Arvind Singh is an Indian rower who has competed and won many medals in national and international rowing tournaments.
Arvind Singh aka Thakur Arvind Singh aka Arvind Singh Solanki was born on Monday, 17 June 1996 (age 27 years; as of 2023) in Khabra village in Khurja block of Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh, India. His zodiac sign is Gemini. In 2013, he joined the Indian Army after passing 12th standard and was later selected for rowing sport in 2016 due to his athletic body frame.
Height (approx.): 6′ 1″
Weight (approx.): 70 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 42″, Waist 30″, Biceps 15″
He belongs to a Hindu middle-class family.
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Vijay Singh who is a farmer. He has a sister named Pinky and two brothers; one of them is named Kalicharan, and the other one is in the Indian Army.
Wife & Children
He is unmarried and has no children.
He is single.
He was introduced to rowing by Indian Olympian Bajrang Lal Takhar. After his selection to the Indian Army rowing team in 2016, he trained under his coach Ismail Baig at the Army Rowing Node in Pune.
He was later partnered with Arjun Lal Jat, and together, they won several medals in various tournaments in the Men’s Light Weight Double Scull (LM2X) category, particularly 2000-metre races. He came 11th in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He also qualified for the 18th Asian Games and later for the 19th Asian Games.
Training, Workout, & Diet
Arvind Singh talked about his training schedule in an interview and said that he has three training session throughout the day which includes around three and a half hours in the morning, one and a half hours in the afternoon, and two and a half hours in the evening. He also does strength training and ergometer every day as his maximum permissible weight is 70 kg. He avoids fried food and sweets in his diet and eats parathas on Sundays.
- 37th Senior National Rowing Championships in 2018
- Asian Rowing Championships in Royang, Pattaya, Thailand in 2021
- 39th Senior National Rowing Championship in 2022
- 36th National Games in 2022
- 38th Senior National Rowing Championship in 2019
- Asian Rowing Championships in Chungju, Korea in 2019
- Asia Oceania Olympic & Paralympic Qualification Regatta in 2021
- 40th Senior National Rowing Championship in 2023
- 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China in 2023
- Tourist Destination: Switzerland
- Arvind Singh used to play cricket as an allrounder during his teenage years. He did not know about the sport of rowing before being selected for the Army rowing team.
- He got selected for the Indian Army on his 5th attempt.
- During an event, he ran 20 km to lose 1 kg weight to qualify under the weight limit of 70 kg.
- Although Arvind joined the Indian Army later than his elder brother, he was promoted to the post of Naib Subedar earlier than his brother on the basis of his sporting achievements.