SILVER MEDAL FOR INDIA IN LONDON OLYMPICS 2012, WRESTLER SUSHIL KUMAR won India the medal 2nd time
India, 12 August 2012, Wrestler Sushil Kumar created history on Sunday as he scripted his name as India’s best-ever individual Olympian by winning the silver medal in the London Olympics of the 66kg class here today.
After Yogeshwar Dutt’s stellar performance on Saturday to clinch a bronze medal in the 60 kg category, the pin-up boy of Indian wrestling on Sunday fought the best bout of his life as he came from behind to beat Kazakhstan Wrestler Akzurukh Tantarov 3-1 in the semifinal.
It probably was the defining moment for the Indian contingent’s challenge at the biggest sporting spectacle. An Indian’s show of strength at the world stage.
Sushil Kumar can take a bow as he will now be considered at par with legendary hockey players Dhyan Chand and Balbir Singh Sr although theirs was a team sport and were part of back-to-back gold medal winning teams.