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After a ‘double’ over the Japanese, Anshu Malik sets her sights on Tokyo 2020

12:59 PM ETJonathan SelvarajESPN Shortly after winning a gold medal in the women's 60kg category at the Asian Cadet Championships in the Uzbek city of Tashkent, wrestler Anshu Malik received a compliment that was perhaps worth just as much...

Commonwealth Games Day 9 recap

11:47 AM ETJonathan SelvarajESPN Shooters Tejaswini Sawant and Anish Bhanwala, and wrestler Bajrang Punia added three more golds to India's medal tally on Friday. They head into Saturday with the prospect of adding five more just through the men's...

Commonwealth Games Bajrang Punia moves out of mentor Yogeshwar Dutt’s shadow with CWG gold

It swung between gold and nearly-gold on the mat for India. Bajrang Punia jogged off the podium, a tri-colour resting around his shoulders, a gold medal winking back at the sharp camera lights. Pooja Dhanda sobbed while trying to...

Rio was a different time, today is another day: Sushil Kumar

It took Sushil Kumar under 10 minutes to get to gold and history.For the two-time Olympic medallist, this appearance wasn't supposed to add or take away anything. It did, though, end up making him the first Indian wrestler to...

Commonwealth Games – Sharda Ugra Rahul Aware’s persistence earns him elusive Commonwealth Games gold

7:08 AM ETSharda UgraSenior Editor Balasaheb Aware, a farmer from Beed, in the dry heart of Maharashtra need not wonder about his son any more. Balasaheb knew that Rahul was a world class wrestler capable of winning medals but...

‘I don’t have to prove anything to anyone’

12:00 PM ETJonathan SelvarajESPN "Do you worry about your legacy?"Sushil Kumar does not even consider the question seriously, posed to him on an evening cool down at New Delhi's Chhatrasal stadium a couple of weeks ago. He might as...

Rupinder Kaur on her Indian origin, Navjot Kaur and the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Apr 10, 2018Jonathan SelvarajESPN Rupinder Kaur was particularly disappointed - perhaps almost as much as the competitors who missed out - at the conclusion of the selection trials for the Indian women's wrestling team for the Commonwealth Games. She...

Navjot Kaur becomes first Indian woman to win Gold at Asian Wrestling Championships

11:43 AM ETJonathan SelvarajESPN Navjot Kaur burst into tears, even as coach Kuldeep Malik rushed to envelop her with the Indian flag and hoisted her atop his shoulders. The celebrations were completely warranted. On Friday evening at the Asian...

Repeat win over Maroulis confirms Dhanda’s rise

Jan 26, 2018Jonathan SelvarajESPN There was a fair bit of drama at the conclusion of the bout between Pooja Dhanda and Helen Maroulis in the final of the Pro Wrestling League on Friday. The score read 2-2. Maroulis' coach,...

No ‘Dangal’, no problem as wrestler Pooja Dhanda scripts a blockbuster of her own...

Jan 18, 2018Jonathan SelvarajESPN Prior to the start of the Pro Wrestling League, few would have expected Pooja Dhanda to script the upset of the tournament. On Tuesday night, Dhanda -- competing for the Punjab Royals -- edged out...

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