Professional wrestlers in India right from Dara Singh to Yoghswar Dutt, Sakshi malik, the Phogat sisters, among others, have proved their excellence in wrestling by winning the nation multiple accolades.
And this time again, an Indian wrestler has made we Indians proud by bagging a gold medal in Asian Wrestling Championships.
Sunil Kumar wins gold in the men's 87kg GR beating Kyrgyzstan's Salidinov. This is the first Asian Championship GR gold for India in 27 years. Proud moment for India 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/1s18KRE2fu
— #PowerOfPeople 🇮🇳 (@PositiveIndia5) February 18, 2020
— Rukshmanii kumari (@KumariRukshmani) February 19, 2020
Professional wrestler Sunil Kumar made India proud by breaking the record of 27 years and acquiring the country Gold in the Greco-Roman category in AWC( Asian Wrestling championships).
Congratulations wrestler #SunilKumar on winning the
Greco-Roman gold🥇after 27 years for India at the Asian Championships. Sunil defeated his counterpart Azat Salidinov from Kyrgyzstan in the 87 kg category.
— Dept of Sports MYAS (@IndiaSports) February 19, 2020
After taking the Gold home, Kumar said,
“I am feeling happy to have earned India’s first gold medal today. Literally I have worked hard on my ground techniques, and it feels good to have done better than my last year’s performance.”
“I did not panic. Even the coach asked me to remain calm. I was determined not to miss out on Gold this time around, and my determination paid off,” he further added.
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— Dr. Krishna Poonia (@KrishnaPooniaIN) February 19, 2020
On Tuesday, the wrestler overpowered his opponent Azat Salidinov by 5-0 in the 87 kg summit and became the first Indian to bring Gold under this category.
On the other side, wrestler Arjun Halakurki bagged a bronze medal in the 55kg summit after beating wrestler Donghyeok. Arjun won the game 7-4.
The entire nation is proud of Sunil Kumar’s achievement. More way to go, Champion.