Who is Sushil Kumar?
Sushil Kumar is an Indian freestyle wrestler who became the first Indian to win back-to-back individual Olympic medals; he won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics and a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Coming from a modest background, he was inspired by his cousin and father to take up wrestling. His family members provided him with all the necessities that he needed in order to make sure that he succeed as a wrestler. Kumar started off as a promising wrestler in the junior levels and went on to win a gold medal at the Asian Junior Wrestling Championship, however, it was not till he won the bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics that he really came into the limelight as one of India’s best wrestlers. Kumar won medals at most of the major tournaments that he participated in following his performance in Beijing and went on to become the flag bearers for India at the 2012 London Olympics. Unlike the wrestlers of the past, Kumar is also a popular personality and endorses plenty of products. He is without doubt one of India’s best-ever freestyle wrestlers and a great role model who has inspired many youngsters to take up the sport of wrestling.
||Sushil Kumar Solanki
||26 May 1983 (Thursday)
||Baprola, South West Delhi, Delhi
|AGE (in 2022)
||38 Years Old
||in centimeters- 166 cm
in meters- 1.66 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 5”
||in Kilograms- 66 kg
in Pounds- 145.5 lbs
Sushil Kumar of Baprola, a small village in the Najafgarh area, reached the ring of the country and abroad on the strength of his hard work. Actually, Sushil Kumar is the only wrestler who has won medals twice in Olympics. First, the bronze and then the second Olympics changed the color of the medal and brought the silver medal.
Wrestling wrestler Sushil Kumar has illuminated the name of the country on several occasions, let us tell you that Sushil Kumar has earned a name in sports like Olympics abroad and from the Commonwealth after that. Now he is trapped in the murder of Sushil Kumar Rohtak wrestler Sagar Dhankhar. Today the whole of Haryana is in the can. Sushil Kumar was a role model for the youth of Haryana. The youth of this place used to practice as an ideal. He wanted to become like Sushil Kumar.
Sushil Kumar was born on 26 May 1983, in Baprola village, located in the outskirts of New Delhi, to Diwan Singh and his wife Kamla Devi. His father was employed as a bus driver at the Delhi Transport Corporation and used to be a wrestling enthusiast in his own right.
Kumar’s cousin Sandeep was a wrestler as well and it was from his cousin that he was inspired to pick up wrestling. His father helped him as well. When he was 14 years old, Kumar started training as a wrestler at the ‘akhada’ or wrestling academy located in Chhatrasal Stadium in New Delhi. One of his trainers was the famous wrestler Satpal.
Sushil Kumar started competing in the junior levels and in 1998 he won his first tournament when he emerged as the gold medal winner at the World Cadet Games. Two years later, he went on to win the gold medal yet again at the Asian Junior Wrestling Championship to emerge as one of the most promising young wrestling talents in the country.
Sushil Kumar has done post-graduation from Physical Education College, Noida. His parents did not have much money for their training and in India, there were very few facilities for wrestling. The family started collecting the necessary food supplements for his wrestling from home, in which he used to give milk, ghee, and fresh vegetables. He is a pure vegetarian person. Sushil Kumar got to train under Arjun Awards Satpal at Chhatrasal Stadium and then later was trained by Indian Railways camps like Gyan Singh and Rajkumar Gurjar.
In 2003, Kumar participated in the Asian Wrestling Championship held in New Delhi and ended up as the bronze medal winner in the 60kg freestyle category. In the same year, he won a gold medal in the freestyle category at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship, London.
Sushil Kumar was part of the Indian wrestling contingent at the 2004 Athens Olympics but his performance was not up to the mark and he finished at the 14th position in the 60kg freestyle category.
In 2005, he participated in the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship, held in Cape Town, and won the gold medal in 66kg freestyle category and bronze medal in the 66kg Greco-Roman category 2006 Doha Asian Games, he won the bronze medal in the 66kg freestyle category and in the 2007 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship, held in London, he once again won the gold medal in 66kg freestyle category.
