Ramesh Kumar (wrestler)

Ramesh Kumar is an Indian wrestler, who the bronze medal in the Men's 74kg Freestyle Wrestling event at the 2009 Wrestling World Championship in Herning, Denmark.[7][8]

Ramesh Kumar
Personal information
NationalityIndia Indian
Born (1981-11-15) November 15, 1981 (age 38)
Purkhas Village, Sonipat district, Haryana, India[1]
Event(s)Freestyle wrestling
Updated on 15 September 2015.


He was born in Purkhas in Sonipat district of Haryana.[9]

While still in school, his maternal grandfather who was also a wrestler sent him to Capt. Chand Roop& Chotu Ram ’s Akhada, a school of Indian-style wrestling, pehlwani, at Azadpur, Delhi, in 1994.[9] In 1997, while still studying in ninth standard at the Jahangirpuri Government School, he won a Gold medal, at the 11th World Cadet Wrestling Championships, after beating Russia's B Yusuf on points (6-3), in the 63-kg category.[10]

At the 2002 Commonwealth Games, he won Gold medal in 66 kg category.[11]

In 2005, at the 51st National Championship, he beat Sombir of Haryana, in the 74 kg freestyle to win the finals.[12] He represented India at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Men's Freestyle 66 kg category, though he missed 2008 Olympics due to back injury.[9] After 2004, he switched to 74 kg category.[13]

At the 2009 FILA Wrestling World Championships, he defeated Alexandr Burca of Moldova to win a bronze medal, which was India's first medal win at the championship, after Vishambhar Singh won a silver in 1967, 42 years ago.[7][14]

He lives and trains in Sonepat, Haryana.[15]


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  2. ^ "Maintaining the tempo". Sportstar. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Indian grapplers sweep gold in Commonwealth Championship". Zee News. 2 July 2005. Archived from the original on 27 November 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  4. ^ "2005 - Commonwealth Wrestling Championships - Information & RESULTS". Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association (CAWA). Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  5. ^ "The Lone Grappler". Tehelka. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  6. ^ "PIB Releases". Press Information Bureau. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Ramesh Kumar creates history, bags bronze in World Wrestling". The Times of India. 24 September 2009.
  8. ^ "Ramesh Kumar has won India's first world championship men's wrestling medal in 42 years". Reuters. 24 September 2009.
  9. ^ a b c "The Lone Grappler". Tehelka Magazine. 10 July 2010.
  10. ^ "Ramesh Kumar strikes gold". Indian Express. 22 June 1997.
  11. ^ "Ahthelete Biography". Manchester Commonwealth Games website.
  12. ^ "Railways emerge supreme in new-age wrestling". Sportstar. 22 January 2005. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  13. ^ "Ramesh all set for Asian wrestling meet". The Tribune. 6 April 2009.
  14. ^ "Ramesh Kumar bags bronze in World Wrestling C'ships". Indian Express. 24 September 2009.
  15. ^ "Wrestler Ramesh Kumar gets rousing welcome in India". The Times of India. 25 September 2009.

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