Kiran Bishnoi is an Indian freestyle wrestler from India. She bagged a gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in 2017 and a bronze medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She won a bronze medal at the Asian Games in 2022.
Kiran Bishnoi, also known as Kiran Godara, was born in 1998 (25 years; as of 2023) in Rawat Khera village of Hisar district, Haryana. She joined Mahabir Stadium, a sports complex located in Hisar and practised wrestling with the assigned coach, Vishnu Das.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Weight (approx.): 76 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Kuldeep Godara is a clerk in the District Commissioner’s office in Hisar. Her mother’s name is Sunita Godara. She lived most of her childhood with her maternal grandparents in Kalirawan village of Hisar district, Haryana. Her maternal grandfather, Ramswaroop Khichad Kalirawna was a wrestler, from whom Kiran Bishnoi took the inspiration and interest to make her career in wrestling. She used to practice with him. Her grandfather died in 2010. In the same year, Kiran Bishnoi went back to her parental home in Hisar to live. There is not much information about her siblings. India Netzone
Husband & Children
She is unmarried.
She follows Hinduism.
In 2013, she suffered through a knee injury due to which she missed out on the wrestling trials of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. After the knee recovery in 2015, she won the National Wrestling Championship. Kiran Bishnoi started wrestling at her maternal village Kali Rawan in 2009. In 2011, she participated in the Junior National Wrestling Championship, Jammu and won the bronze medal. She also became the junior wrestling champion in the 67-kilogram category in 2012 at the Junior National Wrestling Championship, Jammu. She also won a bronze medal at the Junior Asian Championships in Kazakhstan in 2013. Kiran Bishnoi became the first Indian woman wrestler to win a medal in the freestyle 76 Kg category in the Commonwealth Games. In an interview, she talked about her wrestling career and said,
When I started wrestling at the insistence of my maternal grandfather Ram Swarup, I knew nothing about the sport. Wrestling ka koi idea hi nahi tha. It was the same time when Sushil sir won the bronze medal in the Beijing Olympics and I would watch his technical moves for practice. Later I joined Mahavir Stadium in Hisar under coach Vishnu Das and we would train with boys. No Indian female wrestler has won a medal at CWG in the 76 Kg category and when I won the medal, Sushil sir congratulated me and it meant a lot to me. My grandfather died in 2010 but if he was alive today, he would have been proud of the medal.” The Indian Express
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- She won the Bharat Kesri Dangal title in 2016 and was a finalist in 2015.
- Kiran Bishnoi won a gold medal at the 2017 Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in Johannesburg.
- Kiran Bishnoi won a bronze medal at the Junior Asian Championships in Kazakhstan in 2013.
- At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, After losing the semifinal by technical fall to Nigeria in the 76 kg women’s wrestling category, Kiran Bishnoi won the bronze medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, by defeating Mauritius’ Katouskia Pariadhaven.
- She won a bronze medal at the Asian Games in 2022.
- On 7 March 2018, Kiran Bishnoi walked on a ramp as a showstopper at PowerWalk event 2018.
Our next super showstopper is Kiran Godara: Female Wrestler, Gold medalist in Commonwealth Championship 2017 at the #PowerWalk2018 proudly powered by #InvestinLife via @Plaza_106 pic.twitter.com/cg9yij1jhR
— PowerWalk with Plaza (@Plaza_106) March 7, 2018
- In 2021, Kiran Bishnoi lost her bronze medal match in the women’s 76 kg event at the World Wrestling Championships held in Oslo, Norway.
- On 06 Oct 2023, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi congratulated Kiran Bishnoi on Twitter for winning the Bronze Medal in the 76kg Freestyle Women’s Wrestling category at the Asian Games. The tweet read,
More glory in Wrestling at the Asian Games!
Congratulations to Kiran Bishnoi for winning the Bronze Medal in Women's Wrestling 76kg Freestyle. My best wishes for her upcoming endeavours. pic.twitter.com/VTXGAyq0hd
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 6, 2023