Kartar Singh

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Kartar Singh (born 7 October 1953) is an Indian wrestler who won gold medals at the Asian Games in 1978 and 1986. He stood 7th at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle 100 kg Wrestling.


Kartar Singh was born in Sur Singh village of the present-day Tarn Taran district in Punjab. He won gold medals in the 1978 Asian Games held in Bangkok and the 1986 Asian Games held in Seoul. He won a silver medal in the 1982 Asian Games held in Delhi. He won a bronze medal in the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton and a silver medal in the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane.[1] Later he moved his residence to Jalandhar, where he worked as Superintendent of Police and as Director Sports of Punjab. Presently he is a master world champion in wrestling and serving as an Inspector General of Police in Punjab.

Kartar Singh
Medal record
Representing  India
Men's Freestyle Wrestling
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 1978 Edmonton, Alberta 90 kg
Silver medal – second place 1982 Brisbane 90 kg
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1978 Bangkok 90 kg
Silver medal – second place 1982 Delhi 90 kg
Gold medal – first place 1986 Seoul 100 kg

Awards and honors[edit]

In 1982 he received the Arjuna award[2] and in 1987 he received the Padma Shri. Many times he won the Gold Medals in the Veterans World Championships held in Columbia in 1992, Toronto in 1993, Martiony (Switzerland) in 1997 and Bodex (France) in 1998.


  1. ^ Kartar Singh in Sports Authority of India website
  2. ^ "Arjuna Award Winners for Wrestling". Department of Sports, Government of India website. Retrieved 21 October 2010.