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Day 9 at Commonwealth Games 2018 - India grabs two gold medals in wrestling
India continued its amazing run in Commonwealth Games 2018 on day 9. With wrestling leading the day for India, wrestler Sushil Kumar won second gold medal of the day after defeating South Africa's Johannes Botha in the 74 kg final on Thursday. The 34-year-old became the first Indian wrestler to win three gold medals at the Commonwealth Games, with earlier wins in 2010 and 2014.

Earlier today, giving India its first gold of the day, wrestler Rahul Aware defeated Canada’s Steven Takahashi in men’s 57 kg freestyle wrestling. The 26-year-old wrestler defeated the Canadian with a score of 15-7.  

Babita Phogat opened India's wrestling medal tally, though missing out gold to Canada's Diana Weicker in the final of the 53 kg freestyle event. Losing by 3-1, Phogat had to settle for silver. 

Another medal for India came from Belmont Shooting Centre with shooter Tejaswini Sawant winning silver in 50m prone shooting event at the Gold Coast. The shooter from Maharashtra finished second with the final score of 618.9.  

Appearing in the Commonwealth Games for the third time, this was Tejaswini’s sixth medal at the Games. Earlier in 2006, the shooter had won gold in 10m air rifle and 10m air rifle (pairs) in Melbourne and two silvers in 50m rifle prone and Women’s 50 m rifle, 3 positions and a bronze in 50m rifle prone (pairs) respectively in New Delhi in 2010. With this win, the 37-year-old became the first Indian woman to win a medal twice in 50m prone shooting event at the Commonwealth Games.    

India currently stands at the third position with fourteen gold, five silver and eight bronze medals.

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