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Indo-Asian News Service Beijing, Aug 24: Shy, unassuming and almost self-effacing and yet very confident, is how one can describe wrestler Sushil Kumar, who till 15 minutes before he won the bronze medal was not on the minds of the Indian media.
Having lost his opening bout in the morning, Sushil had been dismissed by large sections of the media as having been 'ousted', 'eliminated' and more. Yet, an hour later Sushil got a reprieve as Ukrainian Andriy Stadnik, who beat him reached the finals. Stadnik's entry into the gold medal round, gave Sushil a passage into the Repechage, which meant he along with all those who had lost to the two finalists would fight for the bronze medal.
Still the media missed him out till he won the first and then the second Repechage …