Sushil Kumar

Sushil Kumar

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Sushil Kumar Profile

  • Name:
  • Sushil Kumar
  • Born:
  • May 26, 1983
  • Father:
  • Diwan Singh
  • Mother:
  • Kamla Devi
  • Spouse:
  • Savi Kumar
  • Awards:
  • Arjuna Award in 2005

    Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2008

    Padma Shri Award in 2011

  • Achievements:
  • Silver medal in 66 kg Man’s Freestyle Wrestling category in 2012 London Olympic Games

    Bronze medal in 66 kg Man’s Freestyle Wrestling category in 2008 Beijing Olympic Games

    Gold medal in 66 kg Man’s Freestyle Wrestling category in 2010 Moscow World Championships

    Gold medal in 60 kg Man’s Freestyle Wrestling category in 2003 London Commonwealth Championship

    Gold medal in 66 kg Man’s Freestyle Wrestling category in 2005 Cape Town Commonwealth Championship

    Gold medal in 66 kg Man’s Freestyle Wrestling category in 2007 London Commonwealth Championship

    Gold medal in 66 kg Man’s Freestyle Wrestling category in 2009 Jalander Commonwealth Championship

    Gold medal in 66 kg Man’s Freestyle Wrestling category in 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games

    Gold medal in 66 kg Man’s Freestyle Wrestling category in 2010 New Delhi Asian Championships

    Silver medal in 66 kg Man’s Freestyle Wrestling category in 2007 Kyrgyzstan Asian Championships

    Bronze medal in 60 kg Man’s Freestyle Wrestling category in 2003 New Delhi Asian Championships

    Bronze medal in 66 kg Man’s Freestyle Wrestling category in 2008 Jeju Island Asian Championships

Sushil Kumar Biography

Sushil Kumar Tehlan Solanki is an Indian sportsmen participating in the game of wrestling and got a chance to represent India in 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics. In 2012 Olympics he won Silver Medal in 66 kg men's freestyle wrestling category. He also had bagged gold medal in 2010 FILA World Wrestling Championships and bronze medal in 66 kg Freestyle Wrestling event in 2008 Olympics. He was honored to be the flag bearer of India in the London Olympics opening ceremony held on 27th July 2012.

 

He was born on 26th May 1983 in Baprola in Najafgarh in Delhi. His father is Diwan Singh, bus driver and his mother is Kamla Devi. His cousin Sandeep and his father are wrestlers and they inspired him. He got his training at Akhada Wrestling School in Chhatrasal Stadium. He is employed as Assistant Commercial Manager in Indian Railways. He married Savi Kumar in 2011.

 

He was shot into limelight when he won the gold medal in the World Cadet Games in 1998. He went on to win his next gold in the Asian Junior Wrestling Championship in 2000. He won the bronze medal at Asian Wrestling Championships in 2003 and gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships. However, his poor performance in the 2004 Athens Olympics gave him a bad name and the media started ignoring him.

 

On 20th August 2008, he got a bronze medal in Beijing Olympics defeating Spiridonov. He fared well at the FILA 2010 World Wrestling Championships and got the honor of being the first Indian to win the gold medal on 12th September 2010. His success continued in 2010 Commonwealth Games held at Delhi and he bagged gold on 10th October 2010.

 

He was given Arjuna Award in 2005, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2008 and Padma Shri Award in 2011 by the Government of India. Apart from them, he also received many cash awards and promotion in his employment when he won bronze medal at 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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Updated: August 13, 2012

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