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Sumit (Field Hockey) Height, Age, Family, Biography

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Age: 27 Years
Religion: Hinduism
Hometown: Sonipat, Haryana

Sumit

Bio/Wiki
Full NameSumit Walmiki
ProfessionField Hockey Player
Physical Stats & More
[1]International Hockey Federation Height 5' 6½" (169 cm)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Field Hockey
International DebutTeam India U-21- 2014
Team India- 2017
Jersey Number#17 (India)
Sumit with his jersey
Domestic/State Teams• Petroleum Sports Promotion Board
• ONGC
• Ranchi Rays
Coaches• Naresh Kumar
• Varun Beniwal
PositionMidfielder
MedalsGold
• 2016: Men's Hockey Junior World Cup in Lucknow
• 2017: Men's Hockey Asia Cup in Dhaka
• 2017: Men's Asian Champions Trophy in Muscat
• 2023: Asian Games in Hangzhou
Sumit holding the Asian Games gold medal
• 2023: Men's Asian Champions Trophy in Chennai
• 2023: 37th National Games held in Goa
Sumit holding 37th National Games gold medal
Bronze
• 2016-17: Men's FIH Hockey World League
• 2017: Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh
Sumit (left) holding Sultan Azlan Shah bronze medal
• 2020: Summer Olympics in Tokyo
Sumit holding the Summer Olympics bronze medal
• 2020: Men's Asian Champions Trophy in Dhaka
Awards, Honours• Ponty Chadha Award for Upcoming Player of the Tournament (2017)
Sumit receiving Ponty Chadha Award for Upcoming Player of the Tournament
• Hero Young Achiever of the Match in a Coal India HIL match for Ranchi Rays (2017)
Sumit receiving Hero Young Achiever of the Match Award
• Man of the Match in a Coal India HIL match for Ranchi Rays (2017)
Sumit receiving Man of the Match Award
• Felicitated by the Haryana Government for his performance in the Tokyo Olympics (2020)
Sumit receiving the felicitation award
• Arjuna Award (2021)
Sumit receiving Arjuna Award
• Felicitated by the Minister of Tamil Nadu State Youth Welfare and Sports Development for completing 100 international matches (2023)
Sumit receiving his felecitation award
Personal Life
Date of Birth20 December 1996 (Friday)
Age (as of 2023)27 Years
BirthplaceKurad, Sonipat, Haryana, India
Zodiac signSagittarius
NationalityIndian
HometownSonipat, Haryana
SchoolHK Senior Secondary School, Sonipat, Haryana
ReligionHinduism
CasteValmiki
Social MediaInstagram
Facebook
Twitter
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Family
ParentsFather- Pratap Singh (daily-wage worker)
Pratap Singh
Mother- Darshna Devi (deceased; daily-wage worker)
Sumit with his mother
SiblingsBrother(s)- 2
• Jai Singh
Jai Singh
• Amit Singh
Amit Singh
Favourites
Hockey PlayerDhanraj Pillay

Sumit image

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sumit

  • He used to participate in wrestling as a young kid. But looking at the requirements of his diet, his parents made him quit wrestling.
  • As a kid, he was also interested in playing cricket.
  • In an interview, Sumit talked about his journey in hockey and said that one day, his mother asked Amit to take him to play hockey along with him.
  • After reaching the playground, the village hockey coach gifted Sumit shoes and a hockey stick on his first day. This motivated him to continue playing hockey.
  • As a child, Sumit worked with Amit in Mohan Kamboj Vaishno Dhaba in Murthal, Sonepat, Haryana, and helped him with cleaning the dhaba. Often, the restaurant owners would allow him to take the leftover food for his family.

    Sumit (centre) in front of the Mohan Kamboj Vaishno Dhaba

    Sumit (centre) in front of the Mohan Kamboj Vaishno Dhaba

  • Sumit has received his training from the Sports Authority of India (SAI) National Centre of Excellence in Bahalgarh, Sonepat.
  • He was a member of the winning Indian team at the Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup in 2016.

    Sumit (right corner in the first row) with Junior India team

    Sumit (right corner in the first row) with the Junior India team

  • He was a member of the Indian team that won the FIH Series Finals held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, in 2019.

    Sumit in action while playing for India

    Sumit in action while playing for India

  • He had made a promise to his mother to take her to Tokyo for the Olympics, but she passed away a few months before the Olympics.
  • He got a locket made with his mother’s photograph made out of her earrings which he then took to the Tokyo Olympics.
  • He is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys working out.

    Sumit during a workout session

    Sumit during a workout session

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