Wrestling, Ritu Phogat - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   For the first time, an Indian wrestler has earned an Olympic berth with a World Championship Medal. Name him.

a. Narsingh Pancham Yadav
b. Arvind Pancham Singh Yada
c. Uday Chand
d. Sushi Kumar
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Narsingh Pancham Yadav

Narsingh Pancham Yadav bagged a bronze medal at the Men’s 74 freestyle category securing a berth for the 2016 Rio Games. He was the only Indian to win a medal at the tournament. Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar has been absent for a year and Narsingh has now attained the change to represent India in the 74 kg division. In his semifinal bout, Narsingh went down to Unurbat Purevjav of Mongolia For the bronze medal play-off, he got his act together to outplay Zelimkhan Khadjiev of France 12-8 to make it to the podium.

2)   What spot has been achieved by Indian women's wrestling team in 5th Senior International Wrestling Tournament Cup of the President of Republic of Kazakhstan in Astana?

a. First
b. Second
c. Third
d. Fourth
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Second

Vinesh (48kg), Lalita Sehrawat (55kg) and Anita (63kg) put up impressive shows as they won all their bouts in their respective weight categories, while Sakshi Malik lost just one fight in 58kg division to help the eight-member team bag a silver medal at the July 23-26 event. The Kazakhstan tour is expected to help the Indian eves put up a good show at the World Championship, to be held in Las Vegas, USA from September 7-12, which will also be the first qualification event for Rio Olympics 2016.

3)   How many gold medals were won by India at International wrestling tournament in Sassari City, Italy?

a. 11
b. 15
c. 8
d. 14
Answer  Explanation 


Indian grapplers ended their campaign on a high note in the International Wrestling tournament in Sassari City, Italy, bagging as many as nine medals, including 8 gold in Men's Freestyle event.