Sunil Kumar got gold in 87 kg weight category, India got gold in Greco Roman category after 27 years
Sushil Kumar did not enter the trial due to injury, while Sakshi Malik lost to Sonam
Dainik BhaskarFeb 19, 2020, 07:58 AM IST Sports Desk. The Asian Wrestling Championship starts on Tuesday. The first day took place against Greco Roman. On the first day, Sunil Kumar won the gold medal in the 87 kg weight category. We got gold in the Greco Roman category after 27 years. Sunil beat Ajat Salidinov of Kyrgyzstan 5–0 in the final. At the same time, Arjun got bronze in the 55 kg weight category.
Now everyone's eyes are on free style competition. Compared to this will be from 20 February. Jitendra Kumar in men's 74 kg weight category and Sonam Malik in women's 62 kg weight category. If both players win medals in their respective categories, there will be no trial for this category for Asian Olympic qualification. Two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar enters the 74 kg weight category.
There is no weight category trial for medal winning players
Bronze medalist Sakshi Malik of the 2016 Rio Olympics plays in the 62kg weight category. But both players are not entering the tournament. Sushil did not enter the trial due to injury, while Sakshi lost to Sonam. Wrestling Federation of India President Brij Bhushan Singh said that the weight category of players who won medals in the Asian Championship will not be tested. Trial will be done only if they do not get the medal. He has said that the Asian Championship is of great importance to the Federation. Because after its better event, they will try to get India to host Asian Olympic qualifying as well.