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Meet Aman Sehrawat, 1st Indian wrestler to win gold at U-23 World Championships

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Aman Sehrawat is a new sensation in Indian wrestling and is the first Indian wrestler to have won the gold medal in the under-23 World Championship in Spain in the 57 kg category last year. He stood on the podium already the year before with the gold medal. That time it was the under-17 Junior World Championship, also held last year. Aman again broke through at the senior level, clinching a gold medal in the Asian Championship held last month in Astana, Kazakhstan.

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Aman’s beginning

Aman was born in a small village Birohar of Jhajar, Haryana. His father Sombir Sehrawat was a poor farmer and his mother Kamlesh was a housewife. Aman also has a younger sister. He was only 11 years old when he lost his parents, first, his father, within a year he got admitted to Chhatrasal Stadium in New Delhi, followed by his mother. Aman had gone into severe depression. His grandfather Mangeram Sehrawat was the man who played a crucial role in bringing Aman back to normal life.

Wrestling and Sushil Kumar

Aman recalled legendary wrestler Sushil Kumar‘s influence on him. He said,

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“I was watching television, sitting idle at home. Watching Sushil Kumar only, I decided to take up wrestling and got admitted to Chhatrasal Stadium. I used to get inspired everyday watching him standing on the podium with a silver medal in London Olympics”

Aman sounded nostalgic while talking about the legendary Indian wrestler. He added,

“Not only I met Sushil after starting training at Chhatrasal in 2014, but I had also trained several times with him, even played preparatory matches with him. He is my dream wrestler. I still can remember how he induced belief in me by showing me his Olympics medals. I still can remember after playing competitive matches with me how Sushil taught me to develop techniques, speed, and endurance. I know today he is also very happy after being aware of my success”

Aman also started learning the basics of the game from Sushil’s mentor, coach, and father-in-law Satpal Singh. Presently, he trains under Lalit Kumar.

The Desire of Aman Sehrawat

Aman joined Northern Railway only two months ago. He concluded by saying,

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“After returning from Astana, I have not gone to my village. Now I am preparing for the men’s World Championship. I have the desire to take blessings of my grandfather before the World Championship who looked after me and still inspires.”

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