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Rahul Aware opens wrestling gold account

Press Trust of India  |  Gold Coast 

opened India's gold medal account at the 21st but defending champion Babita Phogat (53kg) settled for a silver medal after being outmanoeuvred by Canada's in the summit clash here today.

Aware defeated Canada's in an exciting contest to claim the top hours. This was the first CWG medal of his career.

Babita, who claimed a silver in the 2010 edition before a gold in Glasgow, failed to break through her rival's defences, going down 2-5 in the contest.

Her medal opened India's account in the competition of the Games.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 13:45 IST