World Wrestling Championship: Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar knocked out; Parveen, Sumit lose too
Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan), Sep 20 (UNI) India’s wrestling legend and double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar lost his first-round bout 9-11 against Azerbaijan’s Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev in the 74kg category and was knocked out of World Wrestling Championship, here on Friday.
In the opening period, Sushil managed to send Gadzhiyev off the mat and led 8-2. However, Gadzhiyev fought back to cut the Sushil’s lead to 9-6.
Gadzhiyev made a fine comeback and managed to push Sushil off the mat to take a 10-8 lead and then won a bonus point to triumph 11-9.
The Azerbaijani wrestler later lost his quarterfinal bout to USA's Jordan Ernest Burroughs, resulting to Sushil's ouster .
In an another contest, India’s Parveen Rana lost to Changjae Sue 12-1 in the second-round match in men’s freestyle 92kg category. Earlier, in the day Rana had defeated Korea’s Sue Changjae 12-1 to enter the second round.
Commonwealth Games gold medallist Sumit Malik also had a disappointing start in the 125kg men’s freestyle category as he lost 2-0 to two-time European Championships medallist Hungary’s Daniel Ligeti in the opening round.
Earlier in the day, Karan Mor lost 7-0 to Uzbekistan’s Ikhtiyor Navruzov in the men’s freestyle 70kg category qualification round of the Wrestling World Championships.