Commonwealth Games: India's Rahul Aware claims gold in wrestling

Commonwealth Games: India's Rahul Aware claims gold in wrestling

Shreyasi Singh held her nerve and capitalised on her opponent's lapses to win the women's double trap gold medal in the 21st Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.

It was India's second medal of the day after shooter Om Prakash Mitharval bagged his second bronze medal in the men's 50m pistol event of the prestigious quadrennial event.

Mittal and Ashab finished third and fourth in a very strong field that included Olympic silver medalist James Willett and Tim Kneale, who had won bronze in the same event in Rio.

It took Sushil one-minute-and-twenty seconds to defeat South Africa's Johannes Botha on technical superiority to claim his third successive gold medal at the CWG.

Sushil, 34, has not made the news for a positive reason since four years ago when he won gold at the Glasgow Games.

Shreyasi's success in Double Trap was one of the three shooting medals India won yesterday. After that, the legendary Sushil Kumar took centrestage and absolutely stormed away with the second Gold medal for the day. In doing so, Kumar set up a semi-final tie with local wrestler Connor Evans in the former's bid for glory in Gold Coast.

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The 26-year-old from Giddhaur in Banka district of called her victory the greatest achievement so far. Both shooters had finished the final round on 96 points each.

It's the milestone medal of my career: Shreyasi Singh "My favourite event is double trap and that's why I'm really happy that I was able to give it a grand salute from my end", Shreyasi told TOI here.

The Delhi-born Shreyasi won the individual silver medal in double trap in Glasgow and followed that by winning a bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. I would have fought till whatever time it was necessary to get this medal.

It's the first time I am experiencing something like this. Aware had earlier won a silver medal in 61kg class in last year's Commonwealth Championship. The competitions of this weight will be held under a single league system because of the little number of entries.

On her comeback after trailing in two rounds, Shreyasi said, "My coaches really helped me, and my family is also here so they were a big support for me".

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