Bajrang Punia, speaking at a felicitation function, advocated that Wrestling should be made country's national sports as Indian wrestlers have been performing well at World events for quite some time.
Sushil Kumar lost his opening round bout to Azerbaijan's Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev at the World Wrestling Championships on Friday.
Yogeshwar Dutt thinks that Sushil Kumar's vast experience will be his forte.
The Championships is offering six Olympic quotas in six categories in all three styles.
Sushil Kumar sealed his berth by pipping a spirited Jitender Kumar 4-2 in a bitterly-fought 74 kg final in New Delhi.
The announcement to upgrade their contracts was made by WFI President Brijbhushan Sharan Singh.
Amit Dhankar expressed his hope to seal the 74kg berth at the World Championship.
Category A wrestlers will get Rs 30 lakh each every year.
Bajrang Punia snatched the spotlight from fading superstar Sushil Kumar to open India's gold account at the 18th Asian Games after the shooters delivered just a bronze in a low-key start to their campaign on Sunday.
Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar was stunned by Bahrain's Adam Batirov in the 74 kg category qualifier.
Sushil Kumar has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in the recent past.
A dominant Sushil registered a 10-0 win over South Africa's Johannes Botha in the Men's Freestyle 74 kg final at the Carrara Sports Arena 1.
CWG 2018, Day 8, HIghlights: Sushil Kumar overpowered Johannes Botha of South Africa by technical superiority in the final. This is India's 14th gold medal at the Games.
India's most decorated wrestler Sushil Kumar, with already two golds in the previous two Commonwealth Games (2010 and 2014), is hoping for a hat-trick at the upcoming Gold Coast Games from April 4-15.
Sushil Kumar's name, which was missing from the official website of the CWG 2018, has now been added to the entry list of wrestlers.
Sushil Kumar is a two-time defending champion at the Commonwealth Games.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 'Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation' in Imphal on March 16.
Mumbai Maharathi outclassed Delhi Sultans 5-2 on the opening night of Pro Wrestling League season three at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on Tuesday.