London: India's Sushil Kumar won India its sixth and final medal of the 2012 London Olympics after settling for silver in the final of the Men's 66kg Freestyle Wrestling event on Sunday. But Sushil has created history by becoming the first Indian to win two individual Olympic medals.
Sushil, who reached the final after defeating Akzhurek Tanatarov of Kazakhstan in the semi-finals, was beaten by Japan's Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu 3-1 in a short and swift final bout at the ExCel Arena.
The Japanase took the first period 1-0 and midway through the second clinched gold by virtue of a strong throw that sent Sushil to the mat.
Sushil, a bronze medallist in 2008 at Beijing, fought bravely after vomiting and suffering dehydration following his semi-final victory but ended up on the losing side against his strong Japanese rival at the ExCel Arena. ...more
07:04 PM, Aug 12, 2012