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Everything You Want To Know About ‘Indian Wrestlers’ in 2016 RIO Olympic

Men’s freestyle


Yogeshwar Dutt

He is the leader of the pack, seeing that Sushil Kumar wouldn’t be part of the squad. Is injury prone but is among the big medal hopes of the team. Another Olympic medal will definitely imprint his name in the history like his former friend Sushil.


Wrestler Sandeep Tomar
Sandeep Tomar

Extremely confident, the 24-year-old from Malakpur Baraut, has never returned empty handed from an international tournament in his short career. Till now he has won seven medals, which includes gold in the 2016 Asian Championships. He grabbed his chance after Rahul Aware walked out of the wrestling training camp.


Wrestler Narsingh Pancham Yadav
Narsingh Pancham Yadav

Faster than most Indian wrestlers even below his weight category, Yadav is quick on his feet and can take even his strongest opponent by surprise. Bronze medal at the 2015 World Championship in Las Vegas.

Women’s Freestyle


Babita Kumari

Babita only got her Rio ticket right after Mongolia’s Sumiyaa Erdenechimegiin, her conqueror at the Asian Olympic qualifier, analyzed positive for the banned Meldonium. Babita was under WFI scanner for refusing to fight the repechage round in opposition to Mexico’s Alma Jane Valencia Escoto in the World Olympic Qualifiers in Mongolia.


Ace wrestler Vinesh Phogat

Vinesh, the most youthful international from the popular wrestling household of the Phogats, was criticised soon after she was disqualified for being overweight by 400gms at the weigh-in of the World Olympic Qualifiers in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia. WFI let her off the hook with a warning. She clinched an allowance in the next qualifying tournament, held in Istanbul.


Sakshi Malik
Sakshi Malik

Sakshi Malik  represented India in the women’s freestyle 58 kg category at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in which she won the silver medal. She also represented India in the women’s freestyle 60 kg category at the 2014 World Wrestling Championships in Tashkent.

Men’s Greco-Roman


hardeep singh

The surprise package, he won a silver in the 98kg category at the Asian qualifiers in Kazakhstan. Was the first Indian Greco-Roman wrestler to win a quota. Afterwards, won silver at the Asian Championships.


ravinder khatri
ravinder khatri

Ravinder Khatri competes in the 85kg category. Khatri secured the bronze medal at Men’s 85kg Greco-Roman event at the 2016 Asian Wrestling Olympic Qualification Tournament. Khatri gained qualification for the Olympics as the silver medal winner of the tournament.


(Indian Wrestlers match dates in Rio Olympic 2016)

Wrestling will be held at the Barra Zone, Carioca Arena 2, in Barra Da Tijuca, an upmarket seafront locality in Rio.

August 15: Ravinder Khatri (Greco-Roman: 85 Kg)
August 16: Hardeep (Greco-Roman: 98 Kg)
August 17: Sakshi Malik (Freestyle: 58Kg), Vinesh Phogat (Freestyle: 48 Kg)
August 18: Babita Kumari (Freestyle: 53Kg)
August 19: Narsingh Pancham Yadav (Freestyle: 74Kg), Sandeep Tomar (Freestyle: 57Kg)
August 21: Yogeshwar Dutt (Freestyle: 65 Kg)

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