The Indian wrestler made a huge comeback after losing 0-2 in the first round and scored 4-4 and then 6-4. In the second round, Takahashi showed a great deal of persistence and made the score again equal to 6-6. But Rahul again showed excellent control over Takahashi and took the score to 9-6 and 13-6 and in the end, playing the best bet, he finished at 15-7.
CWG: Sushil Kumar clinches gold in men's wrestling 74kg category
Two-time Olympic medallist and veteran Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar defeated South Africa's Johannes Botha to clinch gold in men's wrestling 74kg category here at the ongoing Commonwealth games on Thursday.This was India's 29th medal at the ongoing Commonwealth games. India now has 14 gold, six silver and nine bronze.
The two-time Olympic medallist had bagged gold medal in the freestyle 66kg in 2010 Commonwealth games in New Delhi.It took just 80 seconds for Sushil to bag the medal for the country as he maintained a supreme right from the start to ensure that there was no slip-up without even allowing his South African opponent to launch a fight back.
The Indian wrestler outclassed Botha in the first round 10-0 and was awarded the victory on his technical superiority over his opponent. Earlier, Rahul Aware defeated Canada's Steven Takahashi in the 57kg freestyle final to clinch Gold.
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 Broze by defeating Katouskia Paridhaven of Mauritius in the women's Freestyle 76kg category.(UNI)