Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar defeated Leonid Speiridonov of Kazakhstan in the men’s freestyle (66 kg) event to grab the bronze in the Olympic Games here Wednesday.
AND As VIJENDER KUMAR has also entered the semis in the Boxing event this ensure one more medal into the INDIAN olympics medal tally thus making this the best haul of Indians in Olympics with 3 medals
The performances of both Sushil and Vijender have not only put a match to the decade long dismissal performance of India in Olympics but also created a record when the Indian contingent will return from Olympic Games with more than one medal.
This is the first time ever India has won more than one medal in any Olympic games. This medal came as a shock to the media and the sporting contingent present.
Although this time the Indian National Anthem was not played, Sushil Kumar has done India proud. The gold medal went to Turkey, Silver going to Ukraine.
Vijender stormed into the Semis of the boxing event lets hope and pray he wins GOLD for INDIA
What is Repachage
Wrestlers who only lose against the two finalists make up a repechage. The repechage matches begin with wrestlers who lost in the first round (including the matches to obtain the ideal number) against one of the two finalists up to the losers in the semi-finals by direct elimination. Winners of the two repechage matches each receive a bronze medal.