Vinesh Phogat: News

03 Jan 2024

Sakshee Malikkh

Sakshee Malikkh accuses Brij Bhushan of threatening her mother

Retired wrestler Sakshee Malikkh, on Wednesday, claimed that goons linked to former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh are threatening her mother.

Sports Ministry suspends newly-elected Brij Bhushan aide-led WFI body

The Union Sports and Youth Affairs Ministry has reportedly suspended the newly-formed Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) body led by Sanjay Singh, a close aide of former chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

WFI row: Fight to continue in court, say wrestlers

Wrestlers protesting against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over allegations of sexual harassment announced on Sunday that they would move their fight from the streets to court.

10 Jun 2023

Sakshee Malikkh

'Wrestlers to participate in Asian Games only when…': Sakshee Malikkh

Ace wrestler Sakshee Malikkh on Saturday said the protesting grapplers wouldn't participate in the upcoming Asian Games until the central government resolves their issues.

Saw Brij Bhushan 'inappropriately touch' women wrestlers: International referee

Jagbir Singh, an international wrestling referee, has opened up about Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh's "inappropriate behavior" toward women grapplers.

07 Jun 2023

Anurag Thakur

Probe to complete by June 15: Government assures protesting wrestlers

Top wrestlers, who have been protesting against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, said on Wednesday that the Centre has assured them of the completion of the police investigation by June 15, reported NDTV.

02 Jun 2023

Bajrang Punia

'Distressed, disturbed': 1983 Cricket World Cup winners over wrestlers' protest

The 1983 Cricket World Cup-winning team issued a joint statement on Friday, urging the wrestlers protesting against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh not to take any hasty decisions.

01 Jun 2023

Rakesh Tikait

'Will meet president to resolve issue': Rakesh Tikait assures wrestlers

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) national spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on Thursday said that a khap representative would meet President Droupadi Murmu and the central government to try to resolve the issue of protesting wrestlers, reported PTI.

31 May 2023

Meenakshi Lekhi

Meenakshi Lekhi 'runs' away from questions on wrestlers, Congress reacts

Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Meenakshi Lekhi was seen "running" away when reporters asked her to comment on the wrestlers' protest in Delhi.

30 May 2023

Sakshee Malikkh

Protesting wrestlers defer immersing medals in Ganga, give 5-day deadline

Wrestlers protesting against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Tuesday deferred immersing their medals in the Ganga River, giving the Centre a five-day deadline to take action against him.

29 May 2023

Narendra Modi

'Ready to take bullets...': Bajrang Punia on ex-IPS officer's warning 

Top wrestler Bajrang Punia has responded to former Kerala Director General of Police (DGP) NC Asthana's veiled warning against wrestlers that cops can shoot the protesting grapplers.

WFI row: Protesting wrestlers booked for 'rioting,' over 800 detained

After being dragged away for trying to march to the new Parliament while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was inaugurating it, India's star wrestlers Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, and others were booked for rioting and other charges on Sunday.

Protesting wrestlers to hold 'peaceful' march to new Parliament today

The agitating wrestlers confirmed on Saturday that they will go ahead with the "peaceful" march to the new Parliament building on Sunday despite "pressure" to call off the Mahila (women) Mahapanchayat.

Wrestlers plan mahapanchayat outside new Parliament building on May 28

Wrestlers demanding the arrest of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh have decided to hold a women's mahapanchayat on Sunday in front of the new Parliament building.

'When, where, how?': WFI's Brij Bhushan on wrestlers' harassment allegations

Addressing a public meeting in Uttar Pradesh's Mau, Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Monday taunted the protesting wrestlers, who accused him of sexual harassment, saying they haven't revealed any details to back their allegations.

'Ready for narco test if Punia, Phogat…': WFI's Brij Bhushan

Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh announced in a Facebook post on Sunday that he was ready to face a narco or polygraph test, provided the protesting wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat also undergo the same.

Wrestlers' protest: Women's panchayat at new Parliament building announced

With their 15-day ultimatum for Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh's arrest over sexual harassment allegations ending on Sunday, the protesting wrestlers have decided on their next move.

Women wrestlers flag faults in harassment probe, allege intimidation: Report 

At least three women wrestlers—who testified before the government-appointed Oversight Committee—alleged panel members tried to influence them and sought "video or audio proof" of their sexual harassment, The Indian Express reported.

05 May 2023

Bajrang Punia

'Please support us': Bajrang Punia's emotional appeal amid wrestlers' protest

Olympic bronze medalist Bajrang Punia on Friday made an emotional appeal publicly to extend support to the wrestlers' protest, which has been going on for 13 days at Delhi's Jantar Mantar.

03 May 2023

Bajrang Punia

Days after 'indiscipline' remark, PT Usha meets protesting wrestlers

Athletic legend PT Usha on Wednesday met the protesting wrestlers at Delhi's Jantar Mantar, days after she said the grapplers were "tarnishing India's image."

03 May 2023

Anurag Thakur

Anurag Thakur tried to hush up matter: Wrestler Vinesh Phogat

Ace wrestler Vinesh Phogat on Tuesday claimed that complaints related to sexual harassment had been hushed up by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) in the past, and Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur did the same.

Wrestlers v/s WFI chief: Delhi Police offers protection to complainants

The Delhi Police has provided security to seven women wrestlers—who accused the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment—following the Supreme Court's directions, India Today reported.

Wrestlers question government inquiry after alleged leak of accuser details

The protest by top Indian wrestlers at Delhi's Jantar Mantar against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh continued on Saturday, despite the filing of two first information reports (FIRs) over sexual harassment allegations against him.

I'm innocent, won't resign: Sexual harassment-accused WFI chief after FIRs

Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Saturday reportedly said he would not step down from the post, a day after the police filed two first information reports (FIRs) in connection with allegations of sexual harassment against him.

28 Apr 2023

Bajrang Punia

Sports minister only spent 2-4 minutes with us: Protesting wrestlers

Olympic medalist and renowned wrestler Bajrang Punia on Thursday dismissed Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur's claims that he spent 12 hours with the protesting wrestlers to discuss the matter.

WFI sexual harassment case: SC issues notice to Delhi Police

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Delhi Police on a plea filed by women wrestlers seeking the registration of a First Information Report (FIR) against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the former president of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), reported ANI.

Protesting wrestlers move Supreme Court seeking FIR against WFI chief

Top Indian wrestlers, including Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, and Vinesh Phogat, moved the Supreme Court on Monday demanding an FIR against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over alleged sexual harassment, reported ANI.

Why top Indian wrestlers are protesting against WFI chief

India's star grapplers resumed their tirade against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Sunday, citing the government's inaction over allegations of sexual abuse.

Wrestlers complain against WFI chief, no FIR yet; resume protest

Seven women wrestlers lodged a complaint in Delhi against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, accusing him of sexual harassment, reported The Indian Express on Sunday.

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

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

Mary Kom

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.

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.

29 Aug 2018


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.

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.

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.