Virender Singh a deaf wrestler can’t afford a house; Won Arjuna Award

Virender Singh deaf wrestler achievements

Virender Singh is an Indian freestyle wrestler. He born on 1 April 1986. The man competing in the 74 kg weight division and won 3 Deaflympics Gold Medals and a Bronze Medal in 4 appearances.

What Virender Singh Won?

He won —

  1. Gold Medals at 2005 Summer Deaflympics (Melbourne, Australia), 2013 Summer Deaflympics (Sofia, Bulgaria) and 2017 Summer Deaflympics (Samsun, Turkey).
  2. Bronze at 2009 Summer Deaflympics (Taipei, Chinese Taipei).

Virender Singh also won the World Title at the World Championship. He also won Gold, Silver and, Bronze apiece at the three World Deaf Wrestling Championships that he has been to. Virender also won a Gold at 2016 World Deaf Wrestling Championship (Tehran, Iran), a Silver at 2008 World Deaf Wrestling Championship (Yerevan, Armenia) and a Bronze at the 2012 World Deaf Wrestling Championship (Sofia, Bulgaria). This makes it 7 medals at the 7 international events that Virender has been a part of.

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In July 2015, he received the Arjuna Award – India’s sporting honor. Before that, he had received the Rajiv Gandhi State Sports Award, awarded by the Government of Delhi, India.

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