SUSHIL KUMAR

A three-time Olympian, Sushil Kumar is an Indian wrestler who has won two medals at the quadrennial event. He is the first sportsperson from India to win two medals in individual events at the Olympics for independent India. Previously, only Indian Hockey players were able to achieve the feat of winning more than one medal at the Olympics. His first Olympic medal in 2008, a bronze, was India’s second in wrestling, and was the first since Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav won bronze at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki.

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