Sushil Kumar is an Indian wrestler. He was arrested on May 23, 2021 over alleged involvement within the murder of a 23 year old fellow wrestler Sagar Dhankar in Delhi. He had been evading arrest for nearly 20 days, Delhi police said. He carried the Indian flag at the opening ceremony of 2012 London Olympics.
His 2008 Olympic medal was second for India in wrestling, and therefore the first since Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav’s trophy at the 1952 Summer Olympics. Sushil Kumar Net Worth 2021 Sushil Kumar is an Indian wrestler who has an estimated Net Worth $5 Million.
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Sushil Kumar Early Life and Family
Kumar was born in Baprola village,near Najafgarh in South West Delhi. His father, Diwan Singh,was a driver in MTNL Delhi, while his mother, Kamla Devi, may be a housewife.Kumar was inspired to require up wrestling by his father, himself a wrestler, and his cousin Sandeep.
Sandeep later stopped competing because the family could only support one wrestler. Kumar trained in pehlwani wrestling at the akhada (wrestling school) within 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 required dietary supplements by sending him tinned milk, ghee and fresh vegetables.
He is a faithful Hindu and strict vegetarian.He has completed his Graduation (B.P.E.) and Post-Graduation (M.P.E.) from Noida College of education , Dadri. Kumar is presently employed with the Indian Railways as an assistant commercial manager.
Sushil Kumar Wife
Sushil Kumar got married to wife Savi on February 18, 2011. To celebrate 10 years of togetherness, the couple announced a special collaboration of their anniversary on Instagram.The couple have 2 children together.
Sushil Kumar Rewards and Prize Money by Sports Career
Olympic Medals: Sushil Kumar has won two Olympic medals for India. He won a bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a silver medal in the 2012 London Olympics. For his silver medal, he received a cash prize of Rs. 75 lakh from the Indian government.
Commonwealth Games: Sushil Kumar has won three gold medals and one silver medal at the Commonwealth Games. He won his first gold medal in the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi, where he defeated Heinrich Barnes of South Africa in the final. For his gold medal, he received a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakh from the Indian government.
Asian Games: Sushil Kumar has won one gold medal, one silver medal, and one bronze medal at the Asian Games. He won his gold medal in the 2010 Asian Games held in Guangzhou, China, where he defeated Alan Gogaev of Kyrgyzstan in the final. For his gold medal, he received a cash prize of Rs. 20 lakh from the Indian government.
World Championships: Sushil Kumar has won one gold medal and one bronze medal at the World Championships. He won his gold medal in the 2010 World Championships held in Moscow, Russia, where he defeated Alan Gogaev of Kyrgyzstan in the final. For his gold medal, he received a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakh from the Indian government.
Sushil Kumar Sports Career
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 then at the Indian Railways camp by Gyan Singh and Rajkumar Baisla Gurjar.
After switching to freestyle wrestling Kumar’s first success came at the planet Cadet Games in 1998 where he won the trophy 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 trophy at the Asian Wrestling Championships and a gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships. Sushil Kumar placed fourth at the 2003 World Championships, but this went largely unnoticed by the Indian media as he fared badly within the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, placing 14th within the 60 kg weight class.
He won gold medals at the Commonwealth wrestling championships in 2005 and 2007. He placed seventh within the 2007 World Championships and won a trophy at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. He won a silver at the 2012 Summer Olympics, becoming the primary person to win two Olympic medals for independent India.Kumar was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2006 and a coveted Padma shree by the Indian Government in 2011.
Sushil Kumar Murder Case
Sushil Kumar was arrested along with a co-accused from northwest Delhi’s Mundka, police officials said.Police were on the lookout for Sushil Kumar for his alleged involvement in the death of a 23-year-old wrestler at a stadium in Delhi.
“A team of Special Cell led by Inspector Shivkumar, Inspector Karambir and supervised by ACP Attar Singh has arrested Sushil Kumar and Ajay from Mundka area of Delhi in connection with the killing of 23-year-old Sagar Rana at Chhatrasal Stadium,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) P S Kushwah said According to police, Sushil Kumar and his associates assaulted fellow wrestler Sagar Rana, 23, and his two friends on May 4 at the national capital’s Chhatrasal Stadium. All three had to be hospitalised. Mr Rana later died of his injuries.