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Wrestler Sushil Kumar misses out on gold
August 12, 2012 / 1:16 PM / 5 years ago

Wrestler Sushil Kumar misses out on gold

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.

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. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

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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