LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee has registered its official protests over the execution of wrestler Navid Afkari in Iran as "very sad news". "The IOC is shocked by this announcement," the world body declared. 

In letters, IOC president Thomas Bach had earlier made direct personal appeals to the Islamic state's Supreme Leader and to the President of Iran over the past week week and asked for mercy for Navid Afkari, while respecting the sovereignty of the Islamic Republic of Iran. 

Nov 30, 2019 19:11
MUMBAI: World No.1 wrestler Deepak Punia and Indian freestyle wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya have joined hands with Birbal Sports & Entertainment LLP, who will exclusively manage and promote these athletes.  This comes after their very successful run during the UWW World Wrestling Championships at Nur Sultan where they bagged the Silver and Bronze respectively. 
Mar 03, 2018 15:03
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan: Navjot Kaur on Friday scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to win a Gold in the 65kg freestyle category in the Senior Asian Championships here. Navjot outclassed Japan's Miya Imai 9-1 in a one-sided final bout, PTI reports.
Dec 30, 2017 13:12
NEW DELHI: Even as the the curtains are set to be drawn on 2017, the Delhi police have registered an FIR against wrestler Sushil Kumar and his supporters on charges of violence and death threats against his opponent in the ring Praveen Rana and his brother Naveen at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on Friday.