Further Personal Information
||Burnaby, BC, CAN
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He started competing in weightlifting at the age of nine.
|Club / Team
||Vikings Wrestling Club: Canada
|Name of coach
|Coach from which country?
||Listening to music and watching films. (NOC 28/07/08)
|Hero / Idol
||Turkey's multiple world and Olympic Games weightlifting champion Halil Mutlu. (NOC 28/07/08)
||To finish in the top 10 at the Olympic Games. (canada.com 18/07/08)
||FROM INDIA TO CANADA
A competitive weightlifter in India, he went to Canada in 2002 on a working visa. When he applied to extend his visa, he was told he could not stay any longer. His coach Guy Greavette, who is also the executive director of the British Columbia Weightlifting Federation, used his connections with the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to help Singh obtain landed immigrant status. He became a Canadian citizen in 2007. (canada.com 18/07/08)
While waiting to be granted immigrant status in Canada he was unable to travel to international tournaments and was also banned from local competitions. "I lost my peak form," he said. "For almost five years I did almost nothing because I was fighting with immigration and trying to keep my body fit." (canada.com 18/07/08)