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Rhik Samadder tries … wrestling: ‘Although I am in tremendous pain, there is a goofy energy to it’’
A mixed martial artist known as ‘the Hitman’ wants to teach me all about pummelling and anaconda chokes. What could possibly go wrong?

Rhik Samadder

08, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Olympic wrestling star Gable Steveson: ‘Never give up because your life can change in a second’
The Olympic heavyweight freestyle wrestling champion is as surprised as anyone he’s reached the pinnacle of his sport at 21. Will mixed martial arts, the UFC or Hollywood be next?

Bryan Armen Graham

18, Aug, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Highs, lows and burritos: the Guardian’s standout Tokyo moments
Elaine Thompson-Herah was a star, the new sports shone and the hosts were friendly, despite not being able to attend

Guardian writers

09, Aug, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Wrestling: USA’s Steveson upsets Rio champion Akgul as Dake crashes out
Gable Steveson stunned Rio Games champion Taha Akgul of Turkey in a quarter-final match while Kyle Dake shockingly crashed out of the 74kg draw

Guardian sport and agencies

05, Aug, 2021 @8:27 AM

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‘She’s getting a food truck’: Mensah-Stock to spend Olympic prize money on her mom
Tamyra Mensah-Stock became the second American woman to win a wrestling gold medal with victory in the 68kg freestyle category

Tom Dart at the Makuhari Messe Hall

03, Aug, 2021 @2:39 PM

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Is US wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock the most upbeat athlete at Tokyo 2020?
The American is into the women’s 68kg freestyle wrestling final. And she is more than happy to count her blessings in life

Tom Dart at Makuhari Messe Hall

02, Aug, 2021 @2:55 PM

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Triumph review – RJ Mitte grapples with sporting ambition in the wrestling ring
Based on the screenwriter’s own youth, this underdog disability story wins points for authenticity, but sports movie cliches blunt the impact

Phuong Le

27, Jun, 2021 @6:38 PM

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Angellica Bell: ‘My puppet sidekick became real to me’
The TV presenter and host of Leonardo: The Official Podcast on her love of Bullseye and Dallas – and what happened when Victoria Beckham came to CBBC

As told to Hannah J Davies

11, May, 2021 @1:30 PM

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Sumo wrestler dies one month after suffering head injury in Japan
Hibikiryu, 28, landed awkwardly during a bout in March and was later treated for a spinal injury

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

01, May, 2021 @1:02 AM

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The champ is back – but Bobby Lashley’s WWE rise hasn’t been easy
The reigning world champion, who takes on Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 37, has had to navigate an industry with a long history of racism

Joshua Needelman

10, Apr, 2021 @2:51 PM

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MPs say wrestling is a sport in training schools – but shows are theatre
MPs hope adjudication will help tackle problems in industry such as exploitative working practices and toxic culture

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

08, Apr, 2021 @4:38 PM

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Jordan Burroughs out of Olympics after defeat to Kyle Dake at US wrestling trials
US wrestling star Jordan Burroughs will miss an Olympics or worlds for the first time after he was swept by Kyle Dake on Saturday night


04, Apr, 2021 @3:06 AM

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