Sunil Kumar wins gold, ends 27-year wait for India in Greco-Roman wrestling
Sunil Kumar on Tuesday overpowered Azat Salidinov of Kyrgyzstan 5-0 in the 87kg summit bout to end India’s 27 years of gold medal drought in the Greco-Roman category in the Asian Wrestling Championships here on Tuesday. Before Sunil, Pappu Yadav had won the 48kg Greco-Roman title in 1993. Before Sunil’s historic gold medal, Arjun Halakurki (55kg) won a bronze by defeating Donghyeok Won of Korea 7-4.
Sunil made an impressive comeback in his semi-final bout to reach the final
After 25 years we have won a gold medal in the Asian Championships