On Olympic medal winning Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar's birthday, we give you some interesting facts and fun trivia that you may not know about him.
Sushil Kumar. Pic/ AFP
>> Sushil Kumar is a vegetarian. He has also appeared for a PETA pro-veg campaign
>> Sushil began to train in wrestling at age 14. His cousin, Sandeep, who was a local wrestling champ, was his biggest inspiration.
>> His parents are his biggest strength as well as inspiration.
Sushil Kumar was the first wrestler to win the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
>> Sushil Kumar's favourite cricketer is Virender Sehwag
>> Besides wrestling, Sushil loves football. His favourite footballer is Lionel Messi.
>> In 2012, Sushil Kumar refused an offer of appearing in a surrogate ad for a top liquor brand.
>> During the 2012 London Olympics, Sushil was the flagbearer for India.
>> After being an Officer on Special Duty for a year, in 2013, Sushil Kumar was appointed as Northern Railway Sports Association's Administrative officer.