"It's a very proud and emotional moment for me as I have returned to the mat on the international level after a gap of 3years. I want to dedicate this Gold medal won in''.
Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar made a glorious return to the international stage as he clinched a gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was his first medal in international wrestling since his gold medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Sushil defeated New Zealand Akash Khullar’s via a pinfall in the final of the 74 kg freestyle category to clinch the gold.
"It's a very proud and emotional moment for me as I have returned to the mat on the international level after a gap of 3years. I want to dedicate this Gold medal won in.
तीन साल बाद इनटरनेशनल रेसलिगं प्रतियोगिता में स्वर्ण पदक जीत को मैं मेरे माँ बाप व मेरे गुरू सतपाल जी पहलवान और मेरे अध्यातमिक गुरू योगऋषि स्वामी रामदेव जी के चरणों में व देश के हरेक नागरिक को समर्पित करता हूँ ????@yogrishiramdev #जयहिंद ???????? #Commonwealthwrestlin @ANI @indiatvnews— Sushil Kumar (@WrestlerSushil) December 17, 2017
#Commonwealthwrestlingchampionship at #SouthAfrica to my guru and to my Nation. JaiHind????," an emotional Sushil tweeted after his win.
While another Olympic medallist, Sakshi Malik bagged gold after she defeated New Zealand’s Tayla Tuahine Ford 13-2 in the final of the 62kg women’s freestyle category to win the top prize.
Got gold in commonwealth championship ???????????? South Africa ???????? pic.twitter.com/LNTox9PF2F— Sakshi Malik (@SakshiMalik) December 17, 2017