In Wrestling Azhar wins first gold Medal for Pakistan in CWG | CWG 2010
Azhar Hussain won the first gold medal for Pakistan in Commonwealth Games freestyle wrestling 55kg event on Sunday.
He defeated Ebikewenimo Welson of Nigeria in the final of in 55kg category.
Hussain gave an impressive performance of clever footwork and brute strength to take Welson out by a fall in the second session of the 55kg freestyle final.
“We don’t have the proper Greco-Roman coaches, but still we went for it and for the country’s sake we got the silver in the Greco-Roman and now gold in the freestyle catergory as well,” Pakistan’s head freestyle coach MH Omar said.
This is the first wrestling gold medal for Pakistan in Commonwealth Games as they had not taken a wrestling title since they won four golds in Edinburgh 1970.
Hussain had earlier disappointed the partisan crowd by beating India’s Anil Kumar in a tense quarterfinal.
Kumar gave the loyal home support something to cheer about when he took the bronze, beating Craig Pilling of Wales 3-0
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