CWG Day Of Medals: Grappler Kiran Bags Bronze In 76kg Freestyle
Thursday (April 12) is turning out to be the best so far for Indian women at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG). Grappler Kiran bagged a bronze via repechage in the women’s freestyle 76 kg.
With shooter Tejaswini finishing second in the women’s 50m Prone Finals and winning the silver medal and Babita Kumari also bagging silver medal in the women’s freestyle 53 kg Nordic wrestling category, Indian women are rocking the podium.
With wrestler Kiran clinching a bronze medal, India’s medals tally, currently reads 28. This includes 13 Gold, 6 silver, 9 bronze
Kiran took an early 10-0 lead in the first period against Mauritius’s Katouskia Pariadhaven. Later in the game she won the match by technical superiority. She dominated the entire bout.
Kiran had beaten Cameroon’s Danielle Guemde in her quarterfinal in the Women’s 76 kg Freestyle wrestling event. She later had a tough semi-final and lost to Blessing Onyebuchi of Nigeria, conceding a 0-10 deficit in the first round itself to lose by technical superiority.
Kudos to you, Kiran!
Now, all eyes are on the Indian women’s hockey team that takes on Australia in the semifinal at 4:45 pm. The confident Indian team would take on world number five and overwhelming favourites Australia.
The captain Rani Rampal-led team India have had three consecutive victories. It stormed into the semifinals after a surprise 2-3 defeat against Wales in the tournament-opener. The women’s team keeps improving and is eyeing its quest for the gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. SheThePeople.TV wishes them the very best!
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