Satish Kumar Profile: Satish Kumar did not even know about boxing, now will play Olympics


Tokyo Olympics 2020: Satish Kumar, who hails from the Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh, is India's heaviest athlete going to Tokyo Olympics. In the heavyweight division, Satish Kumar is going to compete in boxing. Satish Kumar is a boxer in the 91 plus kg weight category. No player going to Tokyo has that much weight. In such a situation, he has become the heaviest player in India.

However, it is not going to be easy for Satish Kumar to get a medal in the Tokyo Olympics as he was found infected with the coronavirus while training at a crucial time. It took him a long time to recover from the disease and he missed important training. However, he is set to enter the Tokyo Olympics by continuing some competition and practice at the private level. If they succeed in winning a medal, it will be a big deal.

Satish Kumar had missed the Asian Championships held in Dubai this year and in the meantime, he did not get training due to a corona infection, but he is ready for the Olympics. Satish Kumar, 30, had qualified for the Tokyo Olympics by participating in the Asia Qualifiers held in Jordan in March this year. Satish Kumar is also involved in the Indian Army and has a posting in Ranikhet.

Satish Kumar has not won any major competition for the country so far, but he is expected that if he shows something amazing in the Olympics, then it will be a matter of increasing the pride of the country. Satish Kumar won a bronze medal in the 2014 Asian Games. In the super heavyweight category, he won the copper medal in the competition held in Incheon. Due to his stature, he joined this sport, but he did not know about boxing. He knew about WWE wrestlers John Cena and The Undertaker and thought it was boxing.