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Commonwealth Games 2018: Wrestling Men's Freestyle 97 kg Finals, India's Mausam Khatri fighting for gold, Live Updates

The action commences at very soon at the Carrara Sports Arena 1 - Mat B
Updated: 13 April 2018 14:32 IST - Published: 13 April 2018 12:32 IST
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The South African proved too quick for the Indian. He was able to attack better and was able to counter many of Khatri's attacks into reversals and he finished it in the first round itself

With that silver, India have claimed 1 gold, 2 silvers and 1 bronze today from wrestling

Overall, India has won 3 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze from the wrestling competitions thus far
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And it's done

Erasmus seals the win with another takedown with just a few seconds left to go in Round 1

Khatri had no answer for the South African

Khatri 2-12 Erasmus 

The South African wins the match by Technical Superiority and takes the gold

Mausam Khatri has to settle for silver
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Khatri goes for the attack, but the South African is so quick that he's able to counter everything

Khatri gets a point, but the South African gets 4 more

Khatri 2-10 Erasmus
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The South African has taken a 5 point lead with 1 minute left in Round 1
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The South African has got Khatri's leg and he's got 2 more points

Khatri 1-6 Erasmus
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Khatri goes for an attack, but the South African brilliantly counters the throw and turns it into attack

He gets 4 points for that

Khatri 1-4 Erasmus

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The Indian gets the first point by pushing the South African out

Khatri 1-0 Erasmus
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Both wrestlers trying to get inside the opponent's defence
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Both these wrestlers won all their earlier matches by Technical Superiority

And we're underway
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Here come the two wrestlers
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It's India vs South Africa in the final of the Men's 97 kg Freestyle

Mausam Khatri vs Martin Erasmus
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We are almost about to begin
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Not long to go now


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Khatri has won gold medal twice at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships - at Melbourne in 2011 and at Jalandhar in 2009

Both of those wins were in the 96 kg category
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If he does, India will have an identical return to what they got yesterday
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India has so far won 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze today from wrestling

Can Khatri make it 2 golds?
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We are about 2 matches away from khatri's final
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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of Wrestling Men's Freestyle 97 kg Finals between Mausam Khatri of India & Martin Erasmus of South Africa!
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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 97 kg Gold Medal match:

Mausam Khatri (IND) & Martin Erasmus (RSA)


Mausam Khatri has had a tremendous outing so far, beating Alexios of Cyprus by Technical Superiority in the 1/4 Final, and beating Soso Tamarau of Nigeria by Points in the Semifinal.

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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