Sangram Singh Aims To Be A Role Model For Aspiring Sportsmen
- Media India Times
- Date July 23, 2015
Sangram Singh has created history by becoming the first Indian to win the WWP Commonwealth Wrestling Championship and become the Undisputed champion. This win completes a journey full of battle for Sangram, who has been fighting battles since his young days.
Following a bout of rheumatoid arthritis, Sangram was confined to a wheelchair but he never lost his determination to do well in wrestling. With sheer guts, he overcame his disease but he was confronted with financial constraints to pursue his wrestling dream.
His battles at a young age, combined with this victory, has made Sangram help aspiring sportsmen meet their needs. He declared that he would soon be setting up academies across the country for wrestlers. He also has plans plans of starting a Professional League for wrestling in India.
“There is a great amount of talent in India but it gets wasted mostly as we don’t dream big. I want to set an example and make them dream. I am also planning to set up wrestling academies in every city where I will give training to the poor, free of cost,” he said in a recent chat with Sportskeeda.
Sangram has already taken the right path on becoming a role model for aspiring youngsters. Recently, he rejected an offer by a soft drink company to be their brand ambassador as he believed that he would be giving out a wrong signal.
Here is hailing the unflappable Sangram.