April 12, 2018 13:43 IST

CWG 2018: Wrestler Rahul Aware wins gold medal for India

1 of 3 Wrestler Rahul Aware,Rahul Aware,Rahul Aware wins Gold,CWG 2018,Commonwealth Games
The Maharashtra wrestler showed his true class in the second round. He had increased his lead by one point in the initial stages before the Canadian scored three points to reduce the gap. Aware however, made an ankle hold to execute the classic 'fitlay' move which saw rack up eight consecutive points.
2 of 3 Wrestler Rahul Aware,Rahul Aware,Rahul Aware wins Gold,CWG 2018,Commonwealth Games
Indian wrestler Rahul Aware won gold in the men's 57 kilogram category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Thursday. Aware overpowered Steven Takahashi of Canada 15-7 in the final.
3 of 3 Wrestler Rahul Aware,Rahul Aware,Rahul Aware wins Gold,CWG 2018,Commonwealth Games
The Indian was dominant right from the start, pulling off three two-points moves in the first round. Although the Canadian showed excellent technical prowess with a four-point move, it was enough to prevent Aware from taking a two-point lead into the break.