Wrestling: News

Wrestling is a combat sport involving various styles by the two competitors. The player forces his/her opponent to touch the ground with some part of the body other than his feet. Wrestling is conducted in various styles. The sport can either be for entertainment purpose or for genuine competition.

Sakshi Malik: Decoding the wrestler's career achievements

Olympic medal winner Sakshi Malik has announced her retirement from wrestling following the appointment of Sanjay Singh, who won the latest WFI election.

05 Oct 2023

Asian Games

Asian Games 2023, Indian contingent breaks the 20-gold mark: Details

The Indian contingent had another eventful day at the 2023 Asian Games. As of October 5, India have bagged 86 medals, comprising 21 gold, 32 silver and 33 bronze.

19 Sep 2023

Asian Games

Asian Games 2023: A look at India's wrestling contingent

The 19th Asian Games will run between September 23 and October 8 in Hangzhou, the People's Republic of China.

25 Aug 2023

Bray Wyatt

Former WWE champion Bray Wyatt passes away at 36: Details

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star Bray Wyatt passed away on Thursday (August 24).

Wrestling Federation of India suspended by world's body: Details here

The Wrestling Federation of India has been suspended by the United World of Wrestling, the apex body of world wrestling.

18 May 2023


Who was Billy Graham? WWE champion dies at 79

In unfortunate news from the wrestling world, legendary wrestler "Superstar" Billy Graham died at the age of 79 on Wednesday.

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.

23 Jan 2023

Mary Kom

Mary Kom will lead oversight committee to manage wrestling body 

Boxing legend Mary Kom will lead the sports ministry's oversight committee to manage the day-to-day affairs of the wrestling body.

Form new committee for probe, protesting wrestlers write to IOA

An urgent meeting of the Indian Olympic Association's (IOA) Executive Council has been called on Friday evening to discuss the letters received from wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, Ravi Dahiya and Deepak Punia.

20 Jan 2023

Anurag Thakur

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.

19 Jan 2023

Sexual Harassment

WFI president rings Anurag Thakur to clarify sexual harassment allegations

Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President, reportedly called Sports Minister Anurag Thakur to clarify the recent sexual harassment allegations made against him and the officials of the federation by national and international wrestlers.

18 Jan 2023

Vinesh Phogat

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.

19 Oct 2022


Sajan Bhanwala becomes first Indian with medal in Greco-Roman wrestling

India's Sajan Bhanwala won the bronze medal at the Under-23 World Wrestling Championship (77kg event) in Spain on Wednesday.

18 Oct 2022


Under-23 World Championship: 21 Indian wrestlers denied visas

The embassy of Spain has declined visas of 21 Indian wrestlers, who were supposed to participate at the Under-23 World Championship in Pontevedra.

12 Oct 2022

Sushil Kumar

Wrestler murder case: Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar to face trial

Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar and 17 others have been slapped with charges relating to murder, attempt to murder, rioting, unlawful assembly, and other sections including criminal conspiracy by a Delhi Court.

07 Oct 2022


Former WWE wrestler Sara Lee passes away aged 30

Former WWE wrestler Sara Lee has passed away at the age of 30.

19 Sep 2022

Bajrang Punia

World Wrestling Championships, Bajrang Punia wins bronze: His career achievements

India's Bajrang Punia clinched a bronze medal in the World Wrestling Championships on Sunday.

15 Sep 2022

Vinesh Phogat

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

Bajrang Punia

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

Vinesh Phogat

Antim Panghal wins gold at U-20 Wrestling World Championships

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

08 Aug 2022

PV Sindhu

2022 Commonwealth Games: India finishes fourth with 61 medals

The 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham have finally concluded.

Commonwealth Games: Indian wrestler Naveen bags gold medal

India continued to be excellent in wrestling at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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.

Commonwealth Games: Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya wins gold medal

Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya has bagged the gold medal in men's 57kg freestyle category at the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Saturday.

Commonwealth Games: Indian wrestlers Anshu, Divya, and Mohit win medals

It was a perfect day for India as they sealed six medals in wrestling at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

CWG: Deepak Punia beats Pakistan's Muhammad Inam to win gold

After the success stories of Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik, India on Friday claimed a third gold medal in wrestling at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games: Wrestler Sakshi Malik bags maiden gold medal

Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik has bagged a maiden gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games: Second successive gold medal for wrestler Bajrang Punia

The Indian wrestling contingent had a superb day on offer at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Friday.

05 Aug 2022


2022 Commonwealth Games: Here's India's schedule for August 5

The 2022 Commonwealth Games is reaching the business end.

15 Mar 2022


WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Scott Hall dies aged 63

Former wrestler and World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer Scott Hall, who was also known as "Razor Ramon" in the 1990s, has died. According to the WWE, Hall passed away after suffering a heart attack.

17 Aug 2021


Wrestler Ravinder earns semifinal spot at junior world championships

Upcoming Indian wrestler Ravinder showed tremendous defense skills to reach the 61kg semifinals of the junior world championship in Russia on Monday even as three of his compatriots bit the dust in the quarterfinals.

07 Aug 2021


Tokyo Olympics: Bajrang Punia clinches bronze medal in wrestling

India have secured their sixth medal in the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

06 Aug 2021


Tokyo Olympics: Bajrang Punia loses semi-final bout in 65kg category

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has lost the men's freestyle 65kg category at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after being beaten by Haji Aliyev of Azerbaijan in the semis.

