Sushil Kumar knocked out from World Wrestling Championship

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India’s Sushil Kumar, Sumit Malik, and Karan Mor lost their opening bout on Day 7 at World Championships.

Parveen successfully completed two takedowns to take a 4-0 lead going into the break. In round 2, Parveen counter-attacked to take a huge lead of 12-1 lead and win his opening bout.

Sushil Kumar lost his first-round bout 9-11 against Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev in the 74kg category. Sushil had a five-point lead at the break but Gadzhiyev made a remarkable comeback scoring six points in the first two minutes of the second round.

Using all his experience, the wily Indian had raced to a 9-4 lead but lost seven points in a row to lose the 74kg qualification bout.

However, the second period belonged to Azerbaijan, who first pushed Sushil out and the scored off a takedown and took the lead with a gut wrench from a ground position.

Later in the day, Sushil Kumar was knocked out after his opponent Azerbaijan lost.

Also, in the 125kg, reigning Commonwealth Games champion Sumit Malik lost 0-2 to two-time European Championships medalist Daniel Ligeti of Hungary.
Sumit too holds a chance to make a comeback if his opponent Daniel Ligeti reaches the final in 125kg category.

Karan lost 0-7 to Ikhtiyor Navruzov of Uzbekistan in his first-round qualification in the 70kg category. After trailing 0-3 in the first round, Karan suffered the same fate in the second round. He got another penalty for passivity.

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