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World Wrestling Championships-2018

Published on October 28, 2018
The 2018 World Wrestling Championships were the fifteenth edition of World Wrestling Championships of combined events and were held from October 20 to 28 in Budapest, Hungary.
World Wrestling Championships-2018

About UWW World Wrestling Championships:

  • It is an amateur wrestling world championship event organised by the United World Wrestling.
  • It was started in 1904 with the Men's Greco-Roman wrestling tournament.
  • From 1951, the Men's freestyle wrestling tournament began.
  • From 1987, women's freestyle championship started.

Which were the countries that won maximum medals in the 2018 event ?

  • Japan won the most medals with 5 Gold, 1 Silver and 4 Bronze. 
  • Russia came second with 8 medals.

How was India's performance?

  • India came at the 17th place with 2 medals – 1 Silver and 1 Bronze. 
  • Bajrang Punia bagged the Silver medal.
  • Pooja Dhanda won the Bronze medal and became the fourth Indian woman to win a medal at the World Wrestling Championship.

About Bajrang Punia:

  • Bajrang Punia from Haryana is India's freestyle wrestler who won a Bronze medal in 2013 world wrestling championships, bagged Silver medal in 2015 commonwealth games, 2014 Asian games, and 2014 Asian wrestling championships.
  • With the 2018 win, he has total four Silvers in his kitty.
  • He has also won a Gold medal at the Asian Wrestling Championship 2017, 2018 Commonwealth Games, and 2018 Asian games.

About Pooja Dhanda:

  • Pooja Dhanda from Haryana won Silver medals in the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics and 2018 Commonwealth Games.
  • With the 2018 Bronze win, she became the fourth Indian woman grappler to win a medal at the World Championship.
  • Before her, Alka Tomar in 2006, Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat in 2012 had won a Bronze medal each at the Worlds Championships.


Q. By winning a Bronze medal at the 2018 World Wrestling Championships in Hungary, who has become the fourth Indian woman to win a medal at the World Wrestling Championship?
a. Sakshi Singh
b. Geeta Phogat
c. Pooja Dhanda
d. None of the above
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