Commonwealth Games 2018: Wrestling Men's 86kg Freestyle, India's Somveer fighting for bronze medal, Live Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 14, 2018 13:45 IST

Somveer's Bronze medal bout is set to get underway shortly


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So just to recap, these are the medalists from today's wrestling action

Vinesh Phogat, Women's 51 kg Freestyle
Sumit Malik, Men's 125 kg Freestyle

Sakshi Malik, Women's 62 kg Freestyle
Somveer, Men's 86 kg Freestyle

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It was a close contest, but the Indian finished the match strongly winning by four points in the end

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Somveer wins his bronze medal match in the Men's 86 kg Freestyle

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The referee blows his whistle, the match is over

India's Somveer beats Canada's Alexander Moore 7-3

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10 seconds left

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2 points to the Indian for that

Somveer 7-3 Moore

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30 seconds now

Moore goes for the ankle, but Somveer is trying to avoid it

He goes for the reversal

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45 seconds to go, Somveer still leads by 2 points

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Can Somveer finish this off?

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It looks like the Canadian is tiring... his movement is not like what it was in the first round

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Somveer putting pressure on the Canadian here

Gets his opponent down and gets 2 points

Somveer 5-3 Moore

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2 minutes to go

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Somveer tried for the gutwrench there, but Moore blocked it

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Here comes Somveer, he gets a double leg takedown

2 points to the Indian

Somveer 3-3 Moore

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The Canadian picks up another point for forcing the Indian out of the ring

Somveer 1-3 Moore

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What will happen in Round 2?

Here we go...

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And we come to the end of round 1

It's a very tight, technical contest. Both the wrestlers looking absolutely equal.

It's Somveer 1-2 Moore

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The Canadian gets a leg hold

Takes 2 points

Somveer 1-2 Moore

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And he doesn't

So it's 1 point to the Indian

Somveer 1-0 Moore

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And the referee has given a warning to the Canadian and put him on the shot clock for not showing activity

The Canadian has 30 seconds to score points

If he doesn't the Indian will get a point

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It's a very technical contest at the moment

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No points in the first minute

Still scoreless

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So far neither wrestler has been able to get a good hold

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Both wrestlers trying to get an early attack in

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The referee blows his whistle and we are underway

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The wrestlers are coming out onto the mat

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We're all set for the match to begin

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For those of you just tuning in... India has already picked up 3 medals today from wrestling

Vinesh Phogat won gold in the Women's 50 kg Freestyle
Sumit Malik also won gold in the Men's 125 kg Freestyle
Sakshi Malik won bronze in the Women's 62 kg Freestyle

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Somveer's sister-in-law, Sakshi Malik, picked up a bronze a while back

Can Somveer do the same?

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It's almost time for Somveer's bronze medal match

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It's another India vs Canada contest as has been the case many times at this year's Commonwealth Games

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Somveer was beaten in the quarterfinals, but came through the repechage to be in contention for a bronze

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Indian wrestler Somveer will be looking to add yet another medal to India's swelling tally, as he is set to fight for bronze against Alexander Moore of Canada.

With India already crossing their Gold medal tally of the 2014 Glasgow games, fans can certainly be excited heading into the final two days of the games.

As the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games head into their final stages, there is still a lot of action to come.

Day 9 was a positive one for India. Day 9 started off on a good note with Tejaswini Sawant winning a gold medal & Anjum Moudgil winning a silver medal in Shooting Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Finals.

Young gun Anish Bhanwala, only 15-year-old won the gold in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men's Finals. Indian shooters continue to delight and win medals. Bajrang of India also bagged a gold medal in Wrestling 65kg Freestyle category taking India's gold medal tally to 17! Divya Kakran also got home a Bronze medal for India in Wrestling defeating Sherin Sultana of Bangladesh.

India will be looking to end the competition on a high as all the action from the games continues. 
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