Sushil Kumar wins gold medal in Commonwealth Wrestling Championship on international comeback

Sushil Kumar made his comeback to the international wrestling circuit with style by bagging a gold in Commonwealth Games 2017

Indian star Sushil Kumar made his return to international wrestling a memorable one, outclassing Akash Khullar of New Zealand in the final of the men’s 74 kilogram freestyle category to clinch gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship here on Sunday. Sushil gave his opponent virtually no chance in the title clash, carving out an easy 6-0 victory. The double Olympic medallist thus clinched his fifth title at the Commonwealth level.

Emerging Indian star Parveen Rana got the bronze in the 74kg category, beating Johannes Petrus Botha of South Africa in the play-off for the third place.

Here’s how Sushil expressed his happiness via his Twitter handle –

Here’s the video of his bout before the final –

Here’s how Twitterati reacted to Sushil’s thumping international comeback –

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Sushil started his campaign with an easy 8-0 win over Botha. In the second round, Sushil overpowered Jasmit Singh Phulka of Canada 9-1 before defeating Rana 5-4 in a thrilling contest.

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(With inputs from IANS)