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2 minutes ago, Shiraz123 said:

Bajrang's coach is a Georgian. But he only coaches Bajrang and no body else. They have an Iranian also. 

Is the Iranian a known coach?

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There are few reasons to it -

  • WFI (Wrestling Federation of India) recruited few foreign coaches back in Jan'19 as a preparation for 2020 Olympics - Iran's Hossein Karimi (men's freestyle), USA's Andrew Cook (Women's Freestyle, Georgia's Temo Kazarashvili (Greco-roman). I think both men's FS and women's FS improved substantially
  • Some players like Bajrang (65kg) and Sushil Kumar (2 time olympic medalist, now preparing for 74kg) appointed thier own foreign coaches (mostly using the money they received by government when they won medals on international stage). Bajrang's personal coach - Emzario Bentinidis (Georgia) Sushil Kumar's personal coach - Kamal Malikov (Russia)
  • This year, both Bajrang  and Sushil (along with few sparring partners) spent 4 weeks training in Dagestan, which i think definetly helped them a lot
  • Indian government under TOPS (Target Olympic Podium Scheme) along with private-sponsor/partner TATA MOTORS ( that's why you see TATA MOTORS YODHA on Indian player's singlets) investing a lot with an aim to increase the medal count in Olympics for 2020, specially wrestling, badminton. 
  • PWL (Pro Wrestling League) in India - a private league tournament with players from different countries participate. PWL in fact brought the wrestling to main stream audience, earlier only cricket is the main stream sport for general audience
  • Local clubs ( one in Delhi which produced Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt etc and many more) focusing more on international style and preparing thier students for international wrestling (not just the traditional kushti mud wrestling)
  • Indian women's freestyle also improving a lot - Vinesh Phogat (53kg) is a good prospect for a olympic medal for sure. Indian women's team had training program in Japan for a month during this year.

Overall i think for 2020 olympics, India is poised to get models in following

  • Mens - 65kg - Bajrang, definetely a medal (any color) contender for olympics. India never won a gold in wrestling, lot of expectations from Bajrang on winning India's first gold in wrestling
  • Womes - Vinesh Phogat (53kg) - she defeated both top#1 ranked players from Japan (Yuki Irie) and China (Sun Yanan) in winning 2018 asian games gold.
  • Other prospects includes - Sarita Mor (Women's 57kg), Ravi Kumar (mens 57kg)

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4 hours ago, freestyle_fan said:

There are few reasons to it -

  • WFI (Wrestling Federation of India) recruited few foreign coaches back in Jan'19 as a preparation for 2020 Olympics - Iran's Hossein Karimi (men's freestyle), USA's Andrew Cook (Women's Freestyle, Georgia's Temo Kazarashvili (Greco-roman). I think both men's FS and women's FS improved substantially
  • Some players like Bajrang (65kg) and Sushil Kumar (2 time olympic medalist, now preparing for 74kg) appointed thier own foreign coaches (mostly using the money they received by government when they won medals on international stage). Bajrang's personal coach - Emzario Bentinidis (Georgia) Sushil Kumar's personal coach - Kamal Malikov (Russia)
  • This year, both Bajrang  and Sushil (along with few sparring partners) spent 4 weeks training in Dagestan, which i think definetly helped them a lot
  • Indian government under TOPS (Target Olympic Podium Scheme) along with private-sponsor/partner TATA MOTORS ( that's why you see TATA MOTORS YODHA on Indian player's singlets) investing a lot with an aim to increase the medal count in Olympics for 2020, specially wrestling, badminton. 
  • PWL (Pro Wrestling League) in India - a private league tournament with players from different countries participate. PWL in fact brought the wrestling to main stream audience, earlier only cricket is the main stream sport for general audience
  • Local clubs ( one in Delhi which produced Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt etc and many more) focusing more on international style and preparing thier students for international wrestling (not just the traditional kushti mud wrestling)
  • Indian women's freestyle also improving a lot - Vinesh Phogat (53kg) is a good prospect for a olympic medal for sure. Indian women's team had training program in Japan for a month during this year.

Overall i think for 2020 olympics, India is poised to get models in following

  • Mens - 65kg - Bajrang, definetely a medal (any color) contender for olympics. India never won a gold in wrestling, lot of expectations from Bajrang on winning India's first gold in wrestling
  • Womes - Vinesh Phogat (53kg) - she defeated both top#1 ranked players from Japan (Yuki Irie) and China (Sun Yanan) in winning 2018 asian games gold.
  • Other prospects includes - Sarita Mor (Women's 57kg), Ravi Kumar (mens 57kg)

Wow, we have found ourselves another encyclopedia of wrestling information!

 

Thank you very much

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India started to really see improvement long before 2019.  2008 olympics is when Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt did well.  Then there were more guys medaling at worlds and junior worlds in subsequent years.  But before 2008 there wasn’t much from India on the international scene.

