Sushil Kumar, Sakshi Malik strike gold at Commonwealth Wrestling C'ship

Johannesburg [South Africa], December 17 (ANI): India reigned supreme at Commonwealth Wrestling Championships here on Sunday, as Sushil Kumar and Sakshi Malik won gold in their respective categories.

Double Olympic medallist Sushil defeated New Zealand's Akash Khullar's in the final of the men's 74 kilogram freestyle category to win his first medal in international wrestling since his gold medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Sushil, who made a comeback to the international arena after more than three years, had also won gold at the National Championship last month.

"It's a very proud and emotional moment for me as I have returned to the mat on international level after a gap of 3years. I want to dedicate this Gold medal won in #Commonwealthwrestlingchampionship at #SouthAfrica to my guru and to my Nation. JaiHind," Sushil tweeted.

Olympic medalist Malik won her gold medal by defeating New Zealand's Tayla Tuahine Ford 13-2 in the final of the 62kg women's freestyle category.

Earlier, India won nine gold, seven silver and four bronze medals on the second day of the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship in South Africa's Johannesburg. (ANI)