Gold After 27 Years! Sunil Kumar Wins India’s First Greco-Roman Gold medal

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.

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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).

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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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.

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The entire nation is proud of Sunil Kumar’s achievement. More way to go, Champion.

Ifrah Khan
Mostly found in cozy corners or near a cat. A mess of thoughts, wild hair and often lost. Dreaming about world tours and ice-creams. Buys five books a month and reads one.

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