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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.
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,
“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,
“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.”