Arjan Bhullar was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. Wrestling has a history in Arjan’s family and from a very young age, Arjan knew he wanted to become a world champion wrestler. As a grade 4 student at James Whiteside Elementary School in Richmond BC, Arjan attended an assembly that featured Esteem Team athlete role model and National team wrestler, Chris Wilson – who was also from B.C...

It was Chris’s motivational presentation that inspired Arjan to take the steps needed to achieve his dream. He then began the long hard road to becoming a world champion. Arjan is here to share his stories of triumphs and struggles from his days as a child wrestler to eventually representing Canada on the world stage at the Commonwealth Games and most recently at the 2012 Olympics in London, England. Arjan believes everyone can live life like a champion and is here to inspire us to be a champion too.

Languages spoken: English

Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia

Current city: Richmond, British Columbia

Sport: Freestyle Wrestling

Favourite Food: Dhal and roti...Indian food

Favourite Colour: gold

What is your single greatest achievement as an athlete?
Having the courage and strength of overcoming and persevering in the most competitive and grueling sport in the world for over 20 years......all for a CHANCE at greatness.

What is your single greatest achievement outside of sports?
The relationships I've created, and people I've been fortunate enough to connect with over the years.

What's your favourite quote or statement?
A true champion is someone who gets up one more time more than he is knocked to his knees.

Who was your role model when you were young?
My dad.

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