Sushil Kumar Wins Gold At World Championship

Sushil Kumar on Sept 12 created history by becoming the first Indian wrestler to win a gold medal at the World Championships, here. Sushil was only the second Indian to win an Olympic medal when he grabbed a bronze at Beijing Games in 2008. The Haryana grappler overcame Russia’s Gogaev Alan 3-1 in the final to clinch the gold. He had defeated Azerbaijan’s Hasanov Jabrayil in the semifinal of the free style 66kg category event. After getting a bye in the first round, he beat Akritidis of Greece, Martin Sebastian of Germany and Buyan Jav of Mongolia en route to the final. All other Indian contenders had crashed out before the finals in the championship.


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