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

The match begins at 12:30 pm
Updated: 12 April 2018 14:10 IST - Published: 12 April 2018 11:22 IST
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.

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Have a good day everyone!
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!
India now has 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze from today's wrestling action
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 
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 
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!

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
Botha has the height advantage over Sushil

He has great reach and he's preventing Sushil from getting a grip
And we're off...
The 2-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar, is looking to become a 3-time gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games
India's Sushil Kumar vs South Africa's Johannes Botha
It's the final of the Men's 74 kg Freestyle
This is Sushil Kumar, going for India's second gold medal of the day from wrestling
WE're just about set to go...

The wrestlers are coming out onto the mat
Sushil Kumar is the favourite going into the match... Can he fulfill the expectations?

Not long now, just about 3 minutes away
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
We're about 5 minutes away from Sushil's gold medal match
Sushil was very impressive in the lead up to the final today morning
His opponent in today's final is South African Johannes Botha of South Africa
Will there be a 2nd gold?

Sushil Kumar, is going to go for a hattrick of Commonwealth Games gold medals
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
India has bagged three medals so far on the first day of the wrestling competition

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.

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.

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