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Commonwealth Games 2018: Wrestling, Men's 74kg 1/8 Final, Sushil Kumar vs Jevon Balfour, Live Updates

Sushil Kumar is set for his bout at around 6.30 pm.
Updated: 12 April 2018 06:43 IST - Published: 12 April 2018 03:00 IST
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In the quarters, Sushil Kumar will face either Pakistan's Mohammed Butt or Scotland's Oleg Gladkov

That's all for now... there's plenty of wrestling action through the day. Stay abreast of the proceedings with Sportskeeda's live blogs covering all the action from the Gold Coast
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Sushil was too good for Balfour and the Canadian didn't stand a chance.

This pre-quarterfinal went as expected for the Indian
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That's it, the referee has stopped the match after 2 rounds

Balfour has failed to score a single point while Sushil has scored 11

Sushil Kumar through to the quarterfinals with a Victory by Technical Superiority
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And the point scoring continues...

Sushil adds another 2 points
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Balfour just looks unable to keep up with Sushil here...

The Indian picks up another 5 points here (2, 1, 2)


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Sushil leading 4-0

We have come to the end of Round 1

A comfortable one for Sushil...

He leads 4-0 at the end of Round 1
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Sushil has already scored 4 points 

That includes 2.2 technical points
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Round 1 has begun between the two wrestlers...
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Here come the two wrestlers...
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If you're just about waking up, time to rub the sand out of your eyes and buckle down with a cup of tea or coffee as we get set for Sushil Kumar's first match. It's a Round of 16 match in the Men's 74 kg and Sushil's opponent is Jevon Balfour of Canada
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Hello and welcome to our coverage of wrestling action from the mat,,,
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Sushil Kumar is all set for a Commonwealth Games comeback, as he vies for a hattrick of medals in the competition.

Heading into Day 8, India will be looking to continue a good medal run in the competition so far. 
 
Om Mitharwal and Shreyasi Singh brought medals for India on the 7th day of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. 
 
On Day 7, there was a lot of progress in the Boxing event. Manish Kaushik, Vikas Krishan, and Gaurav Solanki went through to the Semifinals. 

The three qualifications mean that all Indian Male boxers have made it through to the Semifinals of their respective weight categories. Legendary Mary Kom did one better and progressed to the Finals in the 45-48 Kg weight category. Sarita Devi and Pinki could not repeat the same feat, however, and were knocked out in the quarterfinals. 
 
Day 7 brought individual Badminton and Table Tennis events. Sindhu, Saina, and Srikanth were all in action in their singles matches. 
 
Indian Men's Hockey team staged a great comeback from 3-2 down to win 4-3 in the final minutes of the match, confirming their spot in the semifinals.