Indian Wrestling Champion: Jatindra Charan Goho

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.

Goho is one of the most well-known wrestlers of India and the first Asian to win the World Light Heavyweight Championship in the United States in 1921.

He recorded victories over some of the biggest boxing names at the time. His wins came against Jimmy Esson, the ‘Scotch Giant’, then World Light Heavyweight Champion Ad Santel.

He developed his own technique which involved wrestling holds like dhonka, tibbi, gadhanet, dhak,tang, pat, dhobiya pat and kulla which later became a part and parcel of Indian wrestling.