Further Personal Information
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He began the sport when he was 12 years old.
|Why this sport?
||He became involved in the sport as it was a family tradition.
|Club / Team
||He enjoys watching and playing football. (Pakistan Olympic Association, 06 Sep 2006)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||He says his bronze medal at the 1994 Commonwealth Games held in Victoria, Canada, was his most memorable achievement. It was made even more special because in the bronze medal bout he beat Sucha Singh from India, a traditional rival country of Pakistan. (Pakistan Olympic Association, 06 Sep 2006)
|Most influential person in career
||He idolised the late Abdul Majeed Maroowala, a five-time South Asian Federation wrestling gold medalist. (Pakistan Olympic Association, 06 Sep 2006)
||He hopes to one day win a gold medal in World and Asian Championships and also in the Olympic Games. (Pakistan Olympic Association, 06 Sep 2006)
Jinnan Health Club in Gujranwala serves as a nursery for Olympic style wrestling. Established in 1960, thirteen of 21 gold medals at a national event in 2009 were won by wrestlers from the club. According to reports Umar is "looking after the club". (jang.com.pk, 04 Oct 2009)