Sushil Kumar Biography
(Former Indian Wrestler and Olympic Medalist)
Birthday: May 26, 1983 (Gemini)
Born In: Baprola, Delhi, India
Sushil Kumar is an Indian freestyle wrestler who became the first Indian to win back to back individual Olympic medals; he won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics and a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Coming from a modest background, he was inspired by his cousin and father to take up wrestling. His family members provided him with all the necessities that he needed in order to make sure that he succeed as a wrestler. Kumar started off as a promising wrestler in the junior levels and went on to win a gold medal at the Asian Junior Wrestling Championship, however , it was not till he won the bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics that he really came into the limelight as one of India’s best wrestlers. Kumar won medals at most of the major tournaments that he participated in following his performance in Beijing and went on to become the flag bearers for India at the 2012 London Olympics. Unlike the wrestlers of the past, Kumar is also a popular personality and endorses plenty of products. He is without doubt one of India’s best ever freestyle wrestlers and a great role model who has inspired many youngsters to take up the sport of wrestling.