London 2012 Olympics Wrestling: Sushil Kumar in final, to contest for gold medal
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London 2012 Olympics Wrestling: Sushil Kumar in final, to contest for gold medal

Last Updated: Sunday, August 12, 2012, 18:00
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London 2012 Olympics Wrestling: Sushil Kumar in final, to contest for gold medalZeenews Sports Bureau

London: Wrestler Sushil Kumar created history by becoming the first Indian to win back-to-back Olympic medals when he assured himself a silver by storming into the final of the men's freestyle 66 category in a dramatic fashion at the Excel arena here on Sunday.

The Indian will now meet Japanese army man Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu in the final. The final bout starts at 6:35 pm (IST).

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The 29-year-old Indian demolished Akhzurek Tanatrov of Kazakhstan 3-1 in an engrossing semi-final contest to achieve the memorable feat and provide the late spark to India's Olympic campaign.

With Sushil's heroics on the mat, India have now put themselves on course for the coveted gold medal which had eluded them so far.

Apart from Sushil's assured silver, India have so far bagged one silver and four bronze medals in the 30th edition of the Games, surpassing the one gold and two bronze medals they won in Beijing four years ago.


Backed by vociferous Indian spectators, Sushil wrapped up the first period 3-0 in the high-voltage semi-final clash against Tanatrov but lost the second by an identical score.

In the crucial third round, the Indian was lagging 0-3 behind but he showed his class and strength to fightback and level the score after pegging him down by his legs with the vociferous Indian contingent egging him on.

With 34 seconds left, the Indian scored two more points to move to 5-3 and then, with just seconds left in the contest, he sealed his victory by lifting his rival on to his shoulders and throwing him down on the mat to win the third period 6-3 to enter the finals.

As it happened

Period 3: Sushil behind by 3 points and a Spectacular comeback by the Indian and he has won this preiod and bout 6-3.

Period 2: Sushil lagging behind 3-0 and he has lost this period. So again, the outcome of this bout depends on the third period.

Period 1: Sushil cruising ahead 3-0 and he has won the first period.

The Indian will now meet Japanese army man Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu in the final. Tatsuhiro prevailed over two-time European Champion J Hasanov of Azerbeijan in the other semi-final.

With PTI inputs

First Published: Sunday, August 12, 2012, 14:38

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risto ka - kerala
after 20 years i also become a olypic wrestler as junior sushil kumae we are proud of you
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ram shahu - nagpur maharastra
congrats sushil.
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manish - gohana
i love my india good ladke
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Radheshyam gurjar - v.+p. bhikampur
i like your this player
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pramod kumar - vijayawada,india
beleive sushil & mary are gold winning materials, bad luck they ended with lesser medals.
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pramod kumar - vijayawada,india
beleive sushil & mary are gold winning materials, bad luck they ended with lesser medals.
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pramod kumar - vijayawada,india
`kudos` to all the medal winners for india, we salute u, u made us proud. well done. wish u all the best.
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UTTAM SUTRADHAR - TRIPURA
I feel very proud for Sushil Kuamar the Golden man of India( for me ) . I hope God will give him fit physic so that he can win goldd medal for INDIA till his last game . HAPPY FOR SUSHIL KUMAR .
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Joginder - Bahadurgarh
My salute for you
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manou - indo-chinese
sushil ......go for gold...i lve india....indian...rockz...can anyone tell me in which channel the olympic broadcasting.....if u knw plz send the link.....
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