27-year drought ends, Sunil Kumar creates historical past in Greco-Roman

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Pappu Yadav did this charisma in Greco Roman earlier than Sunil.

new Delhi: India's Sunil Kumar made historical past by profitable the gold medal within the last of Greco-Roman on the primary day of the Asian Wrestling Championships began right here on Tuesday. Sunil Greco turns into the third Indian to win gold in Roman. Rome rating sequence silver medalist Sunil gained the gold medal by defeating Ajat Salidinochav of Kyrgyzstan 5–Zero in a one-sided match within the last. Sunil needed to be content material with the silver medal after dropping within the last in 2019. But this time he managed to alter the colour of his medal. <! –


Sunil additionally ended India's 27-year drought by profitable a gold medal in Greco Roman. Prior to Sunil, Pappu Yadav gained gold medals in Greco Roman.

Defeated Kazakhstan within the semi-finals
Sunil had earlier made it to the semifinals by defeating Takahiro Suruda of Japan 8–2 within the quarter-finals. In the semi-finals, he defeated Ajmat Kustabayev of Kazakhstan 12-Eight and confirmed his place within the last.

Worked arduous on know-how
Gold medalist Sunil stated, "I am very happy to win the first gold medal for India today. I worked very hard on my technique. Now I feel very good that I have compared the performance of the final last year this time Has performed better. "

They needed to face defeat
Prior to Sunil's historic gold, Arjun Hallakurki (55 kg) gained the bronze medal by defeating Dongyeok of Korea 7-Four within the bronze medal match. However, Mehar Singh needed to face defeat within the 130 kg bronze medal match.

Had to beat 2-3
Meher misplaced 2-Three in opposition to Kyrgyzstan's Roman Kim in a bronze medal match.

In the primary qualification match of the day, Sajan suffered a 6-9 defeat to wrestler Renat Ilyazulu of Kyrgyzstan. Sachin Rana (63kg) defeated Kazakhstan's Tyner Sharashenbekov 6-Zero within the final-16. But within the last-8, they misplaced 0-Eight to Ilmurat Tasmuradov.

As Rana's opponent reached the ultimate, he obtained an opportunity to enter the repechage. But he additionally needed to beat Yernur Fidakhmetov of Kazakhstan 3-6 within the repechage.

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