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Sunil Kumar Wins Gold In Asian Wrestling C’ships, Breaks 27-Year Wait For India In Greco-Roman

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.

(PTI)

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