A champion's journey

Jul 17, 2012, 08:55 IST | Special Features

Indian World Champion wrestler Sushil Kumar was recently announced as India's flag bearer for the London Olympics opening ceremony. CS brings you some more info on the wrestling champ

>> Sushil Kumar was born into a Solanki Jat family and hails from the village Baprola in New Delhi.

>> Some of his achievements include a gold medal in the World Cadet Games in 1998, a gold in the Asian Junior Wrestling Championship in 2000, a bronze medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships in 2003 and a gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships.

>> Sushil Kumar created history when he became the first Indian to win a gold medal at FILA 2010 World Wrestling Championships held in Moscow.

>> Apart from regular food, apparently the wrestler’s diet includes three kgs of fresh milk, a bowl of white butter every day, and 10 to 15 kg of almonds a month.

>> Sushil was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2006.

>> Last year, Sushil tied the knot with Savi, his guru Satpal’s daughter

>> Kumar is presently employed by the Indian Railways as an Assistant Commercial Manager. 

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