CWG 2018: Babita Kumari settles for Silver, Kiran gets Bronze

first_imgBabita Kumari on Thursday won Silver in the women’s Freestyle 53kg Nordic to register India’s first medal in wrestling on Day 8 of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.Babita was defeated by Canada’s Diana Weicker 2-5 in the final.Babita had booked her chance for the top prize with three back-to-back wins in the Nordic event, and accumulating 13 classification points.Babita started off by defeating Bose Samuel of Nigeria in her opening bout. Babita shook off a strong start by the Nigerian to clinch a 3-1 win.Samuel had taken an early lead but Babita pulled off a two-point move to put her nose ahead. She earned another point with a take down to bolster her lead.CWG 2018, DAY 8 LIVEMEDALS TALLYCWG 2018 FULL COVERAGEBabita was even more dominant in her next bout, defeating Sri Lanka’s Deepika Dilhani by fall early in the first period, hence earning a 5-0 win.She was too good for Carissa Holland of Australia as well, beating her in 36 seconds and clinching another victory by fall to earn another 5-0 win and set up the gold medal match against Canada’s Weicker to contest for Gold.Her Candian opponent too won all of her matches, beating Australia’s Holland 4-0, Sri Lanka’s Dilhani 4-0 and Samuel of Nigeria 4-0.Babita had earlier won Silver in the women’s Freestyle 51kg category at the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games.Ealier in the day, India’s Tejaswini Sawant got India’s first medal as she clinched a Silver in the women’s 50m Rifle Prone event.advertisementKIRAN WINS BRONZE IN FREESTYLE 76KGKiran won Bronze by defeating Katouskia Paridhaven of Mauritius in the women’s Freestyle 76kg.She had lost in the semi-finals to Blessing Onyebuchi of Nigeria, conceding a 0-10 deficit in the first round itself to lose by technical superiority.Bouts are awarded on the basis of technical superiority when one wrestler takes a lead of 10 or more points.Kiran had started her campaign by defeating Danielle Sino Guemde of Cameroon by technical superiority.She taken a 4-1 lead in the first round before scoring seven consecutive points in the second to wrap up the victory.(With inputs from IANS)last_img

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