Sushil Kumar wins gold in 57kg at Commonwealth Games 2014

Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar won the gold medal in the men's freestyle 75 kg category at Commonwealth Games 2014. It was Golden Tuesday (Lord Hanuman day) for India when India wins Three Gold Medals in Wrestling at Commonwealth Games 2014.  Sushil Kumar on Tuesday led the charge as Indian wrestlers put on a stunning show in the Commonwealth Games winning three of the five gold medals. Amit Kumar and teenager Vinesh Phogat also bagged gold medals while Rajeev Tomar settled for the silver medal in what was a successful outing on the first day of the wrestling competition at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC). The three gold medals also lifted India to fifth position in the medal's standings.
The star of the day undoubtedly was two-time Olympic medallist Sushil, who just took 107 minutes to clinch the gold medal in the men's 74kg freestyle category beating Pakistan's Qamar Abbas in a one-sided affair. It was Sushil's first major international medal after his pet 66kg category was removed and he had to add nine kilograms to adjust in a new weight bracket. Sushil had won both his Olympic medals, bronze in Beijing and silver in London, 2010 World Championship gold, 2010 Asian Games gold and the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold in the 66kg category. Sushil was leading 6-2 in the first period when referee V. Keelan decided to give it in favour of the Indian, who managed to pin down Abbas.

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