India’s Greco-Romans wrestlers eager to step out of freestyle shadow

By Amlan Chakraborty JAKARTA, Aug 17 : Greco-Roman wrestler Harpreet Singh was clearly bored as he sat on his own in the banquet hall of a plush Delhi hotel last weekend as India’s media got a chance to talk to their Asian Games-bound grapplers last weekend. At the other end of the room, where the […]

Judge dismisses case against former wrestling star in 1983 death

By Alex Dobuzinskis Undated, Jan 4 : A judge ended a murder case against ex-professional wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka in Pennsylvania, after ruling him mentally incompetent to stand trial over the 1983 death of his girlfriend, media reports said. Yesterday Lehigh County Judge Kelly L Banach granted a request from Snuka’s attorney to end the […]

Australia’s Kumar to fight doping ban – coach

By Ian Ransom Melbourne, Jul 15 : Australian wrestler Vinod Kumar has hired lawyers in a bid to clear his name and compete at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after he was hit with a four-year ban for failing a doping test during a qualification event. The Australian Olympic Committee AOC said it had asked […]

Mongolia’s ‘unbreakable flower’ wrestles for Rio gold

By Terrence Edwards ULAANBAATAR, Jul 5 : Battsetseg Soronzonbold became a national hero in her native Mongolia after winning wrestling bronze at the London Olympics and is determined to turn the medal into gold in Rio next month. Born in a country with a long tradition of wrestling, the 26-year-old Battsetseg, whose name means “unbreakable […]

Russian doping scandal spreads to wrestling, sports minister prepared to quit

By Jack Stubbs MOSCOW, Mar 22 : Russia’s sports minister said today he was prepared to resign over a raging doping scandal in his country which could cost more Russian athletes their places at the Rio Olympics after “tens” more cases of cheating were exposed in wrestling. Russian wrestlers may now join the country’s track-and-field […]