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Sushil Kumar vs Ramazan Sahin - Freestyle Wrestling 66kg - London 2012 Olympics
Published: 2012/08/12
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Training Video of Wrestler Sushil Kumar
Training Video of Wrestler Sushil Kumar
Published: 2016/07/20
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Men's Wrestling 66kg Semi-Final - Kazakhstan v India | London 2012 Olympics
Published: 2012/08/12
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Narsingh Yadav, Sushil Kumar : Sultan of Wrestling
Narsingh Yadav, Sushil Kumar : Sultan of Wrestling
Published: 2016/08/12
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Sarla Dances With Sushil Kumar - The Kapil Sharma Show - 24th June, 2017
Sarla Dances With Sushil Kumar - The Kapil Sharma Show - 24th June, 2017
Published: 2017/06/24
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Men's Wrestling Freestyle 66kg Final - India v Japan | London 2012 Olympics
Published: 2012/08/12
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Baba Ramdev Vs Sushil Kumar Wrestling match || baba ramdev wrestling video
Published: 2017/06/14
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Sushil Kumar Net Worth ★ Biography ★ Lifestyle ★ House ★ Cars ★ Income ★ Family ★ Fight - 2017
Sushil Kumar Net Worth ★ Biography ★ Lifestyle ★ House ★ Cars ★ Income ★ Family ★ Fight - 2017
Published: 2017/06/29
Channel: Classy And Trendy
Sushil Kumar
Sushil Kumar's Full Body Workout
Published: 2016/07/30
Channel: The Fat Loss Zone
Baba Ramdev beats Olympian wrestler Sushil Kumar
Baba Ramdev beats Olympian wrestler Sushil Kumar
Published: 2015/01/06
Channel: Aaj Tak
Dangal: Aamir Khan learns wrestling from Sushil Kumar
Dangal: Aamir Khan learns wrestling from Sushil Kumar
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: iansindia
SSM chat with wrestler Sushil Kumar
SSM chat with wrestler Sushil Kumar
Published: 2012/08/25
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Sushil Kumar Diet
Sushil Kumar Diet
Published: 2016/07/30
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Sushil Kumar Wins Olympics Quarter Final In 66kg freestyle wrestling‎
Sushil Kumar Wins Olympics Quarter Final In 66kg freestyle wrestling‎
Published: 2012/08/13
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Sushil Kumar gold medal fight Vs Alan Gogaev at World wrestling championship 2010 Moscow. HD.mp4
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Sushil kumar vs anis khan kusti...
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sushil kumar olympics qualifying match in china.mp4
Published: 2012/05/08
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Sushil Kumar ( India)-Ikhtiyor Navruzov ( Uzbekistan)
Sushil Kumar ( India)-Ikhtiyor Navruzov ( Uzbekistan)
Published: 2012/08/17
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Kumar Sushil (India) Gold Medal 66kg
Kumar Sushil (India) Gold Medal 66kg
Published: 2010/10/05
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Pro Wrestling League Auction | Yogeshwar Dutt & Sushil Kumar Highest Gainers
Pro Wrestling League Auction | Yogeshwar Dutt & Sushil Kumar Highest Gainers
Published: 2015/11/03
Channel: The Times of India
Wrestlers Training at Railway Akhara in Delhi
Wrestlers Training at Railway Akhara in Delhi
Published: 2015/03/15
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Sushil Kumar 7 Rules of Success Inspirational Speech | Indian wrestler
Sushil Kumar 7 Rules of Success Inspirational Speech | Indian wrestler
Published: 2017/02/02
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Narsingh Yadav at World Wrestling Championship - 4
Narsingh Yadav at World Wrestling Championship - 4
Published: 2015/09/15
Channel: Super Sports
Indian Wrestler Sushil Kumar appearance at IHFF Sheru Classic 2016
Indian Wrestler Sushil Kumar appearance at IHFF Sheru Classic 2016
Published: 2016/10/18
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Sushil Kumar, Olympic Wrestling Champion, shows HLT reporter his moves
Sushil Kumar, Olympic Wrestling Champion, shows HLT reporter his moves
Published: 2014/07/24
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sushil kumar look like wrestler on soil in haryana style kushti dangal
Published: 2013/02/28
