Satpal Singh

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Satpal Singh IPS
Born Template:He was born Nov 29, 1955[1]
Delhi, India
Residence Delhi, India
Nationality Indian
Citizenship Indian
Occupation Sportsman (Wrestler)
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 62-100 kg

Satpal Singh (born 1955) is a wrestling coach and former wrestler of India. He was a Gold Medalist in 1982 Asian Games and a Bronze medalist in 1974 Asian Games.Today he is better known as the coach of two time Olympic medal winner Sushil Kumar.[2]


Satpal born on 1 February 1955 in Bawana village in Delhi. He was coached by the famous wrestling coach Guru Hanuman.

"Mahabali" Satpal now works as Deputy Director of Education, Delhi. He is also the President of School Games Federation of India. He runs an Akhada for coaching of wrestling with fellow coach Virender Singh from 1988 in Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi. He trained two time Olympic medal winner, Sushil Kumar for the Beijing Olympics 2008 and London Olympics 2012.

He was awarded Dronacharya Award in 2009 by the Indian Government. Earlier in 1983 he has been awarded by the Padma Shri award. [3]

Awards & achievements[edit]

Satpal Singh
Medal record
Competitor for  India
Men's Freestyle Wrestling
Commonwealth Games
Silver 1974 Chirstchurch Middleweight
Silver 1978 Edmonton, Alberta Heavyweight
Silver 1982 Brisbane Heavyweight
Asian Games
Bronze 1974 Tehran 82 kg
Silver 1978 Bangkok Heavyweight
Gold 1982 New Delhi Heavyweight

Some other achievements on the international level by the wrestler are: