Walkovers in the quarter-final, semi-final and final of the National Wrestling Championships meant that Sushil Kumar was crowned the national champion in the 74kg.
Sushil Kumar’s opponents Praveen, Sachin Rathi and Parveen Rana stepped on the mat, touched his feet and then left the ring without competing against him.
Sushil Kumar strolled to gold in his first competitive tournament in three years. The wrestler’s job was made easier by walkovers in the quarters, semis and final.
Sushil Kumar returned to the mat after a gap of three years at the Wrestling Nationals in Indore. But his gold medal in 74kg category left more than desired.
Walkovers in the quarter-final, semi-final and final saw Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar win gold in the 74kg category.
Sushil Kumar will highlight the second day of wrestling nationals as the star wrestler takes mat for his first competitive bout in nearly three years.
Sushil Kumar is returning to competitive wrestling for the first time since his gold-winning effort at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Sushil Kumar was last seen in action at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games; Yogeshwar Dutt opts out.
Sushil Kumar posted a heartwarming message on Twitter as he wished Yogeshwar Dutt on his birthday.
Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt will compete in nationals and may possibly be eyeing 2018 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games
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A bleeding Akhzurek Tanatrov did not appeal during the match, which led to Sushil Kumar qualifying for the final. It’s memory appears to still haunt Tanatrov, who recently shared the video on his Instagram account.
Sporting facets have taken a backseat for a berth in the Rio Olympics.
WFI had anticipated an appeal, but they had not expected Sushil Kumar to knock on their doors once again.