Wrestler Sushil Kumar misses out on gold

LONDON Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:38pm IST

1 of 3. India's Sushil Kumar poses with his silver medal at the podium of the Men's 66Kg Freestyle wrestling at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 12, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Grigory Dukor

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LONDON (Reuters) - Sushil Kumar had to settle for a silver medal in the 66kg freestyle wrestling at the London Olympics after losing to Japan's Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu in the final on Sunday.

It was Japan's fourth wrestling gold of the London Games but a first for the Japanese men's team.

Yonemitsu and Kumar won a bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

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(Reporting by Peter Griffiths; Editing by Justin Palmer)

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abhimaan wrote:
Not a silver lining in India’s medal story. Sushil bit his opponent’s ear before biting silver medal (as in his victory picture).

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