Commonwealth Games 2018: Sushil Kumar, Babita Phogat and Rahul Aware through to wrestling finals

Gold Coast: Double Olympic-medallist Sushil Kumar (74kg) turned on the style with comprehensive victories as three Indians assured themselves of medals on the opening day of Commonwealth Games' wrestling competition.

 Commonwealth Games 2018: Sushil Kumar, Babita Phogat and Rahul Aware through to wrestling finals

Sushil Kumar wins against Muhammad Asad Butt. Reuters

Sushil, the defending champion, scored easy victories over Canada's Jevon Balfour and Pakistan's Muhammad Asad Butt by technical superiority before scoring a victory by fall over Australia's Connor Evans.

He will be taking on South Africa's Johannes Botha in the last summit clash later on Thursday.

Babita Phogat (53kg) also made the final and set up a clash with Canada's Diana Weicker after notching up wins over Nigeria's Samuel Bose, Sri Lanka's Deepika Dilhani, and Australia's Carissa Holland.

Rahul Aware (57kg) also had a smooth passage into the final with comprehensive wins over England's George Ramm, Australia's Thomas Cicchini and Pakistan's Muhammad Bilal. He will face Canada's Steven Takahashi in the final.

Kiran (76kg) will compete for the bronze medal after a semi-final loss to Nigeria's Blessing Onyebuchi.

Updated Date: Apr 12, 2018 11:09:41 IST



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