Full name: Sushil Kumar Solanki        
Born: 26 May, 1983                                             
Height: 5 ft 5 in (166 cm)          
Weight category: 66 kg            
Sport: Wrestling           
Events: 66-kilogram freestyle wrestling      
Personal bests: Won the bronze medal in the Men's 66kg Freestyle Wrestling event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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Sushil Kumar won the bronze medal in the Men's 66kg Freestyle Wrestling event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. After 1952 this was the second medal for India in wrestling, first was won by K D Jadhav at the Helsinki Olympic Games.

At the age of 18 Sushil Kumar become the state champion. He got his first reorganization from the World Cadet Games in 1998 where he won the gold and in 2000 he won gold medal again in the Asian Junior Wrestling Championship.

He also won gold medals at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in 2005 and 2007.

(JPN)

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