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CWG 2018, Day 8 Live Highlights: Sushil Kumar, Rahul Aware seized gold, Babita Kumari wins silver; Kiran clinched Bronze

CWG 2018, Day 8 Live Highlights: Sushil Kumar, Rahul Aware seized gold, Babita Kumari wins silver; Kiran clinched Bronze
Written by Abhishek Lohia

After weightlifting action, the wait was for wrestling to begin in hopes of the medal has completed when Indian Wrestlers Sushil Kumar, Babita Kumari, Rahul Aware and Kiran won the medal respectively. Indian wrestlers Rahul Aware won the gold medal at 57-kg Freestyle category and seized 13th Gold Medal for Team India, while Indian top-wrestler Sushil Kumar wins his third consecutive Gold medal in Commonwealth games. On Thursday, all four wrestlers were expected to medal. Indian Female Wrestler Babita Kumari seized Silver medal in her event while Wrestler Kiran clinched Bronze medal in her category and increased Indian Medal tally in CWG 2018. Action in badminton, squash and table tennis will continue before concluding with India taking on Australia in women’s hockey. The action will continue to live on Sony Ten Network and Sony Liv app. will give all the scores, updates and information about CWG Games 2018. For more updates and news, get in touch with us.

Indian Schedule on Day 8 at Commonwealth Games(After 9:30 AM IST)

1:40 PM IST- That was easy pickings for Kiran. Some solid handwork allowed Kiran to pin her opponent down repeatedly. She wins the match by technical superiority. 

1:30 PM IST-Kiran is off the mark, gets two points in the opening of the match. Her Mauritian opponent is fighting at the moment. Kiran gets an extra takedown. She leads 6-0.

1:00 PM IST- Rahul Aware beats Steve Takahashi 15-7 to win the gold medal in Men’s 57kg Freestyle wrestling. Rahul Takes the Indian flag around himself and rakes in the loud chants from a packed arena. One can hear, “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” chants in a Gold Coast arena!

12:50 PM IST- Rahul Aware vs Steven Takahashi underway in the 57kg freestyle wrestling category. Brilliant stuff by Aware to flip Takahashi over. Came out of nowhere and created little time to react. But the Canadian returns with four points of his own. He leads 4-2 now with a minute left in the period. Rahul levels matters by adding two points and then two more to take the lead. Brilliant final 20 seconds for Rahul there. He leads 6-4 after the first period

12:40 PM IST- Babita Kumari loses 2-5 to Diana Weicker and gets the silver medal in the 53kg Nordic Style event. Had little look against an extremely strong and powerful Canadian. Wins a Bronze Medal for India 

12:35 PM IST- Both wrestlers enter the ring. Both have been completely dominant so far. Babita with 13 points, Weicker with 12. Very evenly matched early on, little to separate the two. Weicker gets the first point after Babita fails to get the required point on the shot clock. At the end of the first period, Weicker leading with 1-0


Babita Kumari vs Diana Weicker (53kg Nordic)

Rahul Aware vs Steven Takahashi (57kg Freestyle)

Sushil Kumar vs Johannes Botha (74kg Freestyle)


Kiran vs Katouskia Pariadhaven (76kg Freestyle)

11:30 AM IST- The finals – medal matches – will begin from 12.30 PM IST. So plenty to wait until then for the first medal from the mat. You can follow proceedings from Day 8


TT (men’s singles round of 16)
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran


Wrestling (women’s freestyle 53 kg nordic system match)
Babita Kumari


TT (men’s doubles Rd of 16)
Achantha Sharat/Sathiyan Gnanasekaran


TT (men’s doubles Rd of 16)
Harmeet Desai/Sanil Shetty


Badminton (women’s singles round of 16)
Saina Nehwal


Badminton (men’s doubles round of 16)
Satwik Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty


Athletics (women’s heptathlon shot put)
Purnima Hembram


Athletics (women’s long jump final)
Nellickal V Neena
Nayana James


Badminton (women’s doubles round of 16)
N Sikki Reddy/Ashwini Ponnappa


Athletics (women’s discus throw final)
Seema Punia

Navjeet Dhillon

 4:27 pm
Athletics (women’s heptathlon 200m)
Purnima Hembram
 4:45 pm
 Hockey (women’s SF)
 India v Australia

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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