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Doug Schwab USA vs  Sushil Kumar IND
Doug Schwab USA vs Sushil Kumar IND
Published: 2014/02/21
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Sushil Kumar may join WWE soon | वनइंडिया हिन्दी
Sushil Kumar may join WWE soon | वनइंडिया हिन्दी
Published: 2016/10/15
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Sushil Kumar Wrestler live on janta tv, Haryana
Sushil Kumar Wrestler live on janta tv, Haryana
Published: 2014/01/20
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Sushil Kumar, Indian freestyle wrestler won silver at London Olympics , Beijing bronze
Sushil Kumar, Indian freestyle wrestler won silver at London Olympics , Beijing bronze
Published: 2016/11/23
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Ticket to Rio Olympic - Sushil Kumar vs Narsingh Yadav
Ticket to Rio Olympic - Sushil Kumar vs Narsingh Yadav
Published: 2016/05/12
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Special report: Yogguru Baba Ramdev takes on Olympian wrestler Sushil Kumar
Special report: Yogguru Baba Ramdev takes on Olympian wrestler Sushil Kumar
Published: 2015/01/06
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sushil kumar champions code
Published: 2015/09/18
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KRIPA SHANKAR & SUSHIL KUMAR WRESTLING
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Bahubali 2 | sushil kumar Indian wrestler |
Published: 2017/05/25
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Was offered money to lose world championship final: Wrestler Sushil Kumar
Was offered money to lose world championship final: Wrestler Sushil Kumar
Published: 2013/08/26
Channel: NDTV
Wrestler Sushil Kumar ने इस Muslim को गौशालाओं का Brand Ambassador बनाने की मांग
Wrestler Sushil Kumar ने इस Muslim को गौशालाओं का Brand Ambassador बनाने की मांग
Published: 2017/09/21
Channel: NMF News
Maan Gaye yaar (Sushil Kumar ) by MD KD|| New Haryanvi Song 2016
Maan Gaye yaar (Sushil Kumar ) by MD KD|| New Haryanvi Song 2016
Published: 2015/04/16
Channel: MD KD Music
Sushil Kumar | Bronze Medalist at 2008 Beijing Olympics | A Special Story
Sushil Kumar | Bronze Medalist at 2008 Beijing Olympics | A Special Story
Published: 2016/05/13
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Sushil Kumar Eyeing Return To Asian Championships
Sushil Kumar Eyeing Return To Asian Championships
Published: 2013/02/11
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Ramesh Gulia and sushil
Published: 2015/10/05
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Sushil Kumar's Work out
Published: 2015/10/18
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Sushil Kumar IND vs Albert Batyrov BLR
Sushil Kumar IND vs Albert Batyrov BLR
Published: 2014/02/21
Channel: CMPTV
(CG Glasgow 2014) Qamar Abbas PAK Vs Sushil Kumar IND
(CG Glasgow 2014) Qamar Abbas PAK Vs Sushil Kumar IND
Published: 2014/08/13
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Indian Wrestler Sushil Kumar Motivates School Children at Yamuna Nagar
Indian Wrestler Sushil Kumar Motivates School Children at Yamuna Nagar
Published: 2016/03/25
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World champion wrestler sushil kumar came visiting , pays tribute to guru chandagi ramM4H03403.MP4
Published: 2010/11/17
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Baba Ramdev Fights With Sushil Kumar | Sandesh News
Baba Ramdev Fights With Sushil Kumar | Sandesh News
Published: 2015/01/05
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WFI back-tracking on promise to hold Olympics trial: Sushil Kumar
WFI back-tracking on promise to hold Olympics trial: Sushil Kumar
Published: 2016/05/21
Channel: NDTV
Wrestler Sushil Kumar reveals how yoga helps him win
Wrestler Sushil Kumar reveals how yoga helps him win
Published: 2015/06/20
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Sushil Kumar
Sushil Kumar (wrestler) in 2014 CWG.png
Kumar in 2014
Personal information
Nationality Indian
Born (1983-05-26) 26 May 1983 (age 34)[1]
Baprola, Delhi, India
Height 166 cm (5 ft 5 in)[2]
Sport
Country India
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Freestyle
Club NIS, Delhi
Coached by Gyan Singh, Rajkumar Baisla Gurjar
Updated on 13 September 2015.

