Now Wrestling Veterans To Show Their Skills Sets At Gold Coast


New Delhi: Indian wrestling veterans including Sushil Kumar in the lead and are expected to dominate their rivals on Thursday. It will be the first day of competition for the wrestlers. Indian women’s hockey team takes on Australia in the semi-final, while shooters would hope to maintain their rich vein of form. Indian contingent has fared reasonably well in Gold Coast so far.
Rahul Aware, competing in the 57kg freestyle wrestling category, has entered the final, beating Pakistan’s Muhammad Bilal in the semis. As expected, Indian wrestlers have made a good start, dominating the proceedings on the mat at Gold Coast 2018. Sushil Kumar, Rahul Aware, BabitaKumari and Kiran breezed through their opening round matches. AAll four are gold-medal contenders and India’s medal tally is likely to swell by the end of today’s action in the Commonwealth Games.

Apart from double Olympic medallistSushil (men’s 74kg freestyle), Rahul Aware (Men’s 57 kg), BabitaKumari (women’s 53kg), Kiran (women’s 76kg) are also competing. In shooting, AnjumMoudgil and TejaswiniSawant are competing in the 50m rifle prone finals. Neeraj Kumar and Anish will be playing in the Qualification - Stage 1 of men’s 25m rapid fire pistol.
In athletics, SeemaPunia and NavjeetDhillon are competing in the women’s discus throw final while Nellickal V. Neena and Nayana James will aim for medal in women’s long jump.
Apart from them, top Indian shuttlers like PV Sindhu, SainaNehwal, KidambiSrikanth and HS Prannoy will play in the Round of 16 of individual competition. The Indian table tennis players will also compete in their Round of 16 individual matches.


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