Sushil Kumar-The Downfall Of A Wrestling Star

Hello everyone, I hope you all will be fine and safe. So, in this article we will read about the downfall of a Wrestling superstar and champion, Sushil Kumar.

It is difficult to earn respect and success and even more difficult to maintain it. The same is the story of Sushil Kumar. He has earned a lot of respect winning two Olympic medals but could not maintain his success.

Let us read more about The Downfall Of A Wrestling Star, Sushil Kumar.

Who Is Sushil Kumar?

Sushil Kumar, Full name Sushil Kumar Solanki is  an Indian freestyle wrestler. He was born in  Baprola, a Town in Najafgarh, In South West Delhi. His father, Diwan Singh, was a driver in MTNL Delhi and his mother, Kamla Devi, is a housewife. Sushil Kumar was born on 26 May 1983. His wife, Savi Kumar is a Former International Tennis Player and National Gold medalist. Sushil Kumar has made India proud nationally and internationally, by winning many medals. He was truly an inspiration for many youths.

Sushil Kumar’s Coach

Satpal Singh or Guru Satpal, was Sushil Kumar’s former wrestling coach. Savi Kumar is the daughter of Satpal Singh. Sushil kumar got married in 2011.

It is believed that Sushil agreed to marry Savi just for the sake of his coach. His present coach is Yashveer Singh.

Sushil Kumar’s Achievements

Sushil Kumar is the only Indian to win two individual Olympic medals. He won a bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. It was India’s first wrestling medal at the Summer Games since KD Jadhav’s 1952 win. Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav is best known as a wrestler who won a bronze medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.

Sushil Kumar carried the Indian flag at the opening ceremony of 2012 London Olympics. He won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Sushil Kumar’s Awards

He has won Arjuna Award in 2005, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2008 and  Padma Shri Award in 2011.

Chhatrasal Stadium, Delhi

The Chhatrasal Stadium is a sports stadium in north Delhi. At the age of 14, Sushil started training at the Chhatrasal Stadium’s akhada under the guidance of pehalwans Yashvir and Ramphal and later by Arjuna awardee Mahabali Satpal Singh.

Wrestler Sagar Dhankad Murder Case

Sagar Dhankad was a 23 years old former junior national champion. He was beaten to death during a brawl at Chhatrasal Stadium, parking area on May 4.

After the incident, an FIR of murder, abduction and criminal conspiracy was registered against Sushil Kumar. Delhi police issued a Look out circular against him and a reward of Rs.1 lakh was announced for any information about Sushil Kumar.

Also, a reward of 50,000 was announced for Ajay, who was absconding in the same case.

It is assumed that he murdered Sagar Dhankad out of jealousy and competition. From the CCTV footage, it is apparent that he was present at the stadium during Sagar Dhankad Murder.

Sushil Kumar Arrested

Wrestler Sushil Kumar and his associate arrested today morning(May 23,2021) by Delhi police. He is in 6 days police custody now.


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