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Sushil Kumar wins gold at Commonwealth Wrestling Championships

The Indian wrestler defeated New Zealand's Akash Khullar in the final of the men's 74-kilogram freestyle category. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 17, 2017, 02.24 PM (IST)

Double Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar on Sunday clinched a gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

He returned to international wrestling after a gap of almost three years. 

The Indian wrestler defeated New Zealand's Akash Khullar in the final of the men's 74-kilogram freestyle category.

India’s other wrestler in the same category, Parveen Rana, also won a bronze medal.

Soon after the victory, Sushil took to his Twitter handle and dedicated the win to his coach and motherland.

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Sushil won bronze in 2008 Beijing Olympics and then followed it up with a silver at the 2012 London Games.

With this win, Sushil clinched his fifth title at the Commonwealth level.