In Pics: Top five achievements of Olympic medalist and murder accused Sushil Kumar
With 17 medals across the Olympics, CWG, Asian Games, World Championships, and various other accolades, Sushil Kumar is by far India’s most decorated wrestler ever. However, the goodwill, respect, honour that Sushil earned so far in his career is at stake as for the nation he is not just an Olympic medalist but also an absconder in a murder case.
Sushil Kumar's 2012 London Olympics Silver medal win
Sushil Kumar replicated his Beijing success and only better in the next Olympic Games as he won a silver medal after losing the final to Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu in 2012 London Olympics. He entered the final by beating Kazakhastan's Akzhurek Tanatarov in the semifinal.
Sushil Kumar's 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games Gold medal win
Sushil Kumar won a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi by beating Heinrich Barnes 7–0 in the finals in the 66 kg freestyle wrestling category. Kumar beat Famara Jarjou 3-0 within 9 seconds to advance to the final after coming off a win in 46 seconds by 10-0 against Muhammad Salman.
Sushil Kumar's 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games Gold medal win
Sushil Kumar won his second Commonwealth Games gold medal in 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland after he defeated Qamar Abbas in the final in the 74 kg category. He won in 107 seconds by fall.
Sushil Kumar's 2008 Beijing Olympics Bronze medal win
Sushil Kumar didn't have a great start to his Beijing Olympics Games in 2008 as he lost to Andriy Stadnik in the first round of the 66 kg freestyle wrestling event, and his hopes hinged on the repechage to have any chance of winning a medal. So, to win at least a bronze medal, he had to win at least three games and Kumar just turned his campaign around like the first game didn't even take place.
He defeated Doug Schwab in the first repechage round and Albert Batyrov in the second round. In the bronze medal match, Kumar beat Leonid Spiridonov 3:1. Kumar played three bouts in a span of 70 minutes to take the bronze.
Sushil Kumar's 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Gold medal win
Sushil Kumar won the gold medal in the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in the 74 kg category by beating South Africa’s Johannes Botha in the final that lasted 80 seconds.