CWG 2018: Wrestler Rahul Aware wins gold in freestyle 57 kg category

CWG 2018: Wrestler Rahul Aware wins gold in freestyle 57 kg category

Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar and Rahul Aware claimed contrasting gold medals in 74 kg and 53 kg categories respectively.

Rahul Aware absolutely crushed the challenge of Canadian rival by securing back to back technical points in the bout.

Following the win in their final Pool B game, India have 10 points - three more than second-placed England.

Third women's singles shuttler, Ruthvika Gadde, beat Ghana's Grace Atipaka 21-15, 21-7.

Shreyasi Singh, 26, produced a stellar performance right when it mattered in rather hard conditions at the Belmont Shooting Centre yesterday to claim her first major gold medal in a competition as big as this.

With this win, Singh became the first Indian woman to win a Gold in the double trap event at the Games.


Mr. Mittal, the 26-year-old, who won silver medal in the World Championships in Moscow last year besides a silver and gold in the ISSF World Cups, rallied to finish fifth with 133 in the qualifying.

Defending champion Babita Phogat (53kg) settled for a silver medal after being outmanoeuvred by Canada's Diana Weicker in the summit clash. Shreyasi, who will have a chance to add another gold from Trap, said: "I wanted to win the gold medal". Pakistan's six-member wrestling squad is capable of giving some prominence to Pakistan, which has so far bagged only two medals - in weightlifting - in the 71-nation spectacle. She picked up two out of her three wins in the preliminary stages via pin fall, beating Carissa Holland of Australia in 36 seconds, and Deepika Dilhani of Sri Lanka in 48 seconds.

Gold for Shreyasi Singh, Harvard student Varsha narrowly misses bronze Watched by her mom and sister in the stands, Shreyasi, daughter of late Digvijay Singh, former National Rifle Association of India president, was tied with Australian Emma Cox after the four rounds with a total of 96.

Elsewhere, Kiran outclassed Katouskia Pariadhaven of Mauritius by technical superiority to clinch the bronze medal in the women's 76kg category. "Injury is a player's ornament, we have to live with it". She had lost in the semi-finals by technical superiority.

The veteran Indian star then executed a series of two-point moves which gave him a 10-0 lead and the gold.

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