India win first Greco-Roman gold medal in Asian Wrestling Championships in 27 years.
Sunil Kumar proved too good for Azat Salidinov of Kyrgyzstan, winning 5-0, in the 87 kg final to win India's first Greco-Roman gold medal in the Asian Wrestling Championships in 27 years.
Entering the gold medal bout after a come-from-behind victory in the semi-finals, Kumar comprehensively defeated his opponent in the final at the K D Jadhav Indoor Stadium, in Delhi, on Tuesday.
Earlier, in the semi-finals, Kumar was down 1-8 against his Kazakh opponent Azamat Kustubayev but staged a great comeback, grabbing 11 points on the trot to win the bout 12-8.
In 2019 Kumar made it to the final but ended up with a silver medal.
Another Indian Arjun Halakurki won a bronze in Greco-Roman 55kg, his first medal at his first senior international event.
Arjun was leading 7-1 against Iran's Naserpour but lost 7-8 in the semi-final.