In 2015, Shilpi Sheoran Yadav made history when she became the first Indian woman to win a bronze medal in freestyle wrestling at the Asian Wrestling Championships.
Since then, she has gone on to achieve even more success in the sport, becoming a Commonwealth Games champion and an Asian silver medalist. Here’s a look at her career so far.
Story of Shilpi Sheoran Yadav
Early Life and Career
Shilpi Sheoran Yadav was born in Rewari, Haryana, India, on December 6, 1993. She began wrestling when she was just 12 years old, inspired by her older brother who was also a wrestler.
She quickly began to make a name for herself in the sport, winning numerous state-level championships as a junior wrestler.
In 2010, Yadav made her senior debut at the age of 16. That same year, she won gold at the Junior National Championships and followed that up with another gold at the Senior Nationals in 2012.
She also represented India at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, where she finished in seventh place.
Yadav’s breakout moment came in 2015 when she won a bronze medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships, becoming the first Indian woman to do so. She followed that up with a gold medal performance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Just last year, Yadav won a silver medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships in Xi’an, China.
Shilpi Sheoran Yadav is one of India’s most successful freestyle wrestlers. To date, she is the only Indian woman to win a medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships and she is also a Commonwealth Games champion and an Asian silver medalist.
With her many accomplishments already under her belt, there’s no doubt that we’ll be seeing even more great things from Yadav in the years to come.
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