Ram Ram ji! I am Virender Singh ‘aka Goonga Pehalwan’ . I cannot speak or hear but my ‘Dhobhi Pachads’ are heard all over the world. I am an Arjuna Awardee Indian wrestler whose only motive of life is to get golden laurels for India. All I dream of is to win my 4th gold medal at the Deaflympics 2020.
I was born deaf but that didn’t stop me from becoming a wrestler
Took up wrestling and proved my talent in front of the world
My medals do the talking for me now
Won 3 Deaflympics Gold Medals ( 2005, 2013, 2017) in 74 kg and 84 kg category.
In July 2015, received the prestigious Arjuna Award – India’s sporting honour.
The next gold came in at the 2016 World Deaf Wrestling Championships in Tehran, Iran.