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No wrestling trials before Olympics, quota winners to go to Paris bar injury

In its latest flip-flop in pursuit of stability, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) declared that there will be no trials to choose India’s representatives for the 2024 Olympics.The WFI insisted this was a one-off exemption and should not be considered a precedent for the future. However, all the Paris-bound grapplers will be monitored for fitness at a Ranking Series tournament in June, and at a training camp thereafter. The WFI kept doors open for last-minute drama adding a rider that any wrestler found wanting in fitness could be replaced through trials before July 8, the last date for submitting entries. This was necessitated as 53kg hope Antim Panghal has not competed at any event in the last 18 months and her fitness remains uncertain, though the federation did not name any wr...
Sports

Delhi court frames charges of sexual harassment against former WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A court in Delhi has formally charged Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the former chief of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), with sexual harassment, intimidation, and outraging the modesty of women. The charges were framed on Tuesday in a criminal case brought forward by female wrestlers. When asked to enter his plea before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Priyanka Rajpoot, Singh maintained his innocence and opted for a trial."Why will I plead guilty when I am not guilty?" Singh said.Furthermore, the court also charged Vinod Tomar, the former assistant secretary of the WFI, with criminal intimidation in the same case.As a consequence of the sexual harassment allegations against him, Singh, who currently serves as a BJP Member of Parliament from Kaiserganj, Utt...
Politics

Lok Sabha polls: No shadow of sex charges as son of ex-WFI chief enters poll akhara | India News – Times of India

Hamare maalik, hamare bhagwan, mananiya saansad Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh ko janmdin ki shubhkamnayein’ — Nivedak, ‘saansad bhakt’ Samrat Gupta. (Heartfelt birthday wishes to our master, our god, honourable MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh — from a devotee, Samrat Gupta).Thus reads a poster in Paska Bazaar area of Kaiserganj Lok Sabha constituency (see photo).The writing on the wall is clear enough to dispel any misgivings about the clout that the 67-year-old strongman, six-time MP wields in the Kaiserganj LS constituency comprising two assembly segments of Bahraich and three of Gonda. The decision of a Delhi court to frame charges of sexual harassment against the former president of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) — levelled by a group of women wrestlers following a long and bitter agi...
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Wrestling Federation of India to decide on Paris Games selection criteria on May 21 | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Reliable sources have indicated that the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) will finalise the selection criteria for assembling the Indian team for the Paris Olympics on May 21.India has secured six quota places for the Summer Games, predominantly dominated by women wrestlers, with only Aman Sehrawat securing a quota in the men's freestyle 57kg category.The WFI previously announced its intention to conduct a final trial to determine the wrestlers who will represent the nation at the Paris Games, commencing on July 26.As per the earlier outlined criteria, wrestlers who secured top-four positions in the previous trials will face off, with the victors competing against the quota winners to secure their spot in the Olympic roster."The WFI has called a selection committee meeting...