Narsingh Pancham Yadav (1989 – Present)

Narsingh Pancham Yadav is an Indian wrestler who hails from Uttar Pradesh. Carving a name for himself in the history of wrestling not only in India but also at an International level, he has brought laurels to the country at different occasions and events.

Life and sports career of Narsingh Pancham Yadav:

Narsingh Pancham Yadav

Narsingh Pancham yadav was born to Pancham Yadav and Bhulna Devi in the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh. 

Coming from a family with a background of farming, both Narsingh and his brother Vinod lived with their father Pancham, who worked as a milk distributor in Mumbai and their mother, looked after the farming of their land in Neema Village of Varanasi District. Both the brothers after hard work and total dedication grew up to become wrestlers.

Career and medal 

  • He won a gold medal in the Asian championships, in the freestyle 74 kg, in 2010.
  • In 2012 Olympics, in Melbourne, Australia, Narsingh finished second in the Commonwealth Championship winning the silver medal
  • 2014 Asian Games, he was successful in securing the bronze medal
  • At the 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships, he won the bronze medal
  • In 2016 Rio Olympics he won bronze at the World Championships
  • Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament, 2012 – Fourth place


He is triple Maharashtra Kesari, a title in Indian kushti. He is the first wrestler to win the title 3 times in a row for 2011, 2012 and 2013. He was awarded Arjuna Award in 2012 for his contribution to the wrestling.

Brown: 2015, Las Vegas: 74 kg

Brown: 2014, Incheon, South Korea: 74 kg

Brown: 2015, Doha: 74 kg
Gold: 2010, New Delhi, India: 74 kg

Gold: 2010, New Delhi, India: 74 kg

Silver: 2011, Melbourne: 74 kg

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