Commonwealth Games 2018: Wrestling Men's Freestyle 65 kg Finals, India's Bajrang Punia fighting for gold, Live Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 13, 2018 13:20 IST

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


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GOLD FOR INDIA and Bajrang

who goes one better than his silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

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The contest was over even before the first round ended

Bajrang 10-0 Charig

A win by Technical Superiority for the Indian
He won each round here by Technical Superiority

A fine, fine performance from Bajrang

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Bajrang goes for the leg and this time he gets it


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And he gets it, he's got a good hold on his opponent, but Charig fights back and gets up on his feet

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Bajrang is not rushing things, he's waiting for the right opportunity

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2 points away from gold is Bajrang

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This could be over soon...

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It's going to be 2 more to the Indian... another takedown and gut wrench

4 more points to the Indian

Bajrang 8-0 Charig

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2 more points to the Indian after he does a gut wrench

Bajrang 4-0 Charig

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Charig is trying to get some early offense in, but Bajrang blocks and is trying to get his opponent down

Gets 2 points

Bajrang 2-0 Charig

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We're about to get underway

And we're off

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Here come the two finalists

Bajrang vs Kane Charig

India vs Wales

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We've just seen Amas Daniel of Nigeria win the bronze in the very last minute

This was the match that just concluded... before Bajrang's title bout

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Bajrang is about to step up to the mat

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We're about 3 minutes away 

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Bajrang won gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in this same category in 2016.
He will be looking to do the double today of being the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Championships gold medalist

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Bajrang of course is a silver medalist from Glasgow 2014, but that was in the 61 kg category

He will be looking at returning with the gold this time around

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Charig claimed the bronze in the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in 2016

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Bajrang's opponent in the final is Kane Charig of Wales

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WE are about 10 minutes away from Bajrang's final match

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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of Wrestling Men's Freestyle 65 kg Gold Medal Final match between Bajrang Punia of India & Kane Charig of Wales!

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As the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games head into their final stages, there is still a lot of action to come. Day 9 started off on a positive 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.

Next up is Wrestling Men's Freestyle 65 kg Gold Medal match:

Bajrang Punia (IND) vs Kane Charig (WAL)

Bajrang has had a tremendous outing so far, beating Brahm Richards of New Zealand by Technical Superiority in the 1/8 Final, beating Amas Daniel of Nigeria by Technical Superiority in the 1/4 Final, and finally beating Vincent Di Marinis of Canada in the Semifinals also by Technical Superiority.

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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