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Sushil Kumar Wrestler: Age, Wife, Olympic Medal, Records, Awards, Photos, Political Party

Sushil Kumar can easily be termed as the man who put the Indian map on the world of Wrestling. An unknown prodigy from Baprola village in the Najafgarh, Delhi is a world-class wrestler who has made his country proud on many Wrestling platforms worldwide.

He holds the record or being the only Indian (after independence) to have won two individual medals at the Olympic games. He started his wrestling career under the 66 kg category and went onto compete under the 74 kg category as well. He has held many accolades in his fruitful career and his eyes are set for the next big-event i,e, the Tokyo Olympics 2021.

Sushil Kumar Age: 36 years as on April 2020 (DOB 26th May 1983)

Height: 5 feet 5 inches

Sushil Kumar Olympic Medals

  • He won a Bronze medal in the Beijing Olympics 2008 under 66 kg category.
  • He also won a silver medal in London Olympics 2012 under 66 kg category.

Sushil Kumar Wife

He got married to Savi Kumar in the year 2011.

Sushil Kumar with his wife Savi Kumar

Sushil Kumar Awards

  • Recipient of Arjuna Award in 2005
  • Recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award (joint), India's highest sporting honor.
  • Recipient of Padma Shri in 2011
Receiving the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Sushil Kumar Records

  • He has won 5 Golds and a Bronze medal in Commonwealth Championships under different weight categories.
  • He won the 2010 Moscow World Championship under the 66 kg category.
  • Sushil has appeared in three Commonwealth Games and has managed three Gold medals. Two under 74 kg category and one under 66 kg.
  • He has also won an Asian Bronze medal in 2006 under the 66 kg category.
  • Talking about Asian Championships, he has won two Bronze, one Silver and on Gold medal under different weight categories.

Other Information:

  • Sushil started Wrestling at a very early age and was coached by his father Satpal Singh.
  • He is a face to many advertising and endorses brands such as Mountain Dew, Eicher tractors, and the National Egg Coordination Committee which earns him 10 million (US$140,000) annually.

Sushil Kumar Wrestler Photos:

At the podium after receiving the Silver Medal in London Olympics 2012
The only Indian Olympian to excel in two separate editions of the Games is Sushil Kumar. He was a bronze medalist at the Beijing Games and won a silver medal at the London Games.

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