(Last Updated on : 20-04-2018)
Sushil Kumar Solanki is an Indian freestyle wrestler
who won gold in 74 kilograms category on 12th April 2018, beating South Africas Johannes Botha in the final that lasted 80 seconds. He also won silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics and a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
Early Life of Sushil Kumar
Sushil Kumar Solanki was born in a Jat family
on 26th May 1983 at Baprola, Delhi
. His father, Diwan Singh was a driver in MTNL Delhi, while his mother, Kamla Devi is a housewife. His father was a wrestler as well. He has completed his Graduation and Post-Graduation from Noida
College of Physical Education, Dadri
. He is currently employed with the Indian Railways
as an assistant commercial manager.
Career of Sushil Kumar
Sushil Kumar Solanki 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. He won the gold medal in his weight category in at the World Cadet Games in 1998, followed by gold at the Asian Junior Wrestling Championship in 2000. In 2003, he won the bronze medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships and gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships.
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. At the 2010, Kumar became the first Indian to win a world title in wrestling in World Wrestling Championships. He won gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
held in Delhi on 10th October 2010. In 2012 London Olympics, he won a silver medal. He also won the gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
He won gold in 74 kilograms category on 12th April 2018 in Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, Australia.
Awards of Sushil Kumar
Sushil Kumar won the Arjuna Award
in 2005. He also received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award
and also the receiver of Padma Shri awards
Personal Life of Sushil Kumar
Sushil Kumar got married with Savi Solanki who is also a tennis player
and played at the national level.