Sushil Kumar Solanki (born 26 May 1983)[1] is an Indian freestyle wrestler. Competing in the 66 kg weight division he won the 2010 world title, a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics and a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which made him the only Indian to win two individual Olympic medals.[8][9] His 2008 Olympic medal was second for India in wrestling, and the first since Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav's bronze medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics.[10] In July 2009, he received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna – India's highest honour for sportspersons.[11] On 3 October 2010, Kumar handed the Queen's Baton to Prince Charles in the Queen's Baton Relay for the 2010 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.[12][13] Sushil won the gold medal in the 74 kg division at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.[14]

Biography[edit]

Sushil Kumar was born in a Hindu Jat family of Baprola village,[15][16] near Najafgarh in South West Delhi. His father, Diwan Singh,[17] was a driver in MTNL Delhi, while his mother, Kamla Devi, is a wife and mother.

Kumar was inspired to take up wrestling by his father, himself a wrestler, and his cousin Sandeep. Sandeep later stopped competing as the family could only support one wrestler. Kumar trained in pehlwani wrestling at the akhada (wrestling school) in the Chhatrasal Stadium from the age of 14. With minimal funds and poor training facilities for wrestling in India, even for the 2008 Olympic team, his family made sure he obtained the necessary dietary supplements by sending him tinned milk, ghee and fresh vegetables.[18][19] He is a devoted Hindu and strict vegetarian.[20][21]

Kumar is presently employed with the Indian Railways as an assistant commercial manager.[10]

Career[edit]

Kumar at 2008 Summer Olympics

Kumar started training in pehlwani at the Chhatrasal Stadium's akhada at the age of 14. He was trained at the akhada by Yashvir and Ramphal, later by Arjuna awardee Satpal and then at the Indian Railways camp by Gyan Singh and Rajkumar Baisla Gurjar.[10][22]

After switching to freestyle wrestling Kumar's first success came at the World Cadet Games in 1998 where he won the gold medal in his weight category, followed by a gold at the Asian Junior Wrestling Championship in 2000. Moving out of the junior competitions, in 2003 Kumar won the bronze medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships and a gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships. Kumar placed fourth at the 2003 World Championships, but this went largely unnoticed by the Indian media as he fared badly in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, placing 14th in the 60 kg weight class. He won gold medals at the Commonwealth wrestling championships in 2005 and 2007. He placed seventh in the 2007 World Championships and won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. He won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, becoming the first person to win two Olympic medals for independent India.[23] Kumar was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2006 and a coveted Padma shree by the Indian Government in 2011.[24]

2008 Beijing Olympics[edit]

Kumar lost to Andriy Stadnik in the first round of the 66 kg freestyle wrestling event,[25] leaving his medal hopes hinging on the repechage. He defeated Doug Schwab in the first repechage round and Albert Batyrov in the second round. In the bronze medal match on 20 August 2008, Kumar beat Leonid Spiridonov 3:1.[26] Kumar disclosed that he had no masseur during the three bouts he won within a span of 70 minutes to take the bronze. The team manager Kartar Singh who is a former Asian Games medallist acted as the masseur for him.[27]

2010 World Wrestling Championships, Moscow[edit]

At the 2010 World Wrestling Championships Kumar became the first Indian to win a world title in wrestling. He beat the local favourite Alan Gogaev of Russia 3–1 in the finals in the 66 kg category.

