Yadav Narsingh Pancham
Country India
Date of Birth 1989-08-06
Age 31 years
Birth Place India
Major Teams India
Playing Details Freestyle 74kg


  • Bronze in World Championships, 2015            
  • He won gold in the 74kg at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India.






Narsingh Yadav is the son of Pancham Yadav and Bhulna Devi from eastern Uttar Pradesh. Narsingh and his brother Vinod both lived with their father Pancham, a milk distributor in Mumbai, while his mother lived in the Neema village in Varanasi district, where she looked after farming in their 2 bigha land. Both the brothers became wrestlers. Yadav has been training since he was 13 and is currently a resident of suburban Jogeshwari in Mumbai. Narsingh is a DySP with the Maharashtra Government.


Narsingh Yadav was a last-minute replacement in commom wealth Games 2010 and competed in the men's freestyle 74 kg category.He managed to surprise everyone and won the gold medal, beating Richard Brian Addinall of South Africa in the gold medal bout


In Melbourne, Australia, Narsingh finished second in the Commonwealth Championship and won the silver medal, losing in the final bout to Cleopas Ncube of Canada.


At the Olympics in London, Narsingh Yadav lost his opening bout against Matt Gentry of Canada in the 74 kg freestyle event and was knocked out of the tournament.


In the Round of 16 Asian Games  in Incheon, South Korea, Narsingh lost 1:3 to Rashid Kurbanov of Uzbekistan. With the Uzbek grappler qualifying for the final, Narsingh was able to compete for a medal through the repechage round where he first faced Ramazan Kambarov of Turkmenistan and beat him 4:1. In the bronze medal bout, he was successful in securing the bronze medal with a 3:1 win over Daisuke Shimada of Japan.In honour of his bronze medal, Narsingh, along with Seema Punia was awarded a cash prize of Rs 50 lakh by the state government of Uttar Pradesh.


Narsingh, who has been included in the 74 kg category in the absence of double-Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, lost to Daisuke Shimada of Japan 9-12 in the qualification round but qualified for the repechage round after his Japanese rival reached the final.During his repechage bout, Narsingh defeated Byungmin Kong of South Korea 15-4 to enter the bronze-medal play-off. He then bagged 3-1 classification points to outplay Zhiger Zakirov of Kazakhstan and clinched the bronze medal in Asian Wrestling Championships.


In the first round at the tournament in Las Vegas, USA, Narsingh won 3:1 over Hanoch Rachamin of Israel. His next opponent was Soener Demirtas of Turkey whom he beat 3:1. In the third round, Narsingh was up against Livan Lopez Azcuy of Cuba and won 4:1. In the fourth round, he lost 3:1 to Unurbat Purevjav of Mongolia. This allowed him to contest for the bronze medal bout which he won a comfortable 5:0 over Zelimkhan Khadjiev of France.


After winning India's sole medal at the 2015 World Wrestling Championships, Narsingh booked himself a ticket to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.