Sunil Kumar opened India's medal tally in the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship when he bagged a gold medal in the 87kg division final.Sunil Kumar defeated Azat Salidinov of Kyrgyzstan in the first Greco-Roman gold medal in Asian Wrestling Championships in 27 years.

Earlier, Sunil made an impressive comeback in his semi-final bout to reach the final. He was down 1-8 against his Kazakh opponent Azamat Kustubayev but made a great comeback, grabbing 11 points on the trot to win the bout 12-8. 

"I am feeling happy to have earned India's first gold medal today. I have worked really hard on my ground techniques and it feels good to have done better than my last year's performance," Sunil said later. 
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