Twitter Reacts: Sushil Kumar’s Shocking Loss, India’s 1st Medal
Just a few hours into the first day of the 18th edition of the Asian Games, and India has won their first medal, but also witnessed a big upset!
Shooters Ravi Kumar and Apurvi Chandela bagged the bronze in the 10m Air Rifle mixed team event on Sunday, 19 August in Indonesia. However, top medal contender Sushil Kumar lost his opening bout in the 74kg freestyle wrestling category.
Twitter revelled in the shooters’ bronze medal win, while questioning Sushil’s disappointing performance.
‘Time to Quit?’: Twitter Reacts to Sushil Kumar’s Loss
After the two-time Olympic medallist lost opening bout, Sushil’s only hope for a medal was if his victor, Adam Batirov, reached the final of the 74 kg category.
However, the Bahrain wrestler was beaten 2-8 by Japan’s Yuhi Fujinami in the quarter-finals, thus ending Sushil’s hopes of competing again in the repechage round.