Olympic wrestling: Sushil Kumar bags silver

London, Aug 12 (IANS) India's Sushil Kumar lost to Japan's Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu in the 66kg freestyle wrestling final.

Sushil, bronze medallist in Beijing four years ago, edged out Kazakhstan's Akzhurek Tanatarov 3-1 in a thrilling semifinal at the ExCel Arena.

Earlier, Sushil muscled his way into the last four beating Ikhtiyor Navruzov of Uzbekistan 3-1.

The 2010 World Champion dismissed Beijing gold medallist, Turkey's Ramazan Sahin, in the opening round held earlier Sunday.