Later on, in the 2012 London Olympics, Sushil Kumar changed the colour of his medal and clinched a silver medal and became the only Indian (since independence) to win two individual Olympic medals.
Bihar BJP MLC Sunil Kumar Singh dies of COVID-19, becomes first lawmaker in state to succumb to virus
Singh, who was the BJP MLC from Darbhanga constituency, was undergoing treatment at the hospital since 13 July after he tested positive for COVID-19.
Sakshi Malik says Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt's Olympics performances motivated her to go all out in pursuit of medal
Sakshi became India's first woman wrestler to win an Olympic medal when she defeated reigning Asian champion Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan 8-5 in the 58kg category, despite trailing 0-5 at one stage, in the repechage medal playoff.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Wrestler Sushil Kumar unpertubed by criticism from public, says he hopes to qualify for Games
Already on the wrong side of 30s, Sushil was struggling to qualify for the Tokyo Games but the postponement of the quadrennial event has re-ignited his Olympic hopes.
Asian Wrestling Championships 2020: Jitender Kumar ensures place in team for Olympic qualifiers with silver medal
Jitender Kumar sealed his place in the Indian team for the Olympic Qualifiers with a silver medal at the Asian Championship here on Sunday, a result that could slam the Tokyo Games door on veteran Sushil Kumar
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Jitender Kumar wins 74kg trial to qualify for season-opener in Italy, could replace Sushil Kumar at mega-event
Sushil had beaten Jitender in a bitterly-fought trials bout for the World Championships in September 2019
Deepak Punia emerges as brightest star in Indian wrestling; Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat rock steady in 2019
The established names lived up to expectations for most part but what stood out for Indian wrestling in 2019 was the rise and rise of Deepak Punia amid a steady decline in the fortunes of Olympic trailblazers Sushil Kumar and Sakshi Malik.
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Wrestling Federation of India terminates men's freestyle coach Hossein Karimi's contract, blame his 'VIP culture'
The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has sacked men's freestyle coach Hossein Karimi just six months into his tenure, claiming that the Iranian brought with himself a VIP culture that cannot be followed in the country.
Wrestling Federation of India likely to sack Iranian coach Hossein Karimi six months after being hired
WFI said it as not yet decided on sacking Karimi, who as Iran's national coach, had led his nation to three men's freestyle medals, including a gold, at the 2016 Rio Olympics
Bajrang Punia, Sushil Kumar call for wrestling to be declared national sport; Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju doesn't concur
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said he can't favour any particular sport but hoped that wrestling will produce the most medals for India at next year's Tokyo Olympics.
World Wrestling Championships 2019: Sushil Kumar says he participated in marquee event only to announce his return
Sushil Kumar said, 'I lack in stamina and defence as of now. My coach Malikov had said he wants 90 day-training to put me back in shape.'
Aware outclassed Tyler Lee Graff, the 2017 Pan-America champion, 11-4 in the 61kg bronze play-off to take India's tally to five medals.
World Wrestling Championships 2019: From 'dangals' to wrestling mat, Deepak Punia makes good on promise
Deepak Punia's main motivation to wrestle was to get a job, which he did, as a sepoy with the Indian Army in 2016 until Sushil Kumar convinced him to aspire for more
World Wrestling Championships 2019: Sushil Kumar squanders five-point lead to lose opening round match
Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar is returning to the world championships after eight years and is the only Indian to have won a World title when he triumphed in 2010 in Moscow
World Wrestling Championships 2019: Yogeshwar Dutt backs 'experienced' Sushil Kumar to perform well in ongoing tournament
Sushil is returning to the UWW World Senior Wrestling Championships after a gap of eight years, and Yogeshwar stressed on the 36-year-old's vast experience.
World Wrestling Championships 2019: From upbeat participants to sombre mood; contrasting camps of India women's and men's wrestlers
In complete contrast to women's camp, the India men's freestyle team seems to be in a sombre mood with top names still to join it.
Wrestling World Championships 2019: Detailed breakdown of 18 weight classes offering 2020 Tokyo Olympics quotas
18 categories at the 2019 World Championships will offer six quota places each for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Here's a look at the Indian grapplers in each weight class besides the biggest contenders from across the world:
World Wrestling Championships 2019: Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat lead India's quest for gold in Nur-Sultan with Olympics quotas up for grabs
Bajrang triumphed at all four events he competed this season — Dan Kolov, Asian Championship Ali Aliev and Yasar Dogu — and will go into the Championships as the World No one and top seed in 65kg.
Wrestling World Championships 2019: From Indians in action to Tokyo Olympics 2020 quotas on offer, all you need to know
With quotas for the Tokyo Olympics on offer, the 2019 Wrestling World Championships will be keenly contested with the best grapplers from the world in attendance. Here's all you need to know about the event: