Sushil Kumar had suffered an embarrassing first round exit from the Asian Games and his participation was shrouded in doubt.
Asian Games 2018: Bajrang is India’s fastest, most powerful and focussed grappler at the moment. His fitness has been a revelation over the past few seasons, something that keeps him in the game until the last second.
Sushil Kumar lost 3-5 to Adam Batirov of Bahrain in the first round bout of the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta.
Bajrang Punia claimed India’s first gold medal on the first day of the Asian Games 2018 as he beat Japan’s Daichi Takatani 11-8 in the final of Men’s Freestyle 65 kg category.
Sushil Kumar asserted that he is far from finished and is not out there to prove anything, two days before the start of Asian Games.
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Sports Ministry sanctioned Rs 4.95 lakh for star wrestler Sushil Kumar’s two-week training programme in Georgia ahead of the Asian Games.
The move comes two years after the controversy involving Sushil Kumar and Narsingh Yadav over the 74 kg men’s freestyle spot at the Rio Olympics.
Star freestyle grappler Sushil Kumar will head to Georgia for a ten-day tune-up ahead of Asian Games.
Before Wednesday’s defeat, Sushil had lost a bout way back in May 2014 in Sassari (Italy) where he lost to Luca Lampis of France.
The Haryana government put out a notification asking them to deposit “one-third of the income earned by them from professional sports or commercial endorsements” with the state sports council.
Sushil Kumar and Sakshi Malik, along with two others, are all set to compete in the upcoming Asian Games after being exempted from the trials scheduled next month
Sushil Kumar said this medal would join the several others in his cabinet and he would now train his sights on the next milestone, which in all likelihood, would be the Asian Games.
Double-Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar (74kg) and event debutant Rahul Aware (57kg) provided the golden touch as India snared an impressive four medals on the opening day of wrestling at the 21st Commonwealth Games.