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Sushil Kumar Biography

Sushil Kumar is an Indian World Champion wrestler who won the gold medal in the 66 kg freestyle competition at the FILA 2010 World Wrestling Championships, a silver medal in the Men's 66kg Freestyle Wrestling event at the 2012 London Olympics and a bronze medal in the Men's 66kg Freestyle Wrestling event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, making him the first Indian to win back to back individual Olympic medals. Trained by some of the most legendary wrestlers of India, Sushil endured tough training conditions on his way to becoming a champ. His first success came at the World Cadet Games in 1998 where he won the gold medal in his weight category. He followed this up with a gold in the Asian Junior Wrestling Championship in 2000. Progressing from the Junior division Sushil Kumar won the bronze medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships in 2003 and followed that up with a gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships. He won gold medals at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in 2005 and 2007 and a bronze medal in 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. He also qualified for 2012 Summer Olympics taking place at London and won a silver medal by defeating a wrestler from Kazakhstan. He became the first Indian to win 2 Olympic medals. Sushil Kumar was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2006.

Sushil Kumar Latest News & Articles

Sushil Kumar posts emotional message after winning gold at the Commonwealth Championships
Sushil Kumar posts emotional message after winning gold at the Commonwealth Championships
Sushil Kumar won the gold medal in the 74 kgs category at the Commonwealth Championships.
India wrestlers clinch ten gold medals on opening day of the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships 
India wrestlers clinch ten gold medals on opening day of the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships 
The Indian wrestlers have started on a positive note
Indian wrestlers reach South Africa for Commonwealth Championship
Indian wrestlers reach South Africa for Commonwealth Championship
India's contingent includes Sushil Kumar, Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik among others.
Sushil all set for Commonwealth Championship
Sushil all set for Commonwealth Championship
Sushil Kumar bagged a gold medal last month at the National Championship in Indore.
Sushil Kumar confirms participation in 2018 Commonwealth Championships
Sushil Kumar confirms participation in 2018 Commonwealth Championships
The decorated Indian wrestler confirmed the development through Twitter.
Sushil Kumar in trouble for 'ill-treatment' of junior athletes in Australia?
Sushil Kumar in trouble for 'ill-treatment' of junior athletes in Australia?
Indian Olympic medal-winning wrestler Sushil Kumar and father-in-law Satpal Singh are in trouble over ill-treatment of school children
Virender Sehwag appeals for biopic on Sushil Kumar's life
Virender Sehwag appeals for biopic on Sushil Kumar's life
We could have another wrestling biopic on our hands.
"Even I gave walkovers as a junior wrestler," says Sushil Kumar on National Championships controversy
"Even I gave walkovers as a junior wrestler," says Sushil Kumar on National Championships controversy
Sushil received three walkovers from the quarters to the final on his way to the gold medal.
What can I do if rivals don't want to fight me: Sushil Kumar after Nationals gold
What can I do if rivals don't want to fight me: Sushil Kumar after Nationals gold
He had won under controversial circumstances after three of his opponents gave him a walkover.
Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar slams Sushil Kumar's nationals victory, sends Twitter into a frenzy 
Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar slams Sushil Kumar's nationals victory, sends Twitter into a frenzy 
The actor asked the star wrestler to not accept the gold medal.
Wrestling icon Sushil Kumar crowned national champion under questionable circumstances
Wrestling icon Sushil Kumar crowned national champion under questionable circumstances
Sushil received walkovers in the last three rounds from other wrestlers, who touched his feet and refused to contest.
Wrestling body happy with Sushil Kumar's return to ring
Wrestling body happy with Sushil Kumar's return to ring
He will take part in the senior nationals.
Sushil Kumar wins maiden bout after comeback, set to participate in Nationals
Sushil Kumar wins maiden bout after comeback, set to participate in Nationals
He has been out of action over the past year.
Wrestling icons Yogeshwar Dutt and Sushil Kumar revive old friendship, share heartwarming exchange on Twitter
Wrestling icons Yogeshwar Dutt and Sushil Kumar revive old friendship, share heartwarming exchange on Twitter
The two had fallen out last year prior to a controversy before the Rio Olympics.
Sushil Kumar, Vijender Singh witness MMA bouts at International Health Sports & Fitness Festival 2017
Sushil Kumar, Vijender Singh witness MMA bouts at International Health Sports & Fitness Festival 2017
Indian wrestling and boxing stars Sushil Kumar and Vijender Singh watched a number of intense MMA bouts.
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