December 9, 2022


Wrestling as a sporting self-discipline has been a part of the Olympic Video games since 1896. Impartial India gained their first Olympic medal by means of wrestling with the legendary KD Jadhav successful the lads’s 57kg freestyle bronze medal within the 1952 Helsinki Video games. Since then India have gained 5 Olympic medals by means of the game of wrestling. In these assortment of images, we check out historical past of Indian wrestling on the Olympic Video games with the Tokyo Video games set to get underway on July 23. 

Sakshi Malik was first feminine wrestler to win Olympic medal

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Sakshi Malik was first female wrestler to win Olympic medal

Sakshi Malik turned India’s feminine wrestler to win a medal in Olympic Video games. Sakshi gained the bronze in ladies’s 58kg class in 2016 Rio Olympics and was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2016.  (Photograph: SAI Media)

Yogeshwar Dutt is India’s third Olympic medallist

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Yogeshwar Dutt is India's third Olympic medallist

Yogeshwar Dutt turned India’s third Olympic medallist in wrestling with a bronze at 2012 London Video games. Wrestler Sushil Kumar, who accused for homicide of a fellow wrestler, has gained two medals in Olympics in 2008 and 2012 Video games. Yogeshwar gained bronze in males’s freestyle 60kg class and was subsequently awarded the Padma Shri in 2013.  (Photograph: SAI Media)

KD Jadhav gained India’s first wrestling Olympic medal

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KD Jadhav won India's first wrestling Olympic medal

Khashabha Dadasaheb Jadhav was the primary Indian wrestler and athlete to win an Olympic medal for unbiased India. Jadhav gained the bronze medal in males’s 57kg freestyle in 1952 Helsinki Video games. (Photograph: SAI media)

Wrestling historical past in Olympics dates again greater than a century.

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Wrestling history in Olympics dates back more than a century.

Wrestling has been a part of Summer season Olympics Video games since historic instances in 708 BC and has been a part of trendy Video games since 1896. Within the trendy Video games, wrestling was first launched as Greco-Roman wrestling. (Photograph: SAI Media)

5 Olympic medals in wrestling

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Five Olympic medals in wrestling

India have gained a complete of 5 medals in wrestling in Olympic Video games over time. Impartial India’s first Olympic medal was by means of the game of wrestling in 1952 Helsinki Video games. (Photograph: SAI Media)



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