Former Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar clinched Gold for India in men’s wrestling (74kg category) on Thursday at the ongoing 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast. Sushil won the gold medal in Commonwealth Games by defeating South Africa’s Johannes Botha by 10-0 in the men’s 74kg class event. The veteran Indian wrestler defeated South Africa’s Johannes Botha by technical superiority in the summit clash of the men’s freestyle event to defend his 2014 title. This was India’s 29th medal at the 2018 Games. India now has 14 Gold, 6 Silver and 9 Bronze medals and they are in the No.3 position of Points tally. Sushil’s Gold was India’s second yellow metal of the day and fourth overall in wrestling. Earlier, Rahul Aware defeated Canada’s Steven Takahashi in the 57kg freestyle final to clinch Gold.
Sushil turned Botha in the first minute and took four points, and after that he got two more points of slipping him down. Sushil did not even gave a chance to handle Botha. Sushil repeatedly twisted the Russian wrestler and won the gold medal. Women wrestlers Babita Kumari claimed Silver and Kiran took Bronze in their respective categories.The 2014 Glasgow Games gold medallist, Babita lost in the final 2-5 to Canada’s Diana Weicker to finish second in the 53kg. Kiran won Bronze by defeating Katouskia Paridhaven of Mauritius in the women’s Freestyle 76kg repechage round. She had lost in the semi-finals by technical superiority.
However, Wrestler Sushil Kumar has dedicated his gold medal to school children, who were died in a bus accident in Noorpur, Himachal Pradesh. After winning the gold medal in the 21st Commonwealth Games held in Australia, Gold Coast, Sushil tweeted. On Monday, the 42-seater school bus, after leaving the house in Noorpur district Kangra, fell to 700 feet deep in the ditch. There were 27 people including 23 children, were died in the accident. In the incident, 23 children between the ages of 4 and 12 died. Apart from this, the driver of the bus, a woman and a male teacher and another woman were also killed in the accident.