India has so far won 22 medals including 1 gold, 5 silver and 16 bronze at the World Wrestling Championships, a global event organized by the United World Wrestling (UWW).
Udey Chand landed the first-ever medal for India at the World Wrestling Championships in 1961 when he won the bronze medal in men's freestyle 67kg event. Six years later, Bishambar Ali Singh won the country's first-ever silver in men's freestyle 57kg event in 1967.
In 2010, history was made as Sushil Kumar won India's first and only gold so far in the men's freestyle 66kg category. Bajrang Punia (2018) and Deepak Punia (2019) also came close to landing the yellow metal in their respective weight categories.
Bajrang is also the only Indian to win a World Championships medal three times. The 2018 silver-medallist Bajrang also won the bronze medal in the 2019 and 2022 editions in men's freestyle 65kg event and another bronze in men's freestyle 60kg event.
Alka Tomar is India's first-ever women's wrestler to win a medal, clinching bronze in 2006. Anshu Malik, meanwhile, was the first woman from India to win a silver medal at the World Wrestling Championships. Vinesh Phogat too has won bronze in two editions.
Overall, India has had their best ever showing at the World Wrestling Championships in 2019, when they won 5 medals - 1 silver and 4 bronze. The second best haul was in 2013 when they won 3 medals. So far, 21 of India's medals has come in Freestyle and 1 in Greco-Roman.
Now, let's take a look at India Medal Winners at World Wrestling Championships:
|Sushil Kumar||Gold||Men’s Freestyle 66kg||2010||Moscow, Russia|
|Bishambar Ali Singh||Silver||Men’s Freestyle 57kg||1967||Bucharest, Romania|
|Amit Kumar Dahiya||Silver||Men’s Freestyle 55kg||2013||Budapest, Hungary|
|Bajrang Punia||Silver||Men’s Freestyle 65kg||2018||Budapest, Hungary|
|Deepak Punia||Silver||Men’s Freestyle 86kg||2019||Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan|
|Anshu Malik||Silver||Women’s Freestyle 57kg||2021||Oslo, Norway|
|Udhey Chand||Bronze||Men’s Freestyle 67kg||1961||Yokohama, Japan|
|Alka Tomar||Bronze||Women’s Freestyle 59kg||2006||Guangzhou, China|
|Ramesh Kumar||Bronze||Men’s Freestyle 74kg||2009||Herning, Denmark|
|Geeta Phogat||Bronze||Women’s Freestyle 55kg||2012||Strathcona County, Canada|
|Babita Kumari||Bronze||Women’s Freestyle 51kg||2012||Strathcona County, Canada|
|Bajrang Punia||Bronze||Men’s Freestyle 60kg||2013||Budapest, Hungary|
|Sandeep Tulsi Yadav||Bronze||Men’s Greco-Roman 66kg||2013||Budapest, Hungary|
|Narsingh Pancham Yadav||Bronze||Men’s Freestyle 74kg||2015||Las Vegas, USA|
|Pooja Dhanda||Bronze||Women’s Freestyle 57kg||2018||Budapest, Hungary|
|Vinesh Phogat||Bronze||Women’s Freestyle 50kg||2019||Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan|
|Ravi Kumar Dahiya||Bronze||Men’s Freestyle 57kg||2019||Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan|
|Rahul Aware||Bronze||Men’s Freestyle 61kg||2019||Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan|
|Bajrang Punia||Bronze||Men’s Freestyle 65kg||2019||Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan|
|Sarita Mor||Bronze||Women’s Freestyle 59kg||2021||Oslo, Norway|
|Vinesh Phogat||Bronze||Women's Freestyle 53kg||2022||Belgrade, Serbia|
|Bajrang Punia||Bronze||Men's Freestyle 65kg||2022||Belgrade, Serbia|