Navjot Kaur

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Navjot Kaur
Personal information
NationalityIndian
Born (1990-02-10) 10 February 1990 (age 28)
Tarn Taran district, Punjab, India[1]
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
Sport
SportWrestling
Event(s)Freestyle

Navjot Kaur (born 10 February 1990) is an Indian wrestler. She represented India in the women's freestyle 67 kg category at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in which she won the bronze medal.[2] She became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Asian gold medal. [3][4]

Career[edit]

2011 Asian Wrestling Championships[edit]

At the tournament in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Navjot faced Banzyaragzh Oyunsuren of Mongolia in the semi-finals of the women's freestyle 67 kg category and lost 3:1. She then contested the bronze medal match against Yuanyuan Wang of China and won the bronze medal, beating her Chinese opponent 5:0.[5]

2013 Wrestling World Cup[edit]

In the Wrestling World Cup held in Ulan-Baatar, Mongolia, Navjot finished third and won the bronze medal in the women's freestyle 67 kg category.[6]

2013 Asian Wrestling Championships[edit]

At the tournament in New Delhi, India, Navjot faced Hyekung Ham of South Korea in the semi-finals of the women's freestyle 67 kg category and won 3:1. She then qualified for the gold medal bout against Nasanburmaa Ochirbat of Mongolia but lost 1:3 to settle for the silver medal.[7]

2014 Commonwealth Games[edit]

Competing in the women's freestyle 69 kg category, Navjot faced Dori Yeats of Canada in the semi-finals and lost 4:0 to her. But she was able to compete in the bronze medal bout and won the bronze medal, beating home favourite Sarah Jones of Scotland 4:0.[8]

Pro Wrestling League[edit]

Navjot is one of the two Indian female wrestlers bought by the Bangalore franchise (owned by JSW Sport) of the Pro Wrestling League.[9]

The Pro Wrestling League was scheduled to be held from 10 to 27 December across 6 cities.[10]

Other titles[edit]

  • Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament, 2010 - 6th place[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navjot Kaur's family celebrates her achievement at her Tarn Taran home". The Indian Express. Press Trust of India (PTI). 3 March 2018. Archived from the original on 3 March 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Glasgow 2014 -Navjot Kaur Profile". Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  3. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/more-sports/wrestling/asian-wrestling-championships-navjot-kaur-clinches-gold-sakshi-malik-wins-bronze/articleshow/63139358.cms
  4. ^ https://www.mcqspoint.com/current-affairs/current-affairs-of-india-march-2018
  5. ^ "International Wrestling Database". www.iat.uni-leipzig.de. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  6. ^ "International Wrestling Database". www.iat.uni-leipzig.de. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  7. ^ "International Wrestling Database". www.iat.uni-leipzig.de. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Glasgow 2014 - Navjot Navjot Kaur Profile". g2014results.thecgf.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  9. ^ "JSW bag Narsingh at Pro Wrestling League auction - Times of India". The Times of India. 4 November 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Pro Wrestling League: Yogeshwar Dutt gets Rs 39.7-lakh offer, Sushil Kumar Rs 38.2 lakh - The Economic Times". The Economic Times. 4 November 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  11. ^ "International Wrestling Database". www.iat.uni-leipzig.de. Retrieved 2 November 2015.