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Sushil Kumar Wins Gold Medal At National Wrestling Championship

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  • Two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar wins Gold medal in men's 74-kilogram freestyle competition of National Wrestling championship
  • Back in action after three-long years, Kumar fought for just two minutes and 33 seconds in total on the mat
  • India's single woman Olympic medal winner Sakshi Malik and wrestler Geeta Phogat also achieved a gold medal each 62kg and 59 kg categories respectively

     

Two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar, who was back on the mat after the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, won a gold medal in men's 74-kilogram freestyle competition of National Wrestling championship in Indore.

Back in action after three-long years, Kumar fought for just two minutes and 33 seconds in total on the mat as he battled only two of his initial round bouts before three of his challengers in the quarterfinal, semifinal and final.

Sushil Kumar in action at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014 (Getty Images)

Meanwhile, India's single woman Olympic medal winner Sakshi Malik and wrestler Geeta Phogat also achieved a gold medal each 62kg and 59 kg categories respectively of women's wrestling on the second day of the competition.

Even popular 'Dangal girl' Geeta's husband Pawan Kumar also managed to end on top in 86kg. The championship started on November 15 at Khel Prashal. The 62nd Senior National Wrestling Championship, organised by the Madhya Pradesh Wrestling Association, was a three-day-long event. Around 800 wrestlers, 100 coaches and 50 technical officials from all over India participated in the mega event.

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