World Wrestling: Neha Sharma in bronze medal round; Divya, Sarita Lose

Indian women’s wrestler Neha Sharma went down against Anastasia Blayvas of Germany in the bronze medal contest at the UWW World Championships, even as four other grapplers failed to make an impact in Belgrade on Tuesday. Neha, competing in the non-Olympic 55 kg category, had reached the bronze medal round after defeating Mariia Vynnyk of … Read more

India’s men’s freestyle wrestlers return empty-handed from the World Championships

India’s men’s freestyle wrestlers cut a dismal figure at the World Championships as none of them could earn quota for next year’s Paris Olympics or win a medal. What was more disappointing was that the Indian wrestlers lost to rivals from the nations not known for their wrestling prowess, raising doubts about their fitness before … Read more

World Wrestling Championships: Pruthviraj loses in quarter-finals, Abhimanyu in bronze play-off

Abhimanyu entered the bronze medal playoffs but other Indian freestyle wrestlers had a disappointing day at the World Championships in Belgrade on Sunday. Abhimanyu entered the 70kg medal round through the repeat route. Abhimanyu, who had lost in the quarterfinals on Saturday, got a lifeline when American grappler Zain Allen Retherford, who had defeated him … Read more