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Satpal Singh played his longest wrestling match in Belgaum

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Satpal Singh played his longest match in Belgaum in 1981. It went on for 40 minutes! He was pitched against (Rustam-i-Hind) Dadu Chaugle and he won the match.

Satpal Singh, famously known as Mahabali Satpal, has won many famous battles on the mat and was much feared by his opponents in the 70s and early 80s. A gold medalist in 1982 Asian Games and a bronze medalist in 1974 Asian Games, he is now a much revered coach and has the likes of Olympic bronze medallist Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt as his trainees. Currently working as an Additional Director Of Sports And Physical Education (Delhi) he has a very fair view about the sports in India. A much grounded person, he still bows in respect for his guru – Guru Hanuman and asks his trainees to follow the guru-sishya parampara to achieve success.

He is a Arjuna Awardee, Padma Shri and Dronacharya award.

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  1. I dont remember the exact date when Satpal Ji had visited Belgaum – RPD collage when i was studying at GSS Collage.
    It was such a great moment to see Satpal ji at the RPD Liberary Hall and that too in a colorful track suit as we used to see our pelhavans only in doti and turbons.
    He has really done so well for our country and the sports.
    God Bless him and his team to get more medals.
    Jai Hind !!
    Rajenrda Jadhav
    Kuwait

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