Name: Sushil Kumar
Birthplace: Najafgarh, Delhi
After a long break of 3 years, Wrestling superstar Sushil Kumar made his comeback to the mat in November last year. The 2012 London Olympic Games silver medalist will contest in the 74 kg category at the Jakarta Palembang 2018 Asian Games, which is scheduled to be held from 18 August to 2 September 2018. Meanwhile, the Wrestling star is currently training in Georgia as he gears up for next Asian Games. The wrestler won the gold medal in the 74 kg category at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The 35-year-old wrestler won his last medal in 74 kg Freestyle category in 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games held in April this year. In 2009, the Indian government awarded him the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. The wrestler will surely feel the weight of expectations as Indians want Sushil Kumar to bring another medal for the country.
Sushil Kumar won his first Olympic medal in 2008 Beijing Olympics in 66 kg freestyle category. Sushil Kumar lost his first bout in more than four years while competing at an event in Georgia last month, clearly depicts his towering figure in the wrestling world.
With less than 50 days left for Asian Games, it was not a good result for the Indian wrestler. In 2012, Wrestling star’s dreams jolted after his name was not in the list of probable players. Wrestler Narsingh Yadav had participated in the 74 kg category instead.