Indian wrestlers dominate at CWG

Hima Das has stunned everyone after making it to the Commonwealth Games 2018 and has since never looked back. Credit Twitter @afiindia

Hima Das has stunned everyone after making it to the Commonwealth Games 2018 and has since never looked back. Credit Twitter @afiindia

Day 7 round-up:India dominated the range and the ring as Shreyasi Singh's double trap gold shored up the medal tally while the entire men's Indian boxing contingent made the semifinals to be assured of podium finishes in an unprecedented performance on day 7 of the 21st Commonwealth Games, here on Wednesday. She then went on to win silver in 2014 Commonwealth Games and followed it by winning a bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. "I didn't want to go back with another silver, I (badly) wanted to win the gold medal". Aware won the bout 15-7. "So, I am very happy that I could finally fulfill this dream", said the 26-year-old, who is also the reigning Commonwealth championships gold-medallist.

Defending champion Sushil barely spent any time on the mat, his final lasting just a minute and 20 seconds, and claimed easy victories to claim his third successive gold at the Games, a love affair that began in 2010 Delhi edition.

By that yardstick, she had a smooth build-up to these Games, securing a silver medal in the Commonwealth Championships in November previous year. Rahul Aware won the gold medal in Men's Freestyle 57 kg event beating Steven Takahashi of Canada while Babita had to settle for a silver medal after losing to Canadian Diana Weicker in Women's Freestyle 53 kg Nordic wrestling. I should have been more aggressive, but I gave my 100 per cent. I realised they are people like me, they are not gods, Shankar said later.

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He continued his dazzling form as he wrapped up a quick win against Evans to assure the Indian contingent of its second medal in wrestling at the 2018 CWG. Shreyasi Singh, a silver-medallist from the 2014 edition in Glasgow, beat Australia's Emma Cox in a shoot-off to improve the colour of her medal from last time.

In the two-series play-off for the gold medal, Kneale got 17 points, while MacMath got 19 points. "Injury is a player's ornament, we have to live with it". The Indian wrestler outclassed Botha in the first round 10-0 and was awarded the victory on his technical superiority over his opponent.

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