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Sushil Kumar is an Indian freestyle wrestler with Net Worth is $5 Million. 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. Sushil Kumar was born on 26 May 1983 in Baprola, Najafgarh, Delhi, India to Diwan Singh and Kamla Devi. Sushil Kumar is one of the very big names in terms of Indian Wrestling. Sushi Kumar has achieved massive heights in his career. He had also won many commonwealth games.
Sushil Kumar was born and raised in Delhi. His father was a driver in MTNL Delhi. His financial condition was not that great. His mother was a housewife. He also has a cousin, Sandeep who also wanted to be a wrestler. Sushil Kumar was inspired for wrestling by his father himself a wrestler, cousin Sandeep. Sandeep later stopped wrestling because the family could only support one.
|Real Name||Sushil Kumar|
|Born||26 May 1983|
|Birth Place||Baprola, Najafgarh, Delhi, India|
|Age||38 years old|
|Profession||Indian Professional Wrestler|
Relationship & More
|Marital Status – Married|
Marriage Date – 2011
Wife — Savi Kumar
Children — Son– Suvarn and Suveer
Parents — Father– Diwan Singh (driver in MTNL)
Mother– Kamla Devi
- 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.
Rewards ( Prize Money by Sports Career )
- For the bronze medal at 2008 Beijing Olympics
- ₹5.5 million (US$77,000) cash award and promotion to Assistant Commercial Manager from chief ticketing inspector by Railway Ministry
- ₹5 million (US$70,000) cash award from the Delhi Government.
- ₹2.5 million (US$35,000) award by the Haryana Government.
- ₹2.5 million (US$35,000) cash award by the Steel Ministry of India.
- ₹500,000 (US$7,000) cash award by R K Global.
- ₹1 million (US$14,000) cash award by the Maharashtra State Government.
- ₹1 million (US$14,000) cash award from MTNL.
- For the gold medal at 2010 World Wrestling Championships
- ₹1 million (US$14,000) cash award from Indian Railways (his employer) & out-of-turn promotion from his current position of Asst. Commercial Manager.
- ₹1 million (US$14,000) cash award from Sports Authority of India, (Government of India).
- ₹1 million (US$14,000) cash award from the Delhi Government
- For the silver medal at 2012 London Olympics
- ₹20 million (US$280,000) cash reward from the Delhi Government
- ₹15 million (US$210,000) cash reward from the Haryana Government
- ₹07.5 million (US$110,000) cash reward from the Indian Railway
- Land area in Sonipat for Wrestling academy by the Haryana Government.
- ₹1 million (US$14,000) cash award from ONGC.
Cars Collection And House
2. Hyundai Creta
|Weight||in kilograms– 85 kg|
in pounds– 187 lbs
|Height||in centimeters– 168 cm|
in meters– 1.68 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 5½”
|Body Measurements (approx.)||– Chest: 44 inches|
– Waist: 34 inches
– Biceps: 16 inches
|Debut||National– Asian Wrestling Championships in 2003 in New Delhi|
International– 2004 Olympic Games in Athens
|Coach/Mentor||Mahabali Satpal Singh|
|Records||• 2003 – Gold (60 kg) – London Commonwealth Championship|
• 2003 – Bronze (60 kg) – New Delhi Asian Championships
• 2005 – Gold (66 kg) – Cape Town Commonwealth Championship
• 2007 – Gold (66 kg) – London Commonwealth Championship
• 2007 – Silver (66 kg) – Kyrgyzstan Asian Championships
• 2008 – Bronze (66 kg) – Beijing Olympics
• 2008 – Bronze (66 kg) – Jeju Island Asian Championships
• 2009 – Gold (66 kg) – Jalander Commonwealth Championship
• 2010 – Gold (66 kg) – New Delhi Asian Championships
• 2010 – Gold (66 kg) – Moscow World Championships
• 2010 – Gold (66 kg) – Delhi Commonwealth Games
• 2012- Silver (66 kg) – London Summer Olympics
• 2018- Gold (73 kg) – Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• Arjuna Award in 2005|
• Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2008
• Padma Shri Award in 2011
|Educational Qualifications||• Graduation|
• Post Graduation
|College||Noida College of Physical Education, Dadri|
|Favourite Food||Paranthas, White Makhan (butter)|
|Favourite Actor||Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan|
Exciting Facts About Sushil Kumar
Sushil Kumar is an Indian wrestler and a two-time Olympic medal winner. He is known for his performance at various international events and he is known for carrying the Indian flag at the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.
Sushil Kumar enrolled himself enrolled at the Chhatrasal Stadium akhada when he was 14 years old. His father, Diwan Singh, and his cousin, Sandeep, were his inspiration to join wrestling.
During the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, Sushil Kumar won a gold medal in a 74 kg event by defeating Johannes Botha in just 80 seconds.
Awards and Accolades
- Sushil Kumar was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 2005.
- In 2008, he was bestowed with the highest sporting honour in India, The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
- In 2011, he was honoured with Padma Shri—the fourth highest civilian award in India.
• In 2012, Chhatrasal Stadium was Indian’s premium center for the coaching of upcoming wrestlers and new learners. However, after a public fallout between Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt; Dutt decided to leave the wrestling center and start his own coaching center. By 2015, many top wrestlers like Bajrang Punia left the academy and joined Dutt in his academy.
• In 2015, Sushil Kumar found himself involved in a controversy with Narsingh Yadav, a Mumbai wrestler who had qualified for the participation in the Rio Olympics. Sushil Kumar was also preparing for the Rio Olympics and he requested for a selection trial; however, Wrestling Federation of India and Delhi High Court dismissed his plea. During a national camp in Sonipat, Yadav was tested positive for steroids during a test and he alleged that Sushil Kumar had asked a junior wrestler to lace his food with steroids. In 2019, the CBI dismissed the sabotage theory presented by Yadav.
• Praveen Rana, another international wrestler, alleged that Sushil Kumar had beaten him and his brother after the selection round of the national trials.
• On 4 May 2021, a wrestler of India’s senior national camp and former junior national champion, Sagar Dhankad was beaten to death during a clash between two different groups outside the stadium. In further investigation, it was found that the fight between the group took place over a rented apartment that was owned by Sushil Kumar. Later, a video surfaced from one of the assailants phone in which Sushil Kumar and five other people were involved in the murder. An FIR was filed against them and after being on the run for more than 15 days, Sushil and his partner, Ajay were arrested in Delhi.