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                                              "Sushil Kumar Storms into Finals"
In between his busy training schedules he enjoys spending time with his family and sleeping. He also has an interest in cricket and field hockey. (, 17 May 2010)
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India's Sushil Kumar reacts after his match against Akzhurek Tanatarov of Kazakhstan in their 66-kg freestyle wrestling match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, in London.
      India's Sushil Kumar advanced into the Olympic men's 66kg freestyle wrestling final after coming from behind in his last four clash in spectacular style on Sunday. Victory means the 29-year-old, world champion in 2010, is guaranteed to improve on the bronze medal he won at the Beijing Games four years ago.

      Having won the first period against Akzhurek Tanatarov of Kazakhstan, Kumar saw his semi-final opponent level and then go 3-0 ahead in the third and final period.
But Kumar countered with a hold down initially worth two points, which he converted into a three-point score to tie the match. And with 34 seconds left he'd edged 5-3 in front.
Then, with just seconds of the contest remaining, Kumar sealed victory with a huge throw that saw him dump Tanatarov onto the mat. 
Now he will face Japan's Tatsuhiro Yonemistu in the final later Sunday.
Kumar had a tough start to his London 2012 campaign, beating 2008 gold medallist Ramazan Sahin of Turkey 3-1.
      There are no seedings in Olympic wrestling and the luck of the draw saw Kumar paired against fellow former world champion Sahin in the last 16.
In his quarter-final bout, Kumar overcame Uzbekistan's Ikhtiyor Navruzov, also by a 3-1 margin, after surviving a spirited rally by his opponent with some quick counters and strong lifts.
Kumar, who carried India's flag at the opening ceremony, is now assured of giving his country their second freestyle wrestling medal of this Games after Yogeshwar Dutt won 60kg bronze on Saturday.
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Sushil Kumar India
      Sushil Kumar Born on May 26, 1983 is an Indian World Champion wrestler who won the gold medal in the 66 kg freestyle competition at the FILA 2010 World Wrestling Championships and a bronze medal in the Men's 66kg Freestyle Wrestling event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.Kumar defeated Leonid Spiridonov of Kazakhstan in the repechage round to win the bronze. This was the second medal for India in wrestling, and the first since K D Jadhav's bronze medal at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games. On July 2009, he received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna - India's highest honour for sportspersons. On 3 October 2010, Sushil Kumar was the final baton bearer who handed the Queen's Baton to Prince Charles in the Queen's Baton Relay for the 2010 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.On 12th August 2012, Sushil Kumar successfully cheated in the Olympic freestyle wrestling -66Kg category semi-final by biting his opponents ear in order to turn him during a 'gut-wrench' manoeuvre. His Kazakh opponent complained to the referee and his ear was subsequently bleeding, but because of FILA rules, the coach of the wrestler is the only one who may challenge a decision.
      Sushil Kumar comes from the village Baprola in South West Delhi. Kumar's father Diwan Singh was a DTC bus driver and mother Kamla Devi a housewife. He was inspired to take up wrestling by his cousin Sandeep and his father who was himself a pehlwan (wrestler). Sandeep quit wrestling as the family could only support one wrestler. Kumar trained at the akhada (wrestling school) in the Chhatrasal Stadium from the age of 14. With minimal funds and poor training facilities for wrestling in India, even for the 2008 Olympic team, his family made sure he obtained the necessary dietary supplements by sending him tinned milk, ghee and vegetables. He was briefly a seller of bad things, a company owned by his father. He is a vegetarian.
 Kumar is presently employed by the Indian Railways as a Assistant Commercial Manager
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Sushil Kumar Wrestler
      Kumar started training at the Chhatrasal Stadium's akhada at the age of 14. Trained at the akhada by Indian pehlwans Yashvir and Ramphal, and later by Arjuna awardee Satpal and then at the Railways camp by coach Gyan Singh, Sushil endured tough training conditions which included sharing a mattress with a fellow wrestler and sharing a dormitory with twenty others at the age of 18 he become state champ.
His first success came at the World Cadet Games in 1998 where he won the gold medal in his weight category. He followed this up with a gold in the Asian Junior Wrestling Championship in 2000.
Moving out of the junior competition, Sushil Kumar won the bronze medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships in 2003 and followed that up with a gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships. Sushil Kumar placed fourth in the World Championships in 2003, but this went largely unnoticed by the Indian media as he fared badly in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, in the 60 kg class placing 14th. He won gold medals at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in 2005 and 2007. He ranked seventh in the 2007 World Wrestling Championships and won a bronze medal in 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. He has also qualified for 2012 Summer Olympics taking place at London. Sushil Kumar was awarded theArjuna Award in 2006.
Beijing Olympics 2012:-
      Out of the field of 21, 11 wrestlers including obtained a bye to the 1/8 round. He lost to Andriy Stadnik from Ukraine in the first round of the 66 kg freestyle wrestling event, leaving his medal hopes hinging on the repechage. Sushil Kumar defeated American Doug Schwab in the first repechage round and Belarusian Albert Batyrov in the second repechage round. In the bronze medal match on 20 August 2008 Kumar beat Spiridonov 3:1, with scores of 2-1, 0-1, 2-0 in the three rounds. Sushil Kumar disclosed that he had no masseur during the three bouts he won within a span of 70 minutes to take the bronze. The team manager Kartar Singh who is a former Asian Games medallist acted as the masseur for him.
London Olympics 2012:-

