Wrestling Current Affairs

India’s Harpreet Singh wins bronze in Asian Wrestling Championship

Harpreet Singh has bagged bronze medal in Greco-Roman weight divisions in the Asian Wrestling Championship held at the K.D. Jadhav arena in the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in New Delhi. Harpreet clinched the bronze medal after beating his rival Jun Ji Na of China in 80 kg category. The other three Greco-Roman wrestlers, namely, Ravinder (66kg), Hardeep (98kg) and Naveen (130kg) failed to win any medal. The Greco-Roman category is generally not considered as Indian wrestlers forte.

In the championship,  112 freestyle, 103 Greco-Roman and 83 female wrestlers will compete for 24 Gold and Silver, and 48 bronze medals.

Asian Wrestling Championships are organized every year by the Asian Associated Wrestling Committee (AAWC). While the men’s wrestling tournament began in 1979, women’s tournament began in 1996. 



Indian wrestlers win four medals at 2016 TAFISA World Games

Four Indian wrestlers have won four medals individually including a gold medal, at the sixth edition of the TAFISA World Games held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Wrestler Dalmiya had won gold medal in 60kg category by defeating Azerbaijan’s Muhammad Sahan by 4-1 points in the final match.

Other medal winning Wrestlers are

  • Luv Singh: He won the silver medal in the 80 kg category after he was defeated by Muhammad Alim of Azerbaijan by 1-5 points in the final match.
  • Naveen Kumar: He won the bronze medal in 90 Kg category after he defeated Lithuania’s Oleg by 5-2 points.
  • Josil: He won the bronze medal in the super heavyweight category by defeating Mustafa Sultani of Afghanistan by 3-1 points.

Besides, Aarti Chaudhari (29), Vishruti Waghmare (16) and Siddhi Jadhav (10) won three gold medals in Jeet Kune-do, a form of martial arts.

About Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA)

The TAFISA is the leading international Sport for All organisation with more than 260 members in over 150 countries on all continents. Its vision is to achieve an Active World by globally promoting and facilitating access for every person to Sport for All and physical activity.