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Wrestler Sushil Kumar wins gold at Commonwealth Games 2018

Sushil overpowered Johannes Botha of South Africa by technical superiority in the final.

Published: 12th April 2018 02:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th April 2018 08:50 PM   |  A+A-

Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar defeated South Africa's Johannes Botha to clinch gold in men's wrestling 74kg at Gold Coast | AP

By UNI

GOLD COAST: 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 here at the ongoing Commonwealth games on Thursday.

This was India's 29th medal at the ongoing Commonwealth games. India now has 14 gold, six silver and nine bronze.

The two-time Olympic medallist had bagged gold medal in the freestyle 66kg in 2010 Commonwealth games in New Delhi.

It took just 80 seconds for Sushil to bag the medal for the country as he maintained a supreme right from the start to ensure that there was no slip-up without even allowing his South African opponent to launch a fight back.

The Indian wrestler outclassed Botha in the first round 10-0 and was awarded the victory on his technical superiority over his opponent.

Earlier, Rahul Aware defeated Canada's Steven Takahashi in the 57kg freestyle final to clinch Gold. Women wrestlers Babita Kumari claimed Silver and Kiran took Bronze in their respective categories.

The 2014 Glasgow Games gold medallist, Babita lost in the final 2-5 to Canada's Diana Weicker to finish second in the 53kg. Kiran won Broze by defeating Katouskia Paridhaven of Mauritius in the women's Freestyle 76kg category.

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