2010 Commonwealth Games, Delhi[edit]

Kumar won gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi on 10 October 2010. He beat Heinrich Barnes 7–0 in the finals in the 66 kg freestyle wrestling category. The bout was stopped by the referee in the second round. Earlier, in the semifinals, Kumar defeated Famara Jarjou 3–0 within 9 seconds. In the quarterfinals, Kumar defeated Muhammad Salman 10–0 in 46 seconds.[28]

2012 London Olympics[edit]

Kumar (left) at the 2012 Olympics

Kumar won a silver medal after losing the final to Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu.[29] Earlier, he had entered the final amid some controversy by beating Kazakhastan's Akzhurek Tanatarov in the semifinal. The Kazakh athlete claimed that Kumar had bitten his ear, which was denied by the latter.[30] Kumar was the Olympic flag bearer for India at the opening ceremony.[31]

2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow[edit]

Kumar defeated Qamar Abbas in the 74 kg final to win the gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. He won in 107 seconds by fall.

Commercial endorsements[edit]

"I didn’t want to be associated with a liquor brand in any form as it would send a wrong signal to the youth. The sporting tradition that I have been raised in values discipline way above money."
– Sushil Kumar explaining reason for refusing a liquor ad.[32]

Kumar endorses brands such as Mountain Dew, Eicher tractors, and the National Egg Coordination Committee which earns him 10 million (US$160,000) annually. He refused the offer of 5 million (US$78,000) to appear in a surrogate ad for a leading liquor brand.[32]

Awards, rewards and recognition[edit]

