Indian wrestler Mohit Kumar made history by winning the Under 20 World Championship in the men’s 61 Kg Freestyle category in Amman City, Jordan, on August 17, 2023.
- Mohit secured victory in the final by defeating Russia’s Eldar Akhmadudinov with a score of 9-8.
- He became the fourth Indian Freestyle Wrestler to achieve a Junior World Championship title.
- Mohit joins the ranks of Palwinder Cheema (2001), Ramesh Kumar (2001), and Deepak Punia (2019) as male Indian wrestlers who have won gold medals in the U20 World Championships.
- Jaideep won the bronze medal in the 74kg category, defeating Kyrgyzstan’s Zhakshylyk Ruslanovich Baitashov.
- Sagar Jaglan clinched a silver medal in the Freestyle 79 kg category.
- Deepak Chahal earned a bronze medal in the Freestyle 97 kg category on the second day of the event.
- The Indian men’s freestyle wrestling team has achieved a total of five medals in the competition.
Q.: Who recently made history by winning a gold medal at the Under 20 World Championship in men’s 61 Kg Freestyle wrestling category?
a) Ramesh Kumar
b) Sagar Jaglan
c) Mohit Kumar
d) Deepak Punia
Answer: c) Mohit Kumar