Sandeep Kumar

Sandeep Kumar

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Sandeep Kumar is a racewalker from India. He mainly competes in 20km and 50 km events. The athlete Sandeep Kumar who once thought of being a professional wrestler is now representing his country as a racewalker. He already represented India in Rio Olympics and also working on Tokyo Olympics along with other different competitions.

Early life

Sandeep Kumar was born on 1st May 1986, Mahendragarh, Haryana, India. This makes him 35 years old as of the year 2021. There is no much information regarding the names of his parents in the public domain. He is from a simple family as his father is a farmer and his mother is a housewife. According to astrology, his zodiac sign is Taurus and he follows Hinduism. Similarly, he holds an Indian nationality. He is yet to reveal his educational status.

Professional life

Profession-wise, today he has established himself as a racewalker. However, it was not his career choice from the beginning. He initially used to do wrestling and once thought of making a career in it too. He had won numerous wrestling championships. Later, he joined the Indian Army and served at Jat Regiment Centre. It was at this time that he developed an interest in racewalking. He dreamt of representing his country in this field in the Olympics and earning a medal in it.

Sandeep first participated in the IAFF World Race Walking Camp held in Taicang, China in 2014. He was successful in breaking the then national record set by Basant Bahadur Rana in 50 kilometers racewalking event in London Olympics 2012. In the later year 2015, he participated in World Championships in Athletics which was held in Beijing, China. He particularly competed in the 50 km walk event.

The streak continued with his participation in Rio Olympics 2016. There he finished at 35th position. Similarly, he participated in National Race Walking Championship in 2018. He has even managed to qualify for Tokyo Olympics.

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Caption: Sandeep Kumar with a trophy (Source: The Indian Express)

Net worth and Achievement

There are many achievements the athlete has won both in wrestling in his initial days and as a racewalker too. He won the gold medal at the Russian Championship in 1997 in wrestling. Similarly, he is also a 3-time winner of the Australian Asian Championships.

Sandeep Kumar has also earned a good fortune, coming from an economically challenged background. His main source of income comes from Racewalking as an athlete in different national and international events. His net worth as of 2021 is about $1-5 million US Dollars.

Personal life

Sandeep Kumar is quite an industrious and ambitious person. He has kept his personal life quite private and has not revealed any information. However, he is straight regarding gender choices. He is not married and single as of today. He has not been drawn to any kind of controversies too. The athlete is solely focused on his work since he once said in an interview, “Now, I just walk and walk, I don’t have much time for anything else”.

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Caption: Sandeep Kumar in an event (Source: PIB)

Body measurement and Social media

Sandeep Kumar being an athlete has a well-maintained body. He is 5 feet and 7 inches tall approximately. He weighs 70 kg. Similarly, the color of his hair is black and he also has black-colored eyes. Unfortunately, there are no details of his overall body measurements.

Sandeep is also active in social media. He has an Instagram account under the name @sandeep_racer which has more than 1.2 k followers. Further, he is not that active on other sites.