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RAKESH Kumar Name RAKESH Kumar
NOC IND - India India Date of Birth 15 APR 1982
Residence Gender Male
Height 180 cm Weight 79 kg
Discipline Kabaddi

Kabaddi

Result
Start Date Start Time Phase Point Results Opponent
2014-10-03 12:30 Men's Team Gold Medal Match 27 : 25 Win IRI - Iran IRI
2014-10-02 13:00 Men's Team Semifinals 36 : 25 Win KOR - Korea, Republic of KOR
2014-09-30 16:00 Men's Team Preliminary Group A 23 : 11 Win PAK - Pakistan PAK
2014-09-29 14:00 Men's Team Preliminary Group A 66 : 27 Win THA - Thailand THA
2014-09-28 14:00 Men's Team Preliminary Group A 30 : 15 Win BAN - Bangladesh BAN

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocation
Asian Games
1Team 2010Guangzhou, CHN
1Team 2006Doha, QAT
World Cup
1Team 2007India
1Team 2004India

Detailed Information

Biography
Nickname Munna (indianexpress.com, 21 May 2014)
Occupation Railway Worker
Languages Spoken English, Hindi
Club Patna Pirates, India
Coach Balwant Singh [national], IND; Rambir Singh Khokhar [club] (thehindubusinessline.com, 25 Apr 2014; indianexpress.com, 21 May 2014; asianage.com, 05 Aug 2014)
Position / Style Raider (indianexpress.com, 21 May 2014)
Injuries He injured his head and was unable to complete the final of the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. (indianexpress.com, 21 May 2014)
Additional Information Member of national team since
2003 (indianexpress.com, 21 May 2014)

National League
Pro Kabaddi League (reuters.com, 01 May 2014; in.com, 25 Jul 2014)

Start of sporting career
He started the sport in 1997 in Nizampur, a village in the outskirts of New Delhi. (thehindubusinessline.com, 25 Apr 2014; indianexpress.com, 21 May 2014)

Reason for taking up this sport
Kabaddi had a strong tradition in his village so it was a big thing in his school. His older brother also played the sport. (indianexpress.com, 21 May 2014)

Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea. (in.com, 25 Jul 2014)

Awards
In August 2011 he received an Arjuna Award. (gktoday.in, 24 Jun 2012)