For the bronze medal at 2008 Beijing Olympics
  • 5.5 million (US$86,000) cash award and promotion to Assistant Commercial Manager from chief ticketing inspector by Railway Ministry (his employer)[34]
  • 5 million (US$78,000) cash award from the Delhi Government.[34]
  • 2.5 million (US$39,000) award by the Haryana Government.[34]
  • 2.5 million (US$39,000) cash award by the Steel Ministry of India.[34]
  • 500,000 (US$7,800) cash award by R K Global.[34]
  • 1 million (US$16,000) cash award by the Maharashtra State Government.
  • 1 million (US$16,000) cash award from MTNL.
For the gold medal at 2010 World Wrestling Championships
  • 1 million (US$16,000) cash award from Indian Railways (his employer) & out-of-turn promotion from his current position of Asst. Commercial Manager.
  • 1 million (US$16,000) cash award from Sports Authority of India, (Government of India).
  • 1 million (US$16,000) cash award from the Delhi Government
For the silver medal at 2012 London Olympics
  • 20 million (US$310,000) cash reward from the Delhi Government
  • 15 million (US$230,000) cash reward from the Haryana Government
  • 07.5 million (US$120,000) cash reward from the Indian Railway
  • Land area in Sonipat for Wrestling academy by the Haryana Government.
  • 1 million (US$16,000) cash award from ONGC.[35]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Athlete Biography: Sushil Kumar". The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Archived from the original on 23 August 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2008. 
  2. ^ "Sushil Kumar". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 
  3. ^ Lokapally, Vijay (August 2003). "There's a steady improvement". Sportstar. The Hindu Group. Archived from the original on 27 November 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Indian grapplers sweep gold in Commonwealth Championship". Zee News. 2 July 2005. Archived from the original on 27 November 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "2005 – Commonwealth Wrestling Championships – Information & RESULTS". Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association (CAWA). Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "2007 – Commonwealth Wrestling Championships – Information & RESULTS". Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association (CAWA). Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "Sushil wins gold at Commonwealth Wrestling". NDTV. PTI. 20 December 2009. Archived from the original on 17 September 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  8. ^ Naik, Shivani (27 December 2015). "From MS Dhoni to Leander Paes to Sushil Kumar, India’s biggest sport stars who might retire in 2016". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016. ...India’s only individual double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar. 
  9. ^ "Kumar claims 63kg bronze". The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. 20 August 2008. Archived from the original on 1 September 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2008. 
  10. ^ a b c Masand, Ajai (20 August 2008). "Meet Sushil Kumar, the shy guy". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 21 August 2008. 
  11. ^ "Mary Kom, Vijender and Sushil get Khel Ratna". The Hindu. 29 July 2009
  12. ^ CBC, 2010 Commonwealth Games, Opening Ceremonies, airdate 3 October 2010, 9:00am-12:30pm (Eastern), c. 2h20m mark, CBC Television main network
  13. ^ "CWG Opening ceremony: Live Blog" Archived 4 October 2010 at the Wayback Machine., Geetika Rustagi, 3 October 2010 (Retrieved 5 October 2010)
  14. ^ "Commonwealth Games 2014 : Wrestler`s Amit Kumar, Sushil Kumar and Vinesh won gold". Patrika Group. 30 July 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "Man from Baprola achieved what 'Pocket Dynamo' did 56 years ago". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  16. ^ "Sushil’s journey: From mud pit to Olympic podiums". The Hindu. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  17. ^ Kallury, Kruttika. "Sushil Kumar: Lord of the ring". India Today. India Today Group. 
  18. ^ Ganesan, Uthra (21 August 2008). "Najafgarh hails golden bronze boy". Express India. Archived from the original on 22 September 2008. Retrieved 21 August 2008. 
  19. ^ "Sushil puts Boprala on wrestling map of the world". Sify. 20 August 2008. Retrieved 21 April 2006. 
  20. ^ Sengupta, Somini (25 August 2008). "3 Olympic medals for a new India". The New York Times. 
  21. ^ A sporty edge. Telegraphindia.com (15 February 2009). Retrieved on 5 September 2015.
  22. ^ Chakravertty, Shreya (21 August 2008). "20 to a room, two to a bed: This is where the medal came from". The Indian Express. Retrieved 21 August 2008. 
  23. ^ Sushil finally qualifies for London Olympics – IBNLive. Ibnlive.in.com (27 April 2012). Retrieved on 5 September 2015.
  24. ^ Padma Shri for Laxman, Sushil Kumar. The Hindu (25 January 2011). Retrieved on 5 September 2015.
  25. ^ "Grappler Sushil Kumar wins bronze". The Times of India. 20 August 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2008. 
  26. ^ "Bout Result Men's FR 66 kg Bronze /Bout No.92 /Mat B". The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. 20 August 2008. Archived from the original on 29 August 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2008. 
  27. ^ Sengupta, Abhijit (28 August 2008). "Lessons from Beijing". The Hindu. Retrieved 4 September 2008. 
  28. ^ "Somdev Devvarman wins 29th CWG gold for India". The Times of India. 10 October 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  29. ^ Olympics: Sushil Kumar writes history, wins silver for India Archived 16 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  30. ^ "No, I didn't bite my opponent's ear: Sushil Kumar". The Times of India (28 August 2012). Retrieved on 5 September 2015.
  31. ^ Olympics 2012: Sushil Kumar promises a fight by Indian wrestlers. Dnaindia.com (5 August 2012). Retrieved on 5 September 2015.
  32. ^ a b "Sushil Kumar says no to Rs. 50-lakh liquor ad". Hindustan Times. 11 October 2012. Archived from the original on 12 October 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  33. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  34. ^ a b c d e "Rewards pour in for Sushil Kumar". The Hindu. 20 August 2008. Archived from the original on 23 August 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2008. 
  35. ^ "ONGC announces 25 lakh rupees for each Olympics Gold". ONGC. 16 July 2012. Archived from the original on 1 November 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 

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