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Wrestlers Yogeshwar, Babita win gold for India

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Glasgow: 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 Brittanne managed to open her scoring but by then it was all over.

Raising the number to five, Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt also won the wrestling gold medal for India beating Jevon Balfour of Canada in the final of the men's freestyle 65kg category.

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.


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