Aug 2018

Virat Kohli

Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat in contention for Khel Ratna award

Asian Games 2018 gold medalists Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat are in the race for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

28 Aug 2018


Asian Games gold medalist Vinesh Phogat gets engaged at airport

Having won a historic gold medal at the Asian Games in Jakarta, wrestler Vinesh Phogat was on her way home when something special happened.

20 Aug 2018


Vinesh Phogat becomes first Indian woman-wrestler to win Asiad gold

Vinesh Phogat today created history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games, brushing aside her rivals with remarkable ease in the 50kg category in Jakarta, Indonesia.

09 Aug 2018


Sakshi Malik opens up about her below-par performance in CWG

Under the scanner for her below-par performance in the run-up to the Asian Games, Olympic medalist Sakshi Malik is feeling the heat but insists that athletes never stop aiming for medals.

20 Jun 2018


Haryana wants to slash cash rewards of players representing organizations

After Haryana's controversial notification demanding government-employed sportspersons to pay up 33% of their 'commercial' earnings, another similar matter has riled the state's players.

15 Apr 2018


Commonwealth Games: Railway athletes win 10 out of 26 golds

Indian Railways today said that it was a matter of pride that 40% of the gold medals for India, 10 out of 26, in the recently concluded Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, were won by Railway athletes.

14 Apr 2018


CWG-2018: Wrestlers Vinesh, Sumit claim gold; Sakshi bags bronze

There was no stopping the gold rush in wrestling as two more were added to the tally by Vinesh Phogat (50kg) and Sumit (125kg) at the Commonwealth Games today.

CWG 2018: Wrestler Sumit Malik claims freestyle 125kg gold

Indian wrestler Sumit Malik has won the gold medal in the men's freestyle 125kg category at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Saturday.

03 Apr 2018


All you need to know about 2018 Commonwealth Games

The 2018 Commonwealth Games will kick off on April 4.

Vinesh Phogat wins silver at Asian Wrestling Championships

Indian star wrestler Vinesh Phogat had to be content with a silver medal in the Asian Wrestling Championship after losing 2-3 to China's a Chun Lei in the summit clash of the women's 50kg freestyle event in Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan.

01 Mar 2018


Vinesh Phogat enters final of Asian Wrestling Championship

Vinesh Phogat assured herself and India of at least a silver medal at the Asian Wrestling Championship as the Commonwealth Games gold medallist entered the final of the 50kg category with a win over Japan's Yuki Irie.

17 Dec 2017


India dominate Commonwealth Wrestling Championships

Indian contingent, at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in Johannesburg, is making the country proud yet again.

03 Aug 2017


Cheer for India, it's a sports-packed August!

August is going to be an engaging month for Indian sports fans with lots of events around the corner.