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Sushil grapples to glory

August 20, 2008

The success was all the more sweet with everyone having lost hope after his first round defeat in the morning, but the steely-willed Delhi wrestler stormed back to create history after winning three repechage rounds.

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  • Sushil's bronze in the men's 66kg freestyle category, defeating Leonid Spiridonov of Kazakhstan, also made him the first after K D Yadav, who won bronze in 1952 Helsinki Olympics, to win a medal in wrestling.

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