Sushil Kumar wins Gold medal at World Wrestling Championship in MoscowSeptember 13th, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.12 (ANI): Wrestler Sushil Kumar rewrote the history books once again as he became the first Indian wrestler to win a gold medal in the World Wrestling Championship on Sunday in Moscow by beating Russia’s Gogaev Alan in the final match.
He had earlier assured atleast a silver medal by defeating Hasanov Jabrayil of Azerbaijan in the semifinal.
The final bout was decided 3-1 in the favor of the Indian wrestler. He had earlier done the country proud by winning a bronze
medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and with this win, starts as a favourite at home to clinch a gold in the Commonwealth
Games, a private channel report stated on Sunday evening.
Born May 26, 1983, Sushil won the bronze medal in the Men’s 66kg Freestyle Wrestling event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.Kumar
defeated Leonid Spiridonov of Kazakhstan in the repechage round to win the bronze.(ANI)
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