After winning the Gold Medal in Common Wealth Games 2018 held at Gold Cost Australia, wrestler Sushil Kumar has dedicated his victory to the children killed in a bus accident in Himachal Pradesh. 23 children died in this tragic accident.
Proud moment. With love & blessings of fellow Indians I have Won Gold for 3rd time in #CommonwealthGames2018 .This award is a tribute to my parents, my guru Satpal Ji & @yogrishiramdev ji and kids who passed away in #HimachalPradesh bus accident #Jaihind #CWG2018
— Sushil Kumar (@WrestlerSushil) April 12, 2018
Sushil has written in his tweet that this medal is dedicated to children who have lost their lives in the accident. Sushil Kumar gave India Gold in 74 kg of men’s freestyle style. As expected, this Star Wrestler broke up on Johanas Botha of South Africa in the final and captured the gold in just one minute. With a routing 10-0 scoreline Sushil won his third gold medal in the Commonwealth Games. Earlier, he had won gold medal in the 2010 Delhi and 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth games. Sushil Kumar also won two Olympic medals. He has won the bronze and silver medal in the Olympics. He did not get the chance to go to Rio Olympics.
Rahul and Babita also win gold silver
Rahul Aware of Maharashtra won the men’s 57kg final by defeating Canada’s Steven Takahashi 15-7. In the very first minute, Rahul performed well and hit Takahashi and got two points. However, not giving the opportunity to handle Rahul the next moment, the Canadian wrestler took full reciprocating four points. After this, Rahul also put pressure on Takahashi and took six points while rolling his oppponent. The Canadian wrestler also did not give up and gave Rahul a good fight and scored two points and equal 6-6. With a few seconds left to finish the match, Rahul upped the ante again and scored a 15-6 victory over Takahashi.
At the same time, defending champion Babita Phogat had to be satisfied with the silver medal in the women’s wrestling competition of 53kg. Babita won the gold medal in the 2010 Delhi Games in Silver and Glasgow in 2014. She was defeated today by Diana Weicker 2-5. Babita defeated Nigerian Samuels Bose, Sri Lanka’s Deepika Dilhani and Australia’s Carissa Holland to reach the final.