Indian Wrestling Champion: Udey Chand

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi

Udey Chand is the first individual world championship medal winner from independent India. He created history when he clinched bronze in lightweight (67 Kg) freestyle at the 1961 World Wrestling Championships in Yokohama.

He also won two silver medals at the 1962 Jakarta Asian Games in Freestyle and Greco-Roman style wrestling formats.

He was awarded the Arjuna award in 1961, the first person to get the award.