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Indian grapplers reap rich haul

Grapplers Rajender Kumar and Sunil Kumar gave India more reasons to cheer by clinching a Gold and Bronze respectively in Greco-Roman style Wrestling today.

Rajender overpowered Pakistan's Azhar Hussain 11-0 in a one-sided final of the 55kg category to fetch the Gold, while Sunil overpowered Brett Hawthorn of Wales in his 66kg Bronze medal play-off bout.

In his final bout against Azhar, Rajender raced to a 5-0 lead, flipping his Pakistani rival twice. Jolted by Rajender's lead, Azhar came out in an agressive mood in the second period. But even a bloody nose could not deter Rajender as he pinned his opponent in the second period to pocket the Gold.

Rajender had earlier defeated Sri Lanka's Kumara Yaparathna 14-0 in the qualification round and then outclassed Canadian Promise Mwenga, who won the Bronze, 11-0 in the semifinal. India had yesterday bagged three Gold medals in the Greco-Roman style with Ravinder Singh (60kg), Sanjay (74kg) and Anil Kumar (96kg) coming out with flying colours.



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