Avtar Singh Biography, Age, Awards, Achievements, Net Worth

Avtar Singh is one of the top Indian judo players, who  successfully qualified for the Rio Olympics Games and represented India in the sport. He specializes in Men’s 100 kilograms. Avtar became the first Indian men to participate in the 90 kg event.


In 2008, Avtar participated in a sports event in her school. But the judging panel made him lose despite scoring well. The 11th standard student, Avtar Singh, decided to never play sports again in her life. But his father motivated the young talent & advised him to continue playing to prove those people who are stopping him. The words from his father encouraged Avtar to chase his dreams. He trained himself & sharpened his skills.

His hard work paid off to him in the form of a gold medal!

He not only performed stunningly in the Commonwealth Games 2010 but also returned with a gold medal.

He not only performed stunningly in the Commonwealth Games 2010 but also returned with a gold medal.

After his victory at Commonwealth Games, the people started looking at him differently. Avtar Singh is one of those great players who have a lot of positivity in his mind & a strong will to be an exceptional player.


The Indian judoka, Avatar Singh, was born on 03 April 1992. He was born in  Gurdaspur in Punjab. His parents were farmers and that made Avtar be a worker on his parent’s farm. Being a mischievous child who was always up to some tricks, Avtar’s mother would engage the little Avtar into all sorts of work to tire him out.


But at the same time, Avtar was lucky enough to have parents who supported & encouraged him to try his hands in martial arts at his early stage. His hard work on the farm gave him strong arms & shoulders which helped him in the sport.

Avtar started climbing up excellently and performed extremely well on the judo mat.

As he belongs to a middle-class family, most of the time he did have to spend all his expenses by himself. His parents never said a NO to their son in his career path and even broke their fixed deposit for his international journey. At his initial point of career, the judoka met many people who tried stopping him instead of pushing him to acquire his dreams. Nevertheless, the athlete didn’t allow anyone or anything to come in between his career path & established himself as an excellent judoka.

Currently, he works as an Assistant Sub Inspector for the Punjab Police.


Avatar initially participated at the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. He represented India in the Men’s middleweight event and was eventually defeated by the Matthew Purssey in the 16th round. Till May 2016, Avtar participated in six events. Meanwhile, he faced a lot of problems with the funding which was a hindrance to his international tournaments. He requested the Indian Federation but got no help.

After all of his requests got denied, Avtar’s parents broke their savings to help him to attend the 2016 Grand Prix Event in Turkey. Apart from his family, Singh also received major support from his coach, Yashpal Solanki, who is an Arjuna Awardee.

In 2016, Singh competed in the 90 kg discipline at the South Asian Games where he defeated Sanjay Maharjan & Md Jahangir Alam from Bangladesh. In the final, he defeated Mohammad Kakar from Afghanistan and won the gold medal.

In April 2016, he reached the semi-final at the Asian Judo Championships by defeating Komronshokh Ustopiriyon from Tajikistan. Unfortunately, he didn’t make it for the final and secured the fifth position. But his performance in the event helped him to improvise his world rankings. He jumped from 200th to 79th rank that made him acquire one of the Asian continental quota places in the Men’s 90 kg event at the Summer Olympics 2016.

He participated in his Olympics in 2016 where he lost against Popole Misenga in the Men’s 90 kg event.


SOUTH ASIAN GAMES: Gold: 2016, Guwahati, India: Men’s 90 kg



  • Name: Avtar Singh
  • Nickname: Avtar Singh
  • Sport: Judo
  • Events- Men’s 100 kg
  • Father’s name: Not updated
  • Mother’s name: Not updated
  • Coach- Yashpal Solanki
  • Height: 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
  • Weight: 100 kg (220 lb)
  • Eye colour: black
  • Hair colour: black
  • Date of birth: 03 April 1992
  • Age: 27 years
  • Birth place: Gurdaspur, Punjab, India
  • Zodiac sign: Aries
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Hometown: Punjab
  • Religion: Hindu


Apart from his achievements & glorious performances, judoka Avtar Singh has made headlines when he didn’t receive financial support from the Indian Federation for his international tournaments after numerous requests. Also, Avatar Singh was dragged into headlines after his loss in the 2016 Olympics.







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