Myroslav Dykun struck Gold in Delhi this afternoon.
England’s Myroslav Dykun has won the men’s 66kg Greco-Roman wrestling gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
Dykun, whose team-mate Terrence Bosson won silver in the 60kg category on Tuesday, beat the Canadian Jack Bond by pinning him to the mat in the final.
In what was the biggest shock of the tournament so far, the Ukranian-born Dykun defeated local favourite Sunil Kumar in an earlier round.
“We know he is a world class athlete and he performed above and beyond expectations today,” said England team manager Shaun Morley.
England’s Myroslav Dykun struck gold in the Greco-Roman wrestling 66kg class beating Canadian Jack Bond in the final.
The 27-year-old former Ukranian, who lives in Prestwich near Manchester, pinned Bond to the mat to claim England’s first Commonwealth Games wrestling gold since Noel Loban in 1986.
Earlier Dykun silenced the home crowd by beating Indian medal hope Sunil Kumar 5-0 at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex.
The President of the Scottish Wrestling Association and the Chairmen of Northern Ireland and Wales sent their congratulations to England.
Also in greco-roman wrestling today were Mark Cocker (England 120Kg) who was defeated by Darmender Dalal (India) in the repecharge, Brett Hawthorn (Wales 66kg) who beat Faamau Afele (Samoa) and Roshan Indi Liyanage (Sri Lanka) before being beaten in the repecharge by Sunil Kumar who had a significant home-crowd advantage, Mohamed Osman (England 84kg beaten by South Africa and Sean Keogh (Scotland 84kg) beaten by Gene Kapaufs (Australia) in three bouts.