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CWG 2018, Wrestling highlights: Sushil Kumar, Rahul Aware win gold medal; Babita Kumari wins silver; Kiran wins bronze

CWG 2018, Wresting: Babita Kumari, Sushil Kumar, Rahul Aware and Kiran win medals t Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: April 12, 2018 2:53:17 pm
CWG 2018 Wrestling Live CWG 2018, Wrestling: Babita Kumari, Sushil Kumar, Rahul Aware and Kiran win medals t Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. (Source: Reuters)

CWG 2018, Wrestling highlights: Sushil Kumar bagged his third consecutive gold medal at the Commonwealth Games after winning his match by technical superiority against South Africa’s Botha Johannes. It was India’s 14th gold medal over all at the games. Earlier, Rahul Aware won gold in men’s 57kg freestyle wrestling. The Maharashtra grappler won the match defeating Canada’s Steven Takahashi 15-7.  Meanwhile, Babita Kumari Phogat failed to reclaim her gold medal from Glasgow after she lost to Canada’s Diana Weicker 5-2. Kiran, however, won her bronze medal match in women’s 76kg freestyle wrestling. India’s wrestling contingent ended Day 8 with four medals.

CWG 2018, Wrestling: All the action will continue to unfold from Gold Coast at the CWG 2018 with Sony Ten the network providers. The Games can be followed on Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten ESPN. It can be streamed live on SonyLiv. IndianExpress.com will have all the action as it unfolds from the wrestling mat.

(CWG 2018 Day 8 Live | CWG 2018 Medals Tally | CWG 2018 Day 8 Schedule)

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Highlights

  • 13:15 (IST)

    RAHUL AWARE WINS GOLD MEDAL!

    Rahul Aware beats Steve Takahashi 15-7 to win the gold medal in Men's 57kg Freestyle wrestling. Takes the Indian flag around himself and rakes in the loud chants from a packed arena. One can hear, "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" chants in a Gold Coast arena!

  • 12:44 (IST)

    BABITA KUMARI WINS SILVER MEDAL!

    Babita Kumari loses 2-5 to Diana Weicker and gets the silver medal in the 53kg Freestyle event. Had little look against an extremely strong and powerful Canadian

  • 07:50 (IST)

    MEDAL MATCHES

    GOLD MEDAL MATCHES: 

    Babita Kumari vs Diana Weicker (53kg Nordic)

    Rahul Aware vs Steven Takahasi (57kg Freestyle)

    Sushil Kumar vs Johannes Botha (74kg Freestyle)

    BRONZE MEDAL MATCH:

    Kiran vs Katouskia Pariadhaven (76kg Freestyle)

  • 07:46 (IST)

    Babita Kumari wins

    Babita Kumari continues her winning march. Beats Carissa Holland of Australia 4-0 in the first round by fall. She is also through to the gold medal match

  • 07:43 (IST)

    Rahul Aware into gold medal match

    Rahul Aware is through to the gold medal match. He converts his slender one point lead into a strong 10-4 lead before holding firm to win 12-6 against Pakistan's Muhammad Bilal.

  • 07:36 (IST)

    Sushil Kumar into final

    Sushil Kumar is through to the 74kg final. Beats Connor Evans of Australia 4-0 in a victory by fall in the first round itself

  • 07:32 (IST)

    Kiran loses

    First defeat for India on the mat. Kiran loses to Onyebuchi of Nigeria in the semis of 76kg freestyle. Loses 0-10 in the first round itself to go down by virtue of a technical superiority for Blessing Onyebuchi

  • 07:17 (IST)

    Sushil Kumar wins

    Sushil Kumar is into the semifinals of the 74kg freestyle. Beats Pakistan's Muhammad Asad Butt 10-0. Six points in the first round and four in the second to win on technical superiority. 

  • 07:05 (IST)

    Kiran wins

    In Freestyle 76kg category, Kiran beats Danielle Sino Guemde of Cameroon. A close enough first round where Kiran led 4-1 turns into a one-sided affair in the second round with Kiran picking up 7 points. Another win by technical superiority

  • 07:00 (IST)

    Babita Kumari wins

    Babita Kumari goes 2-0 in the round robin. Beats Deepika Dilhani of Sri Lanka in the 53kg Nordic by 4-0 in just one round. Easy as they come. 

