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Sushil Kumar Solanki

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Sushil Kumar Solanki

Born:26 May 1983

  • He is an Indian freestyle wrestler.
  • He was competing in the 66 kg weight division when he won the 2010 world title, a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics and a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which made him the only Indian to win two individual Olympic medals.
  • His 2008 Olympic medal was second for India in wrestling, and the first since Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav’s bronze medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics.
  • In July 2009, he received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna – India’s highest honour for sportspersons.
  • On 3 October 2010, he handed the Queen’s Baton to Prince Charles in the Queen’s Baton Relay for the 2010 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.
  • He won the gold medal in the 74 kg division at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
  • He won gold in 74 kg category on 12 April 2018, Thursday, beating South Africa’s Johannes Botha in the final that lasted 80 seconds thus achieving a feat of winning 3 gold medals in 3 consecutive commonwealth games.
  • He received Arjuna Award, 2005,Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award (joint), India’s highest sporting honour, Padma Shri, 2011.

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