Prime News, International and National Sport, Wrestling, New Delhi, February 19:- Greco Roman wrestler Sunil Kumar opened India’s medal account in the Asian Wrestling Championships here Tuesday (Feb 18) by winning a gold. The seasoned grappler beat Azat Salidinov from Kyrgyzstan in the final of the 87 kg category.
Kumar had reached the final by a victory over Kazakh opponent Azamat Kustubayev to finish the semi-final bout 12-8. In 2019, Kumar had also made it to the final and ended with a silver medal.
Earlier in the day, Arjun Halakurki lost his semi-final bout 7-8 against Iran’s Pouya Mohammad Naserpour in 55 kg category. He will now be up against Korea’s Donghyeok Won in the bronze medal playoff.
The Indian wrestlers who crashed out Tuesday were Mehar Singh, Sajan and Sachin Rana in different weight categories. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)