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From the amount of newsprint and daily discussions dedicated to cricket, it is not tough to identify India’s favorite sport! Even though hockey is the official Indian sport and football enjoys a fair degree of popularity, the Indian cricket team is the most loved, often despised and debated group of players in the subcontinent. Aside from cricket, football and hockey – Indians follow lawn tennis, badminton, athletics, weightlifting and boxing. Sports like car racing and [...]

Great Gama was one of the greatest wrestlers that India has ever produced, the Great Gama or Ghulam Muhammad won the old country version of World Heavyweight Championship in the year 1910. An invincible wrestler, Gama was beaten only once in his life time and that is also by his own disciple Joachim Valentine. Great Gama was born in 1888 in Amritsar, Punjab. He came from a family of renowned wrestlers. His father Aziz and [...]

Yogeshwar Dutt is one of the leading Indian wrestlers. Yogeshwar Dutt won the Gold Medal in the 2003 Commonwealth Championship. Hailing from Sonipat, Haryana, Yogeshwar Dutt was born 11th December, 1982. He was interested in Wrestling from a very young age and soon made his presence felt by doing well in the National Championships in 1998. He has also won the Bronze Medal in the 60 Kilogram segment at the 15th Asian Games. Career Dutt [...]

Sakshi Malik born on September 3, 1992,  is an Indian wrestler who has won a bronze medal in the 58 Kg category at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. She has become the first female Indian wrestler who has bagged a medal at the Olympics. Apart from Olympics, Malik had participated and won a silver in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and a bronze at the 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships in Doha. Early Life Sakshi [...]

Panne Lal Yadav is one of the famous international wrestlers of the country, Panne Lal Yadav hails from the state of Uttar Pradesh. Panne Lal grew up in the town of Gorakhpur. At a very young age he was spotted by the wrestling coaches of the area. Combining his talent and hard work, Panne Lal soon emerged as one of the leading names in the wrestling scenario of the country. Panne has represented India in [...]

Palwinder Singh Cheema Biography: One of the internationally successful stars in the Indian wrestling history, Palwinder Singh Cheema has won back to back Gold Medals at the Commonwealth Championship and Canada Cup. Honoring his national and international success, Palwinder Singh Cheema was bestowed with the Arjuna Award in 2003. He won the Gold Medal in Indo-Pak Punjab Games in the following year. Born on 11th November, 1982, Palwinder Singh Cheema has also won medals in [...]

Biography of Narsingh Yadav Narsingh Pancham Yadav is 27-year-old was born on 6 August, 1989. He is an Indian wrestler and made himself popular at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where he bagged a gold medal in the men’s freestyle 74 kg category. His parents are Pancham Yadav and Bhulna Devi. The family hails from eastern Uttar Pradesh. Narsingh lived in Mumbai with his father and brother, where his father distributed milk, while his mother lived [...]

Gulam was one of renowned ‘Pehlwans’ of India. Gulam, who is regarded as ‘ the ideal of Indian manhood’, was the first Indian wrestler to have participated in an international wrestling match, which was held in 1900 in Paris. During the Great Exposition, he’s manager had put out an open challenge to Cour-Derelli, one of the strongest Turkish wrestlers. The encounter between Cour-Derelli and Gulam took place in Boulevard de Clichy at the Hippodrome. Dr [...]