06 Aug 2021


Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Bajrang Punia moves to semifinal

Bajrang Punia put his tactical acumen and strength to good use in the second period to pin Iran's Morteza Cheka Ghiasi for a semifinal berth in men's free-style 65kg event which took him closer to an Olympic medal on debut, in Tokyo on Friday.

05 Aug 2021


Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Deepak Punia loses in bronze medal match

Indian wrestler Deepak Punia lost the bronze medal match at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

05 Aug 2021


Wrestling: Ravi Dahiya loses to Zavur Uguev, wins silver

Indian Wrestler Ravi Dahiya lost 4-7 to Russia's Zavur Uguev in the gold medal match (57kg) at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

05 Aug 2021

2020 Tokyo Olympics

#TokyoOlympics: Wrestler Ravi endures bite from Sanayev, but is fine

India's Ravi Dahiya endured a painful bite on his biceps from Kazakhstan's Nurislam Sanayev during the Tokyo Olympics semifinal but the in-form wrestler is perfectly fine and raring to go for the final, a support staff member of the team assured.

04 Aug 2021

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Ravi Dahiya storms into Olympic final, pins Sanayev in semis

Ravi Dahiya on Wednesday became only the second Indian wrestler to qualify for the gold medal clash at the Olympic Games when he sensationally turned around the 57kg semifinal by pinning Kazakhstan's Nurislam Sanayev.

04 Aug 2021


Ravi Dahiya, Deepak Punia win by technical superiority, enter quarterfinals

Indian wrestlers Ravi Dahiya and Deepak Punia began their Olympics campaigns with technical superiority victories, reaching the men's freestyle 57kg and 86kg quarterfinals respectively with ease, in Tokyo on Wednesday.

03 Aug 2021

Delhi Police

Wrestler murder case: Probe reveals victims beaten for 40 minutes

Olympic medalist wrestler Sushil Kumar and his associates beat up former junior national wrestling champion Sagar Dhankar and others with sticks, hockey, and baseball bat for 30-40 minutes after bolting the gate of Chhatrasal Stadium from inside, according to the Delhi Police charge sheet in the murder case.

23 Jul 2021


Indian wrestlers Tannu and Priya become World Champions

Young wrestlers Tannu and Priya became the latest world champions as India's spectacular run continued at the Cadet World Championship in Budapest on Thursday.

Wrestler Sumit Malik to challenge two-year ban, seek lesser punishment

Wrestler Sumit Malik has decided to challenge the two-year ban imposed on him by the United World Wrestling (UWW) for failing a dope test and seek a lesser punishment so that he can compete in next year's Commonwealth Games (CWG).

16 Jun 2021

Delhi Police

Judo coach arrested in Chhatrasal Stadium brawl case

The Delhi Police Crime Branch on Wednesday arrested a judo coach in connection with a brawl at Chhatrasal Stadium that took place on May 4 involving Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar in which a wrestler died and his two friends were injured, officials said.

12 Jun 2021

Vinesh Phogat

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 Phogat

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.

05 Jun 2021


Sumit Malik fails dope test, set to lose Olympic quota

Indian wrestler Sumit Malik, on Friday, failed a dope test, which was conducted by United World Wrestling (UWW), during the World Olympic Qualifiers held in Sofia, Bulgaria.

23 May 2021

Delhi Police

Delhi Police arrests Sushil Kumar: All you need to know

Two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar, who was on the run for his alleged involvement in the murder of a fellow wrestler, was arrested by the Delhi Police this morning.

15 May 2021

Delhi Police

Non-bailable warrant issued against Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar: Details here

A non-bailable warrant has been issued against Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar and nine others in connection with the murder case of former junior national wrestling champion, Sagar Rana.

07 May 2021

Sumit Malik

Wrestler Sumit Malik qualifies for Olympics; Dhankar, Kadian ousted

Sumit Malik on Thursday became the fourth Indian men's freestyle wrestler to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics when he reached the 125 kg summit clash at the World Olympic Qualifiers, in Sofia, Bulgaria.

07 Mar 2021

Vinesh Phogat

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.

03 Dec 2020


'First Gay Wrestling Star' Pat Patterson dies of cancer

2020 snatched away many stars, and WWE joins that list now.

08 Oct 2020


Netflix axes 'GLOW' Season 4 citing health risks during filming

There will be no more GLOW Season 4.

10 Aug 2020


Former WWE wrestler James 'Kamala' Harris dies at 70

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), on Monday, announced that legend James Harris has passed away at the age of 70.

01 Aug 2020

Vinesh Phogat

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.

22 Jun 2020


The Undertaker announces retirement: A look at his WWE career

One of the greatest professional wrestlers, The Undertaker, has retired from WWE.

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.

20 Sep 2019

Sushil Kumar

World Wrestling Championships: Sushil Kumar loses opening round bout

Veteran wrestler Sushil Kumar lost in the opening round of the ongoing World Wrestling Championships on Friday.

19 Sep 2019


Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar Dahiya seal Tokyo Olympic berths

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

02 Sep 2019


Happy Teachers Day: Ranking the best coaches in sports history

Coaches are considered to be the best teachers in the world and even vice versa.

16 Aug 2019

Mary Kom

Bajrang Punia nominated for India's highest sporting honor

Famed Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has been nominated for India's highest sporting honor - the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award on Friday.

11 Aug 2019

Bajrang Punia

Tbilisi Grand Prix: Wrestler Bajrang Punia claims gold medal

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