I wonder what changes went on in the years leading up to 2008 that led to such rapid improvement.

 

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On 8/10/2019 at 1:45 PM, freestyle_fan said:

There are few reasons to it -

  • WFI (Wrestling Federation of India) recruited few foreign coaches back in Jan'19 as a preparation for 2020 Olympics - Iran's Hossein Karimi (men's freestyle), USA's Andrew Cook (Women's Freestyle, Georgia's Temo Kazarashvili (Greco-roman). I think both men's FS and women's FS improved substantially
  • Some players like Bajrang (65kg) and Sushil Kumar (2 time olympic medalist, now preparing for 74kg) appointed thier own foreign coaches (mostly using the money they received by government when they won medals on international stage). Bajrang's personal coach - Emzario Bentinidis (Georgia) Sushil Kumar's personal coach - Kamal Malikov (Russia)
  • This year, both Bajrang  and Sushil (along with few sparring partners) spent 4 weeks training in Dagestan, which i think definetly helped them a lot
  • Indian government under TOPS (Target Olympic Podium Scheme) along with private-sponsor/partner TATA MOTORS ( that's why you see TATA MOTORS YODHA on Indian player's singlets) investing a lot with an aim to increase the medal count in Olympics for 2020, specially wrestling, badminton. 
  • PWL (Pro Wrestling League) in India - a private league tournament with players from different countries participate. PWL in fact brought the wrestling to main stream audience, earlier only cricket is the main stream sport for general audience
  • Local clubs ( one in Delhi which produced Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt etc and many more) focusing more on international style and preparing thier students for international wrestling (not just the traditional kushti mud wrestling)
  • Indian women's freestyle also improving a lot - Vinesh Phogat (53kg) is a good prospect for a olympic medal for sure. Indian women's team had training program in Japan for a month during this year.

Overall i think for 2020 olympics, India is poised to get models in following

  • Mens - 65kg - Bajrang, definetely a medal (any color) contender for olympics. India never won a gold in wrestling, lot of expectations from Bajrang on winning India's first gold in wrestling
  • Womes - Vinesh Phogat (53kg) - she defeated both top#1 ranked players from Japan (Yuki Irie) and China (Sun Yanan) in winning 2018 asian games gold.
  • Other prospects includes - Sarita Mor (Women's 57kg), Ravi Kumar (mens 57kg)

Thank you. A react wasn't enough gratitude shown.

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On 8/10/2019 at 1:45 PM, freestyle_fan said:

There are few reasons to it -

  • WFI (Wrestling Federation of India) recruited few foreign coaches back in Jan'19 as a preparation for 2020 Olympics - Iran's Hossein Karimi (men's freestyle), USA's Andrew Cook (Women's Freestyle, Georgia's Temo Kazarashvili (Greco-roman). I think both men's FS and women's FS improved substantially
  • Some players like Bajrang (65kg) and Sushil Kumar (2 time olympic medalist, now preparing for 74kg) appointed thier own foreign coaches (mostly using the money they received by government when they won medals on international stage). Bajrang's personal coach - Emzario Bentinidis (Georgia) Sushil Kumar's personal coach - Kamal Malikov (Russia)
  • This year, both Bajrang  and Sushil (along with few sparring partners) spent 4 weeks training in Dagestan, which i think definetly helped them a lot
  • Indian government under TOPS (Target Olympic Podium Scheme) along with private-sponsor/partner TATA MOTORS ( that's why you see TATA MOTORS YODHA on Indian player's singlets) investing a lot with an aim to increase the medal count in Olympics for 2020, specially wrestling, badminton. 
  • PWL (Pro Wrestling League) in India - a private league tournament with players from different countries participate. PWL in fact brought the wrestling to main stream audience, earlier only cricket is the main stream sport for general audience
  • Local clubs ( one in Delhi which produced Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt etc and many more) focusing more on international style and preparing thier students for international wrestling (not just the traditional kushti mud wrestling)
  • Indian women's freestyle also improving a lot - Vinesh Phogat (53kg) is a good prospect for a olympic medal for sure. Indian women's team had training program in Japan for a month during this year.

Overall i think for 2020 olympics, India is poised to get models in following

  • Mens - 65kg - Bajrang, definetely a medal (any color) contender for olympics. India never won a gold in wrestling, lot of expectations from Bajrang on winning India's first gold in wrestling
  • Womes - Vinesh Phogat (53kg) - she defeated both top#1 ranked players from Japan (Yuki Irie) and China (Sun Yanan) in winning 2018 asian games gold.
  • Other prospects includes - Sarita Mor (Women's 57kg), Ravi Kumar (mens 57kg)

You should write up reviews of every county like this. 

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