Sunil Kumar starts India’s Asian Wrestling Championship campaign on a golden note breaking a 27-year old gold medal drought in the Greco-Roman category. Sunil Kumar now becomes only the third Indian ever to achieve this feat after Pappu Yadav. Sunil defeated Azat Salidinov of Kyrgyzstan by a scoreline of 5-0. Sunil with his comprehensive defence was able to keep Salidinov at bay for most of the bout. Salidinov didn’t have an answer to the strategy of Sunil and finally went down pretty easily.