Sushil Kumar on his his return to competitive wrestling won the gold medal in the final of the men’s 74 kilogram freestyle category, beating South African favourite Johannes Petrus in the final of the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship on Sunday.

Sushil dominated his South African opponent, giving him no chance to make any sort of headway in the wrestling bout, and won 8-0 quite easily. With the win he clinched his fifth title at the Commonwealth level.

“It’s a very proud and emotional moment for me as I have returned to the mat on international level after a gap of 3 years. I want to dedicate this Gold medal won in #Commonwealthwrestlingchampionship at #SouthAfrica to my guru and to my Nation. JaiHind,” Sushil, the double Olympic medallist, later wrote on his official Twitter handle along with a photo of the national flag.