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London Olympics: Wrestling - Prayer's profile

Last updated on: July 23, 2012 02:09 IST

WRESTLING

Men's 55kg (freestyle)

Amit Kumar

Amit is the youngest and one of the first of five wrestlers to book a berth to the London Olympics.

Age: 19

Achievement:

Gold:

Won gold (55 kg) at the Asian Qualification Tournament in 2012

Bronze:

Won a bronze medal at the Asian Championship held in South Korea in 2012

Men's 60kg (freestyle)

Yogeshwar Dutt

The London Games will be Yogeshwar's third successive appearance at the Olympics and second in the 60kg weight category. He missed a medal at the Beijing Olympics by a whisker.

He made a return in 2009 after a career-threatening knee injury. Qualified for the London Games at the Asian Olympic qualifiers in Astana.

Age: 29

Achievement:

Gold:

Won gold (60kg) at the Commonwealth Championships in 2003

Won gold (60 kg) at the Asian Championships in 2008

Won gold (60 kg) at the New Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010

Won gold (60 kg) at the Asian Championships in 2012

Bronze:

Won bronze (60 kg) at the Doha Asian Games in 2006

Won the Arjuna Award in 2009

Sushil KumarMen's 66kg (freestyle)

Sushil Kumar

Sushil is the new hero of Indian wrestling as he brought home a historic bronze from the Beijing Games.

Sushil's road to the London Olympics was not easy as he struggled with a series of injuries and disappointments in various international tournaments. But he is back to give his best.

Age: 29

Achievement:

Gold:

Won gold (60kg) at the London Commonwealth Championship in 2003

Won gold (66kg) at the Cape Town Commonwealth Championship in 2005

Won gold (66 kg) at the London Commonwealth Championship in 2007

Won gold (66 kg) at the Jalander Commonwealth Championship in 2009

Won gold (66 kg) at the New Delhi Asian Championships in 2010

Won gold (66 kg) at the New Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010

Silver:

Won a ailver (66 kg) at the Kyrgyzstan Asian Championships in 2007

Bronze:

Won a bronze (60 kg) at the New Delhi Asian Championships in 2003

Won a bronze (66 kg) at the Beijing Olympics in 2008

Won a bronze (66 kg) at the Jeju Island Asian Championships in 2008

Received the Arjuna Award in 2005

Received the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2009

Received the Padma shree in 2010


Narsingh Pancham Yadav (Men's 74kg)

It will be Narsingh's first shot at the Olympics and looking at the New Delhi Commonwealth Games wherein he came at the last moment to clinch the yellow metal, this Mumbai based lad is capable of causing some upsets.

Age: 22

Achievements

Gold:

Won gold (74 kg) at the New Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010

Silver:

Won silver (74 kg) at the Indian Wrestling Grand Prix in 2012

GeetaWomen

Geeta Phogat (55kg freestyle)

This Bhiwani girl will go down in history as the first Indian woman to represent the country in women's wrestling at the Olympics.

Age: 23

Achievements:

Won gold (55kg) in the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship in 2009

Won gold (55 kg) at the New Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010



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