Commonwealth Games 2018: Wrestling Men's Freestyle 65 kg 1/8 Final, Bajrang Punia carries India's hopes, Live Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 13, 2018 07:46 IST

The action commences very soon at the Carrara Sports Arena 1 - Mat A


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Join us once again in the afternoon to see if Bajrang can successfully claim the gold in the Men's 65 kg Freestyle 

Bye for now!

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That's three straight wins by Technical Superiority for the Indian

Bajrang's opponent in the final will be Kane Charig of Wales

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That's another win by Technical Superiority for Bajrang who has looked very impressive

This win puts him through to the final where he will wrestle for the gold medal 

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Bajrang gets the left leg of the Canadian

And he's got it... 2 points to the Indian and the match is OVER after just 30 seconds of Round 2

Bajrang 10-0 De Marinis

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Here we go... round 2 underway

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Just 2 more points and this contest will be over

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That's a quick move from Bajrang, he turns his opponent with a lighting fast move

And he gets 4 more points

Round 1 comes to an end, it's been a very good one for the Indian

Bajrang 8-0 De Marinis

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Once again the Canadian goes for the leg, is unable to connect and Bajrang uses the opportunity to get a grip on his opponent

2 more points to the Indian

Bajrang 4-0 De Marinis

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This time, it's Bajrang's turn to go on the offensive

He gets 2 points 

Bajrang 2-0 De Marinis

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The Canadian went for an early move, but Bajrang's defence was good

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And we're underway

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The wrestlers are out on the mat

He's facing Canada's Vincent De Marinis

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And we're back for Bajrang's semifinal contest

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Join us back in a bit for Bajrang's semifinal match

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That was a very impressive showing from Bajrang

He had a proper gameplan and countered all of the Nigerian's moves and was able to win comfortably in the end

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HE got 2 more points there and with a 10-0 margin, Bajrang wins by Technical Superiority


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The Nigerian has grabbed Bajrang's right leg, but he has blocked it

And he reverses it and gets 2 more points

That's it.. Bajrang wins

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2:29 left on the clock

Bajrang leads 8-0

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Doctors are patching up the Nigerian's left shoulder

And we're back, action resumes

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Match has been stopped briefly because the Nigerian is having some trouble with the left shoulder

Seems to be adjusting the strapping

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Bajrang has done a great job of putting the Nigerian under a lot of pressure

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Round 2 is underway

The Nigerian once again goes for the leg, but Bajrang stays away and gets a move of his own

2 more points

Bajrang 8-0 Daniel

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Round 1 just about to end.. and he's got another quick takedown

That was fast!!!

And that's the end of Round 1 and it's the Indian who leads

Bajrang 6-0 Daniel

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Bajrang  has got the Nigerian's left leg now and he's got him down again

2 more points to the Indian

Bajrang 4-0 Daniel

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And Bajrang does make a move... He gets the leg and he has the Nigerian trapped

2 points

Bajrang 2-0 Daniel

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Both wrestlers trying to get good position... the referee meanwhile is indicating the wrestlers to get a move on

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Daniel goes for the Indian's legs, but Bajrang moves away

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And we're off...

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Both these wrestlers won by Technical Superiority in their previous match

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Here come the two wrestlers...

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The Nigerian and Canadian wrestlers have been India's main competition in wrestling so far at CWG 2018

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His opponent will be Nigeria's Amas Daniel

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Hello and welcome again... Bajrang's quarterfinal is about to begin shortly

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Join us back here in a little bit... when Bajrang returns for his next match

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With that win, Bajrang is now through to the quarterfinals

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Bajrang jumped out to a 10-0 lead and won on Technical Superiority

That was a very convincing win indeed from the 24-year-old Indian

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He was almost out there and we're done

The match is over in 2 minutes

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But then Bajrang comes back with a very strong hold and he's picked up 4 more points

Bajrang 8-0 RIchards

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Looks like he's getting him under control now, but Richards is trying really hard and so far he's done well to avoid the pin

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ANd within 15 seconds, Bajrang has got 2 points

He takes down his opponent, looks like he's going for the pin

He's got 2 more points

Bajrang 4-0 RIchards

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Here come the wrestlers and we're away

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Bajrang wrestled in the 65 kg category last time in Glasgow

He got the silver there...

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It's day 2 of the action from the Wrestling events at the 2018 CWG

Bajrang Punia will be the first Indian in action today

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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of Wrestling Men's Freestyle 65 kg 1/8 Final between India's Bajrang & New Zealand's Brahm Richards!

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

Next up is Wrestling Men's Freestyle 65 kg 1/8 Final:

Bajang (IND) vs Brahm Richards (NZL)

Medals won on Day 8: Day 8 was a good one for India in Wrestling with Rahul Aware bringing home a Gold medal in Wrestling in the Men's Freestyle 57 kg category. Babita Kumari losing out to Diana Weicker in the Gold medal match in Wrestling Women's Freestyle 53 kg category and having to settle for a Silver medal. Kiran also winning a Bronze medal for India in Wrestling Women's Freestyle 76 kg. Sushil Kumar "the superman" winning a gold in Wrestling Men's Freestyle 74 kg category.

In Shooting, Tejaswini Sawant won a Silver medal for India in the Women's 50m Rifle Prone Finals. There was a lot of progress in Badminton and Table Tennis as well. Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth, and H.S. Prannoy all advanced to the latter rounds of Singles category.

However, there was disappointment in Hockey, as the Indian Women's team lost 1-0 to Australia in the Semifinals. They will now face the loser of the other semifinal on a later date to confirm a bronze medal.

India will be looking to finish the tournament on a high as a lot of medals will be decided in the next three days, starting on Day 9.
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