In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he bagged the bronze medal in the 66kg freestyle category. His performance in the Beijing Olympics was all the more creditable because he lost in the first round and made a comeback in the repechage.
In the 2010 World Wrestling Championships held in Moscow, Sushil Kumar created history when he became the first Indian to win a world title in wrestling. In the same year, he won the gold medal in the 66kg freestyle category in the Commonwealth Games held in Delhi.
In 2012, he once again created history when he won the silver medal in the 66kg freestyle category at the London Olympics and became the first Indian to win back to back individual Olympic medals.
In 2014, Sushil Kumar won the gold medal in the 74 kg freestyle category at the Commonwealth Games that took place in Glasgow, Scotland. In the final, he defeated Qamar Abbas of Pakistan in 107 seconds by fall.
Honors & Awards
||National Sports Award
|Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
||National Sports Award
For his contribution to Indian wrestling, he has been awarded the Arjuna Award and Padma Shri Award by the Government of India. He has also been honored with the country's highest sporting award i.e. The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
|Height & Physical Overview
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He was born to Diwan Singh and his wife Kamla Devi.
On 18-02-2011, he married Savi Kumari. Together the couple is blessed with two sons.
|Girlfriends, Affairs, and Marital Status
||18th February 2011 (Friday)
Favorite Things and Like & Dislike
- Actor- Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan
- Food -Paranthas, White Makhan (Butter
- Food Habit - Non-Vegetarian
- Film - Not Known
- Color- Black, White, Blue
- Sport - Wrestling
- Car Collection - Not Known
- Holiday Destination - Goa, London, Maldives
- Net Worth (approx.) - $1 Million – $5 Million
According to the media report, Sushil along with the gangsters of Haryana started taking possession of the disputed houses, properties, etc. Due to his influence and influence, people used to shy away from taking his name. But one day the name had to be revealed. The incident that led to the name was also a dispute over the disputed property. Police sources say this. In the disputed house that Sushil & Co.
occupied, Sushil used to ask his junior wrestlers to stay. When the time came, he would have asked them to evacuate. But this time it did not happen. Sagar and his comrades occupied it instead of vacating the disputed flat. Sushil Kumar sent his other junior wrestlers to teach him a lesson. They reached the Chhatrasal Stadium with four youths, including Sagar, living in that flat. Sagar was beaten so much that he lost his life. Sushil’s search has continued since then.
After Sagar’s death, Sushil Kumar had earlier clarified that he had nothing to do with this episode. But Sushil went underground when the Delhi Police started investigating the Sagar massacre. Police also found some video clips in which some people are seen beating Sagar and his associates badly. Sushil Kumar is also among them. Police claimed to have corroborating evidence. In search of Sushil, the police also reached an ashram in Haridwar, which belongs to a yoga teacher from Haryana. Sushil applied for anticipatory bail through lawyers. But she too got rejected. He is now a one lakh accused.
Accused in Murder Case
Sushil Kumar was absconding in connection with the murder of wrestler Sagar Dhankhar. According to the police, he has been arrested by Mundka in Delhi. A case has been registered against Sushil Kumar in the wrestler Sagar Dhankhar murder case, including kidnapping, murder, unlawful murder, and other sections.
Let us tell you that the first fight between wrestler Praveen Rana and his supporters took place in a stadium in Delhi, then the trial dispute with wrestler Narsingh Pancham Yadav over the claim of going to the Olympics, and now the wrestler Sagar Dhankhar massacre.
Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Sushil Kumar
- He is the gold medal winner of the commonwealth games 2014.
- He has been convicted by Delhi police in the murder case of wrestler Sagar Rana.
- Delhi police are going to announce some price on him as he is on the run from the police approach.
- It is also revealed by the police that Sushil has been in touch with some gangsters.
Contact and Social Media Information
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