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'Great Khali' to organize wrestling events in Haryana in October

Dalip Singh Rana, better known by his 'The Great Khali' moniker, will organise two professional wrestling matches in Haryana next month.

Adressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Rana said that a professional wrestling bout will be organised at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Gurgaon on October 8 while a similar show would be held in Panipat on October 12.

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Mongolian president defends two controversial wrestling coaches

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Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj on Monday defended the two controversial wrestling coaches who stripped during the Rio Olympics protesting the decision of judges that gave victory to Uzbekistan's Ikhtiyor Navruzov over Mongolian wrestler Mandakhnaran Ganzorig in the 65kg freestyle bronze medal match.

"The Mongolian people should fight against injustice and conspiracy, corruption wherever these are. The Mongolian people should protect honour of Mongolia wherever they are," Elbegdorj said as he received top Mongolian athletes and the two wrestling coaches here.

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Vishwavijeta Gama Wrestling World Cup to be held in December

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The first ever Vishweavijeta Gama Wrestling World Cup 2016 (Open Weight Category) will be conducted by Dreams Marvel Private Limited in Association With Ahmednagar District Wrestling Association in India and Dubai in the month of December this year.

The competition will be open to Freestyle wrestlers weighing between 85 to125 kgs. It will feature to top 100 plus wrestlers from almost 50 plus countries. They will include Olympic and World championships besides winners of the American, Asian, European and African championships. The competition will be organized under aegis of the United World Wrestling (UWW) bodies with active collaboration of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) and the Maharashtra State Wrestling Association. A whooping 1.5 lakh US Dollars (One Crore Indian Rupees) will be in the cash prize to ultimate winner, besides a gold crown and a gold mace weighing one kilogram. The Runner-up will receive 75 thousand US Dollars (Fifty Lakh Indian Rupees) besides 5 kilogram silver shield followed by two semi final losers pocketing 38 thousand US Dollars (Twenty Five Indian Rupees) each.

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Narsingh Yadav not allowed to compete at Rio Olympics, handed shocking 4 year ban

Narsingh Yadav's dream of competing at the ongoing Rio Olympics has come to an end with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upholding the World Anti Doping Agency's (WADA) appeal against the clean chit given to him in a doping violation case.

The ad hoc division of the CAS, which met here on Thursday to hear the WADA's appeal against the clearance to Narsingh by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA), also slapped a four-year ban on the Mumbai wrestler.

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Wrestlers Look to Carry on Canadian Success in Rio

Motivated and looking to carry on the 2016 Team Canada trend of strong Canadian women winning medals in Rio, the first three Canadian wrestlers from Canada’s #6Pack; Jasmine Mian (48KG), Michelle Fazzari (58KG) and Dori Yeats (69KG) will hit the mat on Wednesday in Rio for the Women’s Wrestling competition.

With no Canadian entries within the Greco-Roman portion of the Rio 2016 Olympic competition, the Canadian wrestling support network, friends and family have been anxiously waiting for the start of the women’s competition. 2016 will be the first Olympic Games in which women will be competing in six weight categories since Women’s Wrestling made its debut at Athens 2004. In early March 2016 at the Pan Am qualifier in Frisco, Texas, Canada became the first country to qualify entries in all six women’s Olympic weight classes.

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