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CWG: Wrestlers Sushil, Amit, Vinesh wins gold
Damini Dawar | 30 Jul 2014

Sushil Kumar Solanki, an Indian World Champion wrestler put on a stunning show in the Common Wealth Games (CWG) winning three of the five gold medals on offer on Tuesday. The two-time Olympic medalist Sushil just took 107 minutes to clinch the gold medal in the men's 74kg freestyle category beating Pakistan's Qamar Abbas in an one-sided affair.

Sushil had won both his Olympic medals, bronze in Beijing and silver in London, 2010 World Championship gold, 2010 Asian Games gold and the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold in the 66kg category. He was leading 6-2 in the first period when referee decided to give it in favour of the Indian, who managed to pin down Abbas.

It was a successful day for India at the wrestling competition at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC). With this three gold medals, India is now at fifth position in the medal's standing. Amit Kumar and teenager Vinesh Phogat also bagged gold medals while Rajeev Tomar settled for the silver medal, as reported by Hindustan Times.

Amit won the gold medal in the men's freestyle 57kg category beating Nigerian Ebikweminomo Welson. He had beaten Mauritian Jean Guliyan Bandoo 5-0 in the Round of 16 and then got the better of South African Bokang Masunyane 4-0 in the quarter-final.

Whereas Vinesh Phogat registered a thrilling 11-8 win over England's Yana Rattigan to clinch the gold medal in the women's freestyle 48kg wrestling competition. She has beaten Canadian Jasmine Mian in the semi-finals of the women's 48kg freestyle category and Nigerian Rosemary Nweke in the quarter-finals.

Tomar had defeated New Zealand's Marcus Carney in the semi-final and Nigerian Sinivie Boltic in the quarters. But lost in a close-contest of 0-3 to Jarvis and settled for the silver.