2014 Indian Wrestling Recap: Freestyle Glory

With the 2015 National Games just around the corner, Sports Rediscovered brings a recap of how Indian wrestlers fared in 2014. Yogeshwar Dutt scripted history in Incheon by ending a 28-year long wait for a Gold Medal in Wrestling at the Asian Games. While the graph has otherwise gone down a little from the previous year,

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National Games Schedule

India is waiting with bated breaths for the 31st of January to come. And with good reason- for the National Games 2015 is set to kick start in Kerala on that day.Sports Rediscovered brings to you the schedule for the games, with best wishes to all the players. So India, it’s time to get, set,

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Wrestling Coach Satpal Singh Honored With Padma Bhushan

The Indian Sports arena got its fair share of honor when the Padma Awards were announced on Sunday. Padma Bhushan for Satpal Singh Wrestler-turned-coach Satpal Singh was felicitated with the Padma Bhushan award for his contributions in wrestling. The 59-year-old was an instrumental figure in the sport for India throughout the 70s and 80s. He

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National Games 2015, Kerala: Preview

The 35th National Games are round the corner. After the stint in Ranchi in 2011, this time the bandwagon moves down South to the lush coasts of Kerala. Set to kickstart on the 31st of January, the official mascot of the event, Ammu the Hornbill heralded the National Games into ‘God’s own Country’, with the Run

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Virender Singh: Goonga Pehelwan Making Himself Heard

From the traditional mud arenas of Haryana has emerged another wrestling contender – Virender Singh. But unlike the others, Virender Singh, better known as Goonga Pehelwan‘s journey from earning his living fighting in akharas to becoming a World Champion is exceptional. He was born deaf and mute; even though he cannot speak, his performances roar for

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Asiad Wrestling Recap: Yogeshwar Dutt Scripts Golden History

Yogeshwar pinned his spirited Chinese opponent to reverse the lead and make it to the Asian Games gold medal match.After the match was over, Yogeshwar crossed the playing arena and then sat down, completely drained off all energy. Such was the stupendous effort by Yogeshwar, that his coaches had to come and carry him off.



Indian Wrestlers Add More Medals

Another fruitful day for Indian wrestlers as two out of the three participants on Day 3 win medals. 21 year old Bajrang has won the Silver medal in men’s 61 Kg Freestyle category and Narsingh Yadav made a superb comeback via repechage to clinch bronze in the men’s 74 Kg Freestyle. Pawan Kumar missed out

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Yogeshwar Dutt Clinches India’s Fourth Gold

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going” On Sunday at the Dowon Gymnasium in Incheon, we got to witness this as India’s marquee wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt once gain gave an example of his sheer determination, spirit and tenacity. A battle is never over until the final whistle goes. Down and out, trailing 5-7 to

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Yogeshwar Dutt Bags Gold, Babita Misses Bronze Narrowly

The 9th day of the Incheon Asian Games saw many Indians win medals, the chief highlight being the Gold Medal in Wrestling. Yogeshwar Dutt finally ended the 28 year long wrestling gold medal drought for India at the Asian Games as he defeated Y. Zalimkhan of Tajikistan in the final of the men’s 65 Kg

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Indian Women Wrestlers Win Bronze, Men Fail To Impress

Vinesh Phogat and Geetika Jakhar added two bronze medals to India’s kitty as Indian Women Wrestlers did us proud on Sunday. They succeeded in winning the medals in the women’s freestyle 48 kg and 63 Kg respectively. The two male wrestlers who fought on the opening day were Amit Kumar(57 Kg Freestyle) and Parveen Rana(70

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