Babita Kumari wins 11th Gold for India in Commonwealth Games 2014

Babita Kumari wins gold medal after beating Canada's Brittanee Laverdure 9-2 in Women's Freestyle 55kg final at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday. She, earlier, overpowered Louisa Porogovska of England in the semifinal. The young Indian defeated the veteran from Canada, B. Laverdure in the lopsided Women’s Free Style 55 kg gold medal match. 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.
Her brilliant performance has given India its 11th gold medal overall and 4th on the name of wrestlers. India’s medal tally now moves to 44 with 20 silver and 13 bronze included. Babita Kumari earlier participated in 51 kg category and had won the silver medal in Commonwealth Games 2010. She has also won a bronze medal at the 2012 World Wrestling Championships.

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