Olympic bronze medal for India

Wrestler Sushil Kumar wins Olympic bronze medal for India

Grappler Sushil Kumar provided an unexpected boost to India’s Olympic campaign by clinching bronze medal after beating Kazakhstan’s Leonid Spiridonov in the repechage match of the men’s freestyle wrestling 66kg class in Beijing on Wednesday.

Sushil also thwarted the challenge from American Doug Schwab and Belarrussian Albert Batyrov in the first two repechage rounds after losing his opening round bout earlier in the day.

Sushil is only the second Indian wrestler to win the wrestling bronze after Kashabha Jadhav had returned with the medal in 1952 Helsinki Games.

This will be after 56 years that an Indian contingent will return with more than one Olympic medal as shooter Abhinav Bindra has won first-ever Games gold medal for the country earlier at the Beijing Games.

Sushil had lost to far superior Ukrainian Andriy Stadnik in his first round bout.

Source: NDTV

One Response to Olympic bronze medal for India

  1. nxghosting says:

    earning the bronze medal in olympic is not easy think this is very high achivement india win this medal this is thanking of india

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