New Delhi: Sunil Kumar on Tuesday overpowered Azat Salidinov of Kyrgyzstan 5-Zero within the 87kg summit bout to win India’s first Greco-Roman gold medal in Asian Wrestling Championships in 27 years.
Coming into the gold medal bout after a come-from-behind victory within the semifinal, Kumar comprehensively defeated his opponent within the ultimate of 87kg class on the KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium right here.
Earlier, Kumar was down 1-Eight in his semifinal bout in opposition to his Kazakh opponent Azamat Kustubayev however made an amazing comeback, grabbing 11 factors on the trot to win the bout at 12-8.
In 2019 additionally, Kumar had made it to the ultimate and ended with a silver medal.
One other Indian, Arjun Halakurki gained a bronze in Greco-Roman 55kg, his first medal at his first senior worldwide occasion.
Arjun was main 7-1 in opposition to Iran’s Naserpour however misplaced 7-Eight within the semifinal.