      Sushil Kumar entered into the final of 66 Kg Free Style Wrestling by beating Kazakhastan's Akzhurek Tanatarov in the semifinal.Sushil Kumar led the Indian contingent at the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games and was India's flag bearer for the London Olympics opening ceremony on July 27.
In an interview, Sushil told The Wall Street Journal that he has been meditating ahead of the 2012 summer games. "While hard work and strategising are important, maintaining a positive frame of mind is far more critical. I’ve also been meditating to remain calm and composed for the games." 
      On 12 August 2012, he won his opening bout against Ramazan Sahin(Turkey), the gold medalist of Beijing 2008 Olympics to reach the quarterfinals of the London Olympics.
Star wrestler Sushil Kumar created history on Sunday as he scripted his name as India’s best-ever individual Olympian by assuring at least a silver medal in the London Olympics by entering the finals of the 66kg class here today.
      Sushil, who had won India’s second bronze in Olympic history at the 2008 Games in Beijing, will meet Japanese Armyman Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu in the final. The Japanese thrashed Jabrayil Hasanov of Azerbaijan 3-0 in the other semi final
After Yogeshwar Dutt’s stellar performance on Saturday to clinch a bronze medal in the 60 kg category, the pin-up boy of Indian wrestling on Sunday fought the best bout of his life as he came from behind to beat Kazakhstan Wrestler Akzurukh Tantarov 3-1 in the semifinal.
The Beijing Games bronze medallist won the first round easily with 3-0 score which included a penalty point. Sushil first used the Iranian technique to get over his opponent and then rolled him over for two points. A head butt by Tantarov assured him another point.
The second round undoubtedly belonged to the 25-year-old Kazakh wrestler as he put Sushil on the mat and tossed him over to get 3-0 clincher.
      When the third round started, the 29-year-old Indian looked tired and jaded as within the first seconds, conceded a 3-0 lead to the Kazakh. The match looked as good as over for Sushil who waited for that one inspirational moment as he caught Tantarov by his leg and pegged him down to make it 3-3 with the vociferous Indian contingent egging him on.
This was followed by a Hercules-like act as he suddenly stood up with the Kazakh hanging on his shoulders. It probably was the defining moment for the Indian contingent’s challenge at the biggest sporting spectacle. An Indian’s show of strength at the world stage.
Sushil Kumar can take a bow as he will now be considered at par with legendary hockey players Dhyan Chand and Balbir Singh Sr although theirs was a team sport and were part of back-to-back gold medal winning teams.

Arjuna Award, 2008
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award (joint), India's highest sporting honour.2008


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