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Wrestling with off-field demons

Several top Indian wrestlers were part of the biggest protest against sports administrators in the country at Jantar Mantar. For the wrestling champions this fight against the WFI and its president is more important than their sporting careers.


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All you need to know about the wrestlers’ protest against WFI top brass at Jantar Mantar

Several top Indian wrestlers were part of the biggest protest against sports administrators in the country at Jantar Mantar. For the wrestling champio

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Germany was down 2-0 against England (quarterfinal), Australia (semifinal) and Belgium (final), but always found a way to comeback and win its third w

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