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Commonwealth Games 2018: Wrestling Women's Freestyle 57 kg Nordic, Pooja Dhanda carries India's hopes, Live Updates

The action commences very soon at the Carrara Sports Arena 1 - Mat A
Updated: 13 April 2018 07:50 IST - Published: 13 April 2018 01:32 IST
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The semifinal has actually been scheduled for a little later...

So join us back in the afternoon for that.

Bye for now
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So small correction there

We had mentioned that Pooja Dhanda is through to the final
Actually, she has a semifinal match which if she wins will go to the final, apologies for that
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POOJA DHANDA in semis

Dhanda has won both her group matches and has topped Group B

She will now move on to the semifinal match 
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And that's it... the match is over

Dhanda finishes the match off by getting the Pin Fall over the Kiwi

So that win means India's Pooja Dhanda has topped Group B and she progresses to the semis
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Dhanda comes back with another strong takedown

ANother 4 points to the Indian

Looks like this contest could be over soon

Dhanda 8-0 Moceyawa
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She tried to get the pin, but the Kiwi avoids it
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Dhanda goes for the takedown and just like that she gets 4 quick points
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The referee is asking the New Zealander to get a move
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She's trying to grab her opponent down from the right
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Dhanda trying to get the shoulder of the Kiwi
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And we're off..
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Whoever wins this will be through to the gold medal match
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Here comes Dhanda
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Hello and welcome back for Pooja Dhanda's second match in Group B

She will be taking on New Zealand's Ana Moceyawa 

Dhanda 
won her first match 12-5 just a while back against Emily Schaefer of Canada
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So much for now... we'll be back in a little while for her next match
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That puts her in a great position now to go to the gold medal match
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It was a good, strong controlled bout there from Pooja Dhanda

She beat Emily Schaefer of Canada 12-5 to win on Points
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Just 5 seconds left... and Dhanda picks up another 2 points

DHANDA WINS!
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Just 30 seconds left, looks like the Indian has this one in the bag

Schafer gets 1 point for pushing the Indian out

Dhanda 10-5 Schafer
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The Canadian was looking to come back, but Dhanda does a quick counter and gets her opponent down

2 more points

Dhanda 10-4 Schafer
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90 seconds left in the contest
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But she doesn't want to give up...
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And the Canadian looks in pain with the injury again
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Dhanda is trying to keep a strong base to prevent the Canadian from getting a takedown

Nice reversal by the Indian and she gets the takedown instead... 2 more points to the Indian

Dhanda 8-4 Schafer
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2 minutes left in the match
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But Dhanda comes back with a back-hold and gets the Canadian down to get 2 points
She takes the lead again

Dhanda 6-4 Schafer
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And both wrestlers have gone off the mat, but the points have been given to Schafer

She ties it up

Dhanda 4-4 Schafer
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Round 2 begins...
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And that's the end of Round 1

Pooja Dhanda leads 4-2 over Canada's Emily Schafer
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But it looks like she's unable to use her right arm to the full because of the injury
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She looks good to go and the match resumes
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The doctor is out on the mat and is assessing the Canadian
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Looks like the Canadian is injured... she stayed down holding her shoulder after that last takedown
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But the Indian comes back with a takedown and gets another 2 points

Dhanda 4-2 Schafer
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Schafer comes back with another point... all tied up

Dhanda 2-2 Schafer
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Dhanda has got behind her opponent and gets her off her feet... 2 points to the Indian

Dhanda 2-1 Schafer
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Schafer is looking to push the Indian out and she manages it. She gets a point

Dhanda 0-1 Schafer
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Both wrestlers trying to get an advantage... they're going cautiously
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Canada's Emily Schafer is keeping a strong stance to prevent the Indian from attacking
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And w're off
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Here come the wrestlers
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Pooja Dhanda finished 8th in the recent World Championships in Paris last year

She did finish 1st in the Commonwealth Championships in the 55 kg class in 2013
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We have another India vs Canada match on the wrestling mat

This has been a rivalry since yesterday with wrestlers from both these countries doing well
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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of Wrestling Women's Freestyle 57 kg Nordic Group B Matches!
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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 Women's Freestyle 57 kg Nordic Group B Matches:
 
1. Pooja Dhanda (IND) vs Emily Schaefer (CAN)
2. Pooja Dhanda (IND) vs Ana Moceyawa (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.