  • 06:53 (IST)

    Rahul Aware wins

    Rahul Aware keeps India's winning run this morning going. Downs George Ramm of England. Wins three points in the first round. And further eight points in the second round to win on technical superiority. Four classification points for him as well

  • 06:50 (IST)

    Sushil Kumar wins

    Sushil Kumar starts with a comprehensive win on technical superiority over Canada's Jevon Balfour. Takes four classification points in the win. 11-0 before the bout was interrupted. Four points in the first period and seven in the next

  • 06:22 (IST)

    Babita Kumari wins

    Babita Kumari starts with a tough win in the first round robin bout. Made to work hard and battle it out through the course. Started the slower of the two wrestlers before picking up pace to beat Nigeria's 19-year-old Samuel Bose. 

14:46 (IST) 12 Apr 2018

Missed today's match? Read the full match report here 

14:46 (IST) 12 Apr 2018

Missed today's match? Read the full match report here 

14:46 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Sushil Kumar dedicates the gold to vicitims of Himachal bus accident
14:05 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Sushil Kumar wins gold!

It is all over! Sushil Kumar wins his third Commonwealth Games gold medal. It took him a little over a minute to win this match

14:03 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Sushil Kumar gold medal match

India's Sushil Kumar is taking on Southa Africa's Botha Johannes in the gold medal match. Sushil off to a quick start by winning six technical points in the first period. 

14:02 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Sushil Kumar gold medal match

India's Sushil Kumar is taking on Southa Africa's Botha Johannes in the gold medal match. Sushil off to a quick start by winning six technical points in the first period. 

14:01 (IST) 12 Apr 2018

Canada's Jevon Balfour takes the bronze in men's freestyle 74kg event. He defeated Australia's Cnnor Evans. Next up is India's Sushil Kumar against Southa Africa's Botha Johannes in the gold medal match.

13:32 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Kiran wins Bronze!

That was easy pickings for Kiran. Some solid handwork allowed Kiran to repeatedly pin her opponent down. She wins the match by technical superiority. 

13:30 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Kiran looks to win bronze

Kiran is off the mark, gets two points in the opening seconds of the match. Her Mauritian opponent is struggling at the moment. Kiran gets another takedown. She leads 6-0. 

13:30 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Kiran looks to win bronze

Kiran is off the mark, gets two points in the opening seconds of the match. Her Mauritian opponent is struggling at the moment. Kiran gets another takedown. She leads 6-0. 

13:30 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Kiran looks to win bronze

Kiran is off the mark, gets two points in the opening seconds of the match. Her Mauritian opponent is struggling at the moment. Kiran gets another takedown. She leads 6-0. 

13:15 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
RAHUL AWARE WINS GOLD MEDAL!

Rahul Aware beats Steve Takahashi 15-7 to win the gold medal in Men's 57kg Freestyle wrestling. Takes the Indian flag around himself and rakes in the loud chants from a packed arena. One can hear, "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" chants in a Gold Coast arena!

13:14 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Rahul Aware vs Steven Takahashi second round

Nice start by Takahashi in the second round. Starts by flipping Aware over but Rahul draws back to regain the lead while leaving a gap for a takedown. With 1:39 to go, Rahul looks in serious discomfort. He leads 9-6. But he will continue. Further two points for Rahul and he is taking a sizeable lead here. Dominant showing in the second period so far and he now leads 11-6 with under a minute to go. Complete pressure on Takahashi now. Looks out of the Canadian's reach now as Aware adds two more points to his tally. He now leads 15-6 with seconds ticking down. Takahashi gets a point but irrelevant now. 

13:08 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Rahul Aware vs Steven Takahashi first round

Rahul Aware vs Steven Takahashi underway in the 57kg freestyle wrestling category. Brilliant stuff by Aware to flip Takahashi over. Came out of nowhere and created little time to react. But the Canadian returns with four points of his own. He leads 4-2 now with a minute left in the period. Rahul levels matters by adding two points and then two more to take the lead. Briliant final 20 seconds for Rahul there. He leads 6-4 after the first period

12:44 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
BABITA KUMARI WINS SILVER MEDAL!

Babita Kumari loses 2-5 to Diana Weicker and gets the silver medal in the 53kg Freestyle event. Had little look against an extremely strong and powerful Canadian

12:42 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Babita Kumari vs Diana Weicker second period live

The second period is underway and it is equally stiff start from both. Babita gets on the scoreboard and takes the lead with a flip. Canadian camp not happy with that call. Official intervenes and two points to Weicker and she is once again in the lead. And Weicker's strength is too much for Babita. Tries to go for the leg lock but doesn't get the desired outcome as the Canadian brings Babita on her back. 

