Commonwealth Games 2014: Babita Kumari Wrestles to Gold in Women's 55kg Freestyle

Babita Kumari defeated Canada's Brittanee Laverdure 9-2 to bag fourth gold medal for India in wrestling.

Updated: July 31, 2014 22:10 IST
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Babita Kumari celebrates after winning gold.


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 on Thursday. (Day 8 Blog | Medals | Results)

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.

It was the fourth gold medal for India in wrestling.

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