India Won 60 medals including 29 Golds at recently held Commonwealth Wrestling Championship. It was the comeback tournament for two time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar & he didn’t disappoint at all by winning the gold medal in men’s 74 kilogram freestyle category .
A 60-member Indian wrestling team participated in the tournament, including Sushil Kumar,Vinesh Phogat Geeta phogat and Sakshi Malik .
On the First day of Championship India wipe the Greco roman category by winning 10 gold medals and as many silver . 55 kg. Rajender Kumar, 60 kg. Manish, 63 kg. Gaurav Sharma, 67 kg. MANISH, 72 kg. Aditya Kundu, 77 kg. Gurpreet, 82 kg. Harpreet, 87 kg. Sunil, 97 kg. Hardeep, 130 kg. Naveen won Gold medal .
India’s won nine gold, seven silver and four bronze medals on the second day .Geeta Phogat made her Golden Comback after after 1 year, beside her Olympics Medalist Sakshi Malik , Asian Champion Vinesh phogat , Kiran (72 kg), Divya Kakran (68 kg) Seema (53) , Ritu Phogat (50) , Pooja DHANDA (57 Kg) and Ritu Malik (65 kg) also won Gold . 76 kg was the only Event where Indian Failed to win Gold medal , as Dressman (NGR) best Both Indian Kavita and Pooja .
On Last Day of Championship , Sushil Kumar, returing to international wrestling after more than three years, secured a gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships , He comfortably won all his 4 bout . 2 of which was by fall .Sushil retured to competitive wrestler in November at the Senior Nationals in Indore where he won a gold medal but that was amid controversy as he was given three walkovers from his fellow wrestlers .
It’s a very proud and emotional moment for me as I have returned to the mat on international level after a gap of 3years. I want to dedicate this Gold medal won in #Commonwealthwrestlingchampionship at #SouthAfrica to my guru and to my Nation. JaiHind🇮🇳
— Sushil Kumar (@WrestlerSushil) December 17, 2017
The other gold medals in the freestyle category for India today were Utkarsh Kale (57kg), Sharvan (61kg), Bajrang (65kg), Amit Dhankar (70kg), Jitender (79kg), Deepak (86kg), Somveer (92kg), Rubaljeet Singh (97kg) and Hitender (125kg).
It was a beautifully hosted Tournament only thing lagged is number of participants, there were very little participation in maximum categories , one of the event had only 2 participants, both Indian . There was a good scoring system and the matches of Commonwealth Wrestling Championship were sown live on Facebook .
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