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Know Narsingh

india Updated: Jul 11, 2012 11:47 IST

Hindustan Times
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Narsingh-gold-medalist-at-the-Asian-Championship-and-the-Commonwealth-Games

Age: 22 years

Birthplace: Varanasi but now settled in Mumbai.

Sporting achievements

2010: Gold medal at the Asian Championship and the Commonwealth Games.
This will be his first appearance at the quadrennial games.

Likes
Milk and dairy products.

The debutant
Narsingh came into limelight when he clinched gold medal in the 2010 Asian Championship.

He followed the performance with a gold at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. Since then, he has been a regular face in the Indian squad. Narsingh took to the sport in Mumbai and later joined the local Sports Authority of India (SAI) hostel. He secured his maiden Olympic berth by making it to the final of the last qualifying event in Helsinki, Finland.

"My father wanted me to be a wrestler and now that I have qualified, he wants me to be an Olympic medallist," says Narsingh with a glint in his eyes.

"My training for the London Games is going as per schedule and though I know that the field will be extremely challenging, but I will give my best," he adds.

We also hope so.