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July 2014

Yogeshwar wins fifth wrestling gold for India

Glasgow, July 31: Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt won the fifth wrestling gold medal for India beating Jevon Balfour of Canada in the final of the men's freestyle 65kg category in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC Hall here Thursday.Yogeshwar was declared the winner on grounds of technical superiority after he took a 10-0 lead within 1.53 minutes of the first period. It was also the second gold medal of the day after Babita Kumari's triumph in the women's freestyle 55kg category.

Indian wrestler Babita wins gold

Glasgow, July 31: Indian wrestler Babita Kumari put on a stunning show to win the gold medal beating Canada's Brittanee Laverdure in the final of the women's 55kg freestyle category in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC Hall here Thursday.The 24-year-old Babita, who had bagged the silver in the 2010 Commonwealth Games, won 9-2 against the 32-year-old Brittanee, who ended up injuring her finger during the bout. Babita dominated most of the proceedings and it was only in the last 15 seconds that…

Indian artistic gymnast Dipa gets bronze

Glasgow, July 31: Indian artistic gymnast Dipa Karmakar clinched the women's vault bronze in the final of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday.England's Claudia Fragapane won the gold with an average score of 14.633 while Canada's Elsabeth Black took home the silver with 14.433 at the SSE Hydro. Agartala-born Dipa got the bronze with an average score of 14.366.

Indian road cyclists finish 28th, 37th

Glasgow, July 31: Indian road cyclists Arvind Panwar and Sombir finished 28th and 37th in the men's individual time trial of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday.The gold was won by England's Alex Dowsett, who completed the trial in 47 minutes and 41.78 seconds while Australia's Rohan Dennis finished second to take the silver in 47:51.08. Welsh Geraint Thomas ended the race in 47:55.82 to take the bronze at the Cycling Time Trial Course. Meerut-born Panwar completed the trial in 57:21.52 while…

Shuttler Kashyap reaches CWG quarters

Glasgow, July 31: Indian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap, R.M.V. Gurusaidutt and P.C. Thulasi won their respective Round of 16 matches to enter the quarter-finals of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday.Men's singles second seed Kashyap needed only 24 minutes to move past Australia's Jeff Tho 21-7, 21-8 while fifth seed Gurusaidutt beat Andrew D'Souza 21-13, 21-9 in 27 minutes at the Emirates Arena. Later sixth seed Thulasi defeated Canadian Rachel Honderich 21-12, 21-7 in 31 minutes to move into the…
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