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India rules wrestling mat in Commonwealth Games, bags three gold and one silver

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - 11:41pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

Indian wrestlers had a golden run in Commonwealth games on Tuesday night. In total India won three gold and one silver.

Amit Kumar, Asian champion of last year started the haul with a 6-2 win over Welson. Amit ran up a 4-2 lead in first period and consolidated that further in second to complete the 6-2 victory.

19 Year old Vinesh Phogat brought home the second gold. Competing in women's 48 kg category she defeated England's Yana Rattigan 3-1 in the final.

The third gold was probably the most expected one. Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar was in its usual dominant self even though he competed in the 74 kg category this time. The victory was particularly sweet as he defeated grappler from Pakistan Qamar Abbas by easily pining him.

The day could have ended perfectly but Rajiv Tomar failed to emulate the feat of his fellow countrymen. He was outclassed by Canada's K Jarvis 0-3, and took the silver. 



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