12:38 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Babita Kumari vs Diana Weicker Live

Both wrestlers enter the ring. Both have been completely dominant so far. Babita with 13 points, Weicker with 12. Very evenly matched early on, little to separate the two. Wiecker gets the first point after Babita fails to get the required point on the short clock. At the end of the first period, Weicker leads 1-0

12:30 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Wrestling Live

Been a long wait it seems but we're set for the finals. All to decide the medal winners in wrestling from Day 8 of Commonwealth Games. Starting with Deepika Dilhani vs Samuel Bose 

09:34 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Wrestling Finals

The finals - medal matches - will begin from 12.30 PM IST. So plenty to wait until then for the first medal from the mat. You can follow proceedings from Day 8 here

08:02 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Sushil ready for gold

Sushil Kumar is ready to see the national flag rise and the anthem blare at Commonwealth Games

07:50 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
MEDAL MATCHES

GOLD MEDAL MATCHES: 

Babita Kumari vs Diana Weicker (53kg Nordic)

Rahul Aware vs Steven Takahasi (57kg Freestyle)

Sushil Kumar vs Johannes Botha (74kg Freestyle)

BRONZE MEDAL MATCH:

Kiran vs Katouskia Pariadhaven (76kg Freestyle)

07:46 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Babita Kumari wins

Babita Kumari continues her winning march. Beats Carissa Holland of Australia 4-0 in the first round by fall. She is also through to the gold medal match

07:43 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Rahul Aware into gold medal match

Rahul Aware is through to the gold medal match. He converts his slender one point lead into a strong 10-4 lead before holding firm to win 12-6 against Pakistan's Muhammad Bilal.

07:36 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Sushil Kumar into final

Sushil Kumar is through to the 74kg final. Beats Connor Evans of Australia 4-0 in a victory by fall in the first round itself

07:34 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Rahul Aware into gold medal match

In the 57kg freestyle bout, Rahul Aware takes on Pakistan's Muhammad Bilal. Rahul starts better and goes on to take a 3-0 lead before Bilal's perseverence gets him two points to reduce the gap. Had pushed Aware into a corner. At the break, Aware leads 3-2. 

07:32 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Kiran loses

First defeat for India on the mat. Kiran loses to Onyebuchi of Nigeria in the semis of 76kg freestyle. Loses 0-10 in the first round itself to go down by virtue of a technical superiority for Blessing Onyebuchi

07:20 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Rahul Aware wins

Rahul Aware joins Sushil Kumar into the semis of his weight category. Completes dominates and trounces Thomas Cicchini of Australia. Takes a 10-0 lead before the official stops the proceedings. Win on technical superiority for Aware

07:17 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Sushil Kumar wins

Sushil Kumar is into the semifinals of the 74kg freestyle. Beats Pakistan's Muhammad Asad Butt 10-0. Six points in the first round and four in the second to win on technical superiority. 

07:05 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Kiran wins

In Freestyle 76kg category, Kiran beats Danielle Sino Guemde of Cameroon. A close enough first round where Kiran led 4-1 turns into a one-sided affair in the second round with Kiran picking up 7 points. Another win by technical superiority

07:00 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Babita Kumari wins

Babita Kumari goes 2-0 in the round robin. Beats Deepika Dilhani of Sri Lanka in the 53kg Nordic by 4-0 in just one round. Easy as they come. 

06:53 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Rahul Aware wins

Rahul Aware keeps India's winning run this morning going. Downs George Ramm of England. Wins three points in the first round. And further eight points in the second round to win on technical superiority. Four classification points for him as well

06:50 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Sushil Kumar wins

Sushil Kumar starts with a comprehensive win on technical superiority over Canada's Jevon Balfour. Takes four classification points in the win. 11-0 before the bout was interrupted. Four points in the first period and seven in the next

06:22 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Babita Kumari wins

Babita Kumari starts with a tough win in the first round robin bout. Made to work hard and battle it out through the course. Started the slower of the two wrestlers before picking up pace to beat Nigeria's 19-year-old Samuel Bose. 

06:16 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Babita Kumari vs Samuel Bose Live

Babita Kumari is on the mat for her first match against Samuel Bose of Nigeria. Worth pointing out that this is being played in a round robin format considering the few opponents in this 53kg nomadic category

06:02 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Wrestling Live

Hello and Good Morning! We're ready for action from the wrestling mat to begin at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. Babita Kumari, Sushil Kumar, Rahul Aware and Kiran will be in action in their respective weight category today. With fewer opponents in the 53kg category, Babita will be taking the mat four times.