Sandeep Kumar - Updated Jun 2024

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Sandeep Kumar

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 the Rio Olympics and also worked in the Tokyo Olympics along with other different competitions.

Early life

Sandeep Kumar was born on 1st May 1986, in Mahendragarh, Haryana, India. This makes him 37 years old as of the year 2024. There is not 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 has yet to reveal his educational status.


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 – Body measurement

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 Kumar – 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 50-kilometer racewalking event at the London Olympics 2012.

In the later year 2015, he participated in the 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 the Rio Olympics 2016. There he finished in 35th position. Similarly, he participated in the National Race Walking Championship in 2018. He has even managed to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

Sandeep Kumar

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

Sandeep Kumar – Net worth 2024

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 $5 million US Dollars.

Sandeep Kumar – 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 either. 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”.

Sandeep Kumar

Caption: Sandeep in an event (Source: PIB)

Social media

Sandeep Kumar is also active on 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.