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Sushil Kumar, Sakshi Malik, Geeta Phogat secure gold at Commonwealth Wrestling Championship

Sushil Kumar beat New Zealand's Akash Khullar's in the men's 74-kilogram freestyle category. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 18, 2017, 01.48 AM (IST)

Shortly after double Olympic medalist, Sushil Kumar clinched a gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in Johannesburg, South Africa on Sunday, Olympic medalist Sakshi Malik bagged a gold medal by defeating New Zealand's Tayla Tuahine Ford in the 62kg women's freestyle category.

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India had already secured nine gold, seven silver and four bronze medals on the second day of the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Geeta Phogat also secured a gold medal at the event in her international comeback after two years.

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Sushil Kumar beat New Zealand's Akash Khullar's in the men's 74-kilogram freestyle category.

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This recorded Sushil's first win in international wrestling after his gold medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow.

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Sushil, who made a comeback to the international arena after more than three years, had also won gold at the National Championship last month.

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After their spectacular victory at the wrestling competition, both Sushil and Sakshi took to Twitter to express their delight.

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Wishes poured in from eminent personalities and fans from across the country following India's success at Commonwealth Wrestling Championship.

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