Narsingh Pancham Yadav on 13 September 2015 won bronze medal at the 2015 World Wrestling Championships held in Las Vegas, the USA. He won the medal in the Men’s 74kg Freestyle category.
Though Narsingh lost the semi final game to Unurbat Purevjav (Mongolia), he could defeat Zelimkhan Khadjiev (France) 12-8 in the bronze medal play-off.
Narsingh’s win confirmed quota place for India in the 2016 Rio Olympics. This is the first time that an Indian wrestler has earned an Olympic berth with a medal at the World Championship.
However, still it is not sure who will represent India in the mega event.
Since, as per the rules, an Olympic berth is for the country concerned and not the wrestler who might have secured it.
Besides Narsingh, double Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar is also strong contender for representing India in the category. However, it should be noted that Sushil Kumar did not participate in the event.
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When: 13 September 2015