Greco Roman wrestler Sunil Kumar opened India’s medal account in the Asian Wrestling Championships at New Delhi today by winning a Gold. The seasoned grappler beat Azat Salidinov from Kyrgyzstan in the final of the 87 kg category. Sunil Kumar had reached the final by a victory over Kazakh opponent Azamat Kustubayev to finish the semi-final bout 12-8. Last year also, Kumar had made it to the final and ended with a silver medal.
Earlier in the day, Arjun Halakurki lost his semi-final bout 7-8 against Iran’s Pouya Mohammad Naserpour in 55 kg category. He will now be up against Korea’s Donghyeok Won in the bronze medal playoff. The Indian wrestlers who crashed out today were Mehar Singh, Sajan and Sachin Rana in different weight categories.
Source: News On Air