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Commonwealth Games 2018: Wrestling Men's Freestyle 86 kg 1/8 Final, Somveer carries India's hopes, Live Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 14, 2018 07:42 IST

The action commences at 6:00 am at the Carrara Sports Arena 1 - Mat B

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07:42 (IST)14 APR 2018

He will now face Alexander Moore of Canada for a bronze medal

That match will be in the afternoon

Join us back for that... Enjoy your morning!

07:41 (IST)14 APR 2018

Somveer of India has beaten Jayden Lawrence of Australia by Pin Fall in the Repechage 2nd round

07:41 (IST)14 APR 2018

Somveer with another hold, this time he's trying to go for the Fall and end the match

The referee is checking, the shoulders are down and the match is over


07:40 (IST)14 APR 2018

Somveer has got another hold

2 points to the Indian... and he gets 2 more

Somveer 5-0 Lawrence

07:39 (IST)14 APR 2018

We're off...

One early point for Somveer for pushing out his opponent

Somveer 1-0 Lawrence

07:38 (IST)14 APR 2018

The match is about to get underway

07:38 (IST)14 APR 2018

He is taking on Jayden Lawrence of Australia in Round 2 of the Repechage

07:38 (IST)14 APR 2018

Welcome back again

Somveer despite his loss in the quarters has a chance to claim the bronze

07:09 (IST)14 APR 2018

Unfortunate for Somveer, but he'll have a chance to go for bronze in the Repechage matches

Join us in a bit for that... Take care

07:07 (IST)14 APR 2018

Somveer really had no answers there, the Pakistani was like a train running downhill

07:07 (IST)14 APR 2018

And there it is... the match is over

Pakistan's Muhammad Inam beats India's Somveer 10-0

It's a Victory by Technical Superiority for the Pakistani

He was just too dominant

07:06 (IST)14 APR 2018

The Pakistani is looking very strong here, Somveer is unable to respond

Another 2 points to the Pakistan, this might be over soon

Somveer 0-8 Inam

07:05 (IST)14 APR 2018

And it's a very strong hold her from the Pakistani

He's picking up a bunch of points 

2 points and then gets another 2

Somveer 0-6 Inam

07:04 (IST)14 APR 2018

The Pakistani scores the first 2 points with a takedown

Somveer 0-2 Inam

07:03 (IST)14 APR 2018

And we're underway

07:02 (IST)14 APR 2018

The wrestlers are making their way out to the mat...

06:56 (IST)14 APR 2018

Somveer's opponent in the quarterfinal is Pakistan's Muhammad Inam

06:55 (IST)14 APR 2018

Can he continue his impressive run?

06:55 (IST)14 APR 2018

Somveer had a very quick match in the earlier round, pinning his opponent inside 2 minutes

06:54 (IST)14 APR 2018

Welcome back... we're getting ready for Somveer's quarterfinal match in the Men's Freestyle 86 kg competition

06:14 (IST)14 APR 2018

Somveer with a quick victory there over his first round opponent..

That takes him through to the quarterfinals

We'll back in a bit for his next match

06:13 (IST)14 APR 2018

AND IT'S OVER!!!

Somveer has won the match via Pin Fall

06:13 (IST)14 APR 2018

The Indian is looking to finish the match early...

He's going for the pin fall

The referee is checking the opponent's shoulders

06:13 (IST)14 APR 2018

2 more points given as Somveer strengthens his hold

Somveer 4-0 Kookoo

06:12 (IST)14 APR 2018

The Indian is straight away putting his opponent under pressure

He gets 2 points for the takedown

Somveer 2-0 Kookoo

06:11 (IST)14 APR 2018

And the match is underway...

06:11 (IST)14 APR 2018

This is a pre-quarterfinal match for Somveer

06:11 (IST)14 APR 2018

The wrestlers are coming out on to the mat

00:28 (IST)14 APR 2018

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of Wrestling Men's Freestyle 86 kg 1/8 Final bout between Somveer of India & Kookoo Taenontangaroo of Kiribati!

00:28 (IST)14 APR 2018

Next up is Wrestling Men's Freestyle 86 kg 1/8 Final:

Somveer (IND) vs Kookoo Taenontangaroo (KIR)


The penultimate day of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games gets underway with a lot of athletes playing in their Semifinals and Finals. 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.

Medals won on Day 9: 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-years-old won the gold medal 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 finish the tournament on a high with many more medals as the drama continues with India playing a lot of Finals and Semifinals on the last 2 days.
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