Wrestler Sushil Kumar qualifies for London Olympics

Updated: 09 May 2012 18:06 IST

2008 Olympic bronze medallist Sushil Kumar on Friday qualified for the 2012 London Olympics by winning the gold medal at the World Olympic Games Qualifying Wrestling Tournament at Taiyuan, China.

New Delhi:

2008 Olympic bronze medallist Sushil Kumar on Friday qualified for the 2012 London Olympics by winning the gold medal at the World Olympic Games Qualifying Wrestling Tournament at Taiyuan, China.

Running out of time to book a berth, Sushil sealed his spot after defeating Andriy Kvyatkovskyy of Ukraine 1-0, 2-1 in the sem-final of the 66 kg freestyle event.

He then went on to win a gold at the tournament, downing Georgia's Otar Tushishvili 2-0, 1-0.

This is the 3rd time that Sushil has qualified for the Olympics, having participated in the 2004 Athens Olympics and 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Topics : Wrestling Sushil Kumar Solanki Olympics 2012
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