In his first major international outing since winning bronze at the Beijing Olympics last August, Sushil Kumar has now won a gold at the German Grand Prix. India ended the championship on a high with five wrestlers winning medals to kick-off their preparation for the World Championship in Finland in September.
Rahul Balasaheb won gold in the 55kg, while Rajiv Tomar bagged silver in the 120 kg category. Ramesh Kumar (74kg) and Ravinder Singh (60kg, Greco-Roman) won bronze. Sushil’s performance is creditable as it came after his fall-out with the Wrestling Federation of India last month.
He was served a show-cause notice by the WFI after he was disqualified from the Asian Championships in Thailand for being 400gms overweight in the 66kg category.