Commonwealth Games 2018: Wrestling Freestyle Men's 74 Kg Gold Medal, India's Sushil Kumar fighting for Gold, Live Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 12, 2018 14:10 IST

The match begins at 12:30 pm


14:10 (IST)12 APR 2018

A successful first day from wrestling for the Indian contingent. India have 4 medals to take home. 

That's it from us here for now.

Follow all the Indian exploits at the Commonwealth Games 2018 with Sportskeeda's live blogs

Have a good day everyone!

14:08 (IST)12 APR 2018

Sushil's final was the last match of the day from the wrestling arena for today

What a fitting end to India's campaign today!

A hat-trick of gold medals for Sushil Kumar 

2010, Delhi - 
GOLD (Men's 66 kg)
2014, Glasgow - GOLD (Men's 74 kg)
2018, Gold Coast - GOLD (Men's 74 kg)

That is a phenomenal achievement folks!

14:06 (IST)12 APR 2018

India now has 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze from today's wrestling action

14:05 (IST)12 APR 2018

What a win that was!

A very dominant win from Sushil Kumar over Johannes Botha of South Africa

That is India's 2nd gold medal today from wrestling 

14:04 (IST)12 APR 2018

That barrage from India's Sushil Kumar was too much for Botha to handle and the 34-year-old finishes the match in under 2 minutes

He got the 10-0 lead and that was enough to win by Technical Superiority 

14:03 (IST)12 APR 2018

And Sushil is on the charge.. 2 more points to the Indian

He's going to end it here if the South African doesn't recover

8-0 and it's OVER!


14:03 (IST)12 APR 2018

But the Indian has found an opening and Sushil flips him over

4 points to the Indian and another 2 points 

Sushil 6-0 Botha

14:02 (IST)12 APR 2018

Botha has the height advantage over Sushil

He has great reach and he's preventing Sushil from getting a grip

14:01 (IST)12 APR 2018

And we're off...

14:01 (IST)12 APR 2018

The 2-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar, is looking to become a 3-time gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games

14:01 (IST)12 APR 2018

India's Sushil Kumar vs South Africa's Johannes Botha

14:00 (IST)12 APR 2018

It's the final of the Men's 74 kg Freestyle

14:00 (IST)12 APR 2018

This is Sushil Kumar, going for India's second gold medal of the day from wrestling

14:00 (IST)12 APR 2018

WE're just about set to go...

The wrestlers are coming out onto the mat

13:58 (IST)12 APR 2018

Sushil Kumar is the favourite going into the match... Can he fulfill the expectations?

Not long now, just about 3 minutes away

13:54 (IST)12 APR 2018

As mentioned earlier, if Sushil wins it will be a historic achievement indeed as it will be a hattrick of Commonwealth Games gold medals for him

13:53 (IST)12 APR 2018

We're about 5 minutes away from Sushil's gold medal match

13:46 (IST)12 APR 2018

Sushil was very impressive in the lead up to the final today morning

13:45 (IST)12 APR 2018

His opponent in today's final is South African Johannes Botha of South Africa

13:45 (IST)12 APR 2018

Will there be a 2nd gold?

Sushil Kumar, is going to go for a hattrick of Commonwealth Games gold medals

13:44 (IST)12 APR 2018

1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze

Rahul Aware got the gold in the Men's 57 kg freestyle 
Babita Kumari got the silver in the Women's 53 kg freestyle
Kiran got the bronze in the Women's 76 kg freestyle

13:43 (IST)12 APR 2018

India has bagged three medals so far on the first day of the wrestling competition

11:22 (IST)12 APR 2018

Next up is Wrestling Men's Freestyle 74Kg  Gold medal Match. Sushil Kumar will go up against Johannes Botha of South Africa.

Heading into Day 8, India will be looking to continue a good medal run in the competition so far.

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