Medals galore as wrestlers join the party for India at Commonwealth Games 2018

Published: 12th April 2018 08:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th April 2018 09:35 PM  

The wrestling gold rush began as expected and the shooting ranges also threw up medals before a couple of track-and-field podium finishes provided a near perfect end to what was a high-yielding day for India at the 21st Commonwealth Games. IN PIC: Two-time Olympic medallist and veteran Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar defeated South Africa's Johannes Botha to clinch gold in men's wrestling 74kg category. (Photo | PTI)
Rahul Aware won gold in the men's 57 kilogram category. Aware overpowered Steven Takahashi of Canada 15-7 in the final. (Photo | PTI)
The Indian was dominant right from the start, pulling off three two-points moves in the first round.The Maharashtra wrestler showed his true class in the second round. He had increased his lead by one point in the initial stages before the Canadian scored three points to reduce the gap. Aware however, made an ankle hold to execute the classic 'fitlay' move which saw rack up eight consecutive points. (Photo | PTI)
The day started with a silver at the Belmont Shooting Centre in Brisbane where Tejaswini Sawant added a second silver to her CWG collection of medals in the women's 50m rifle prone event. (Photo | Twitter)
However, another defending champion Babita Phogat (53kg) settled for a silver, while debutant Kiran happily flaunted a hard-earned bronze. IN PIC: Babita Kumari posing with her silver medal at the Commonweath games 2018. (Photo | PTI)
In the evening, Seema Punia and Navjeet Kaur Dhillon notched up silver and bronze medals respectively in the women's discus throw event to end the day on a high for India. (Photo | PTI)
There were good results coming through on the badminton court as well with stars such as Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and K Srikanth remained on course for medals in the individual events after advancing to the quarterfinals with another set of comprehensive victories. (Photo | PTI)
Continuing her red-hot form, India's Manika Batra advanced to the semi-finals in the women's singles Table Tennis event. (Photo | AP)
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