Gold Coast [Australia], April 13 (ANI): Indian wrestler Mausam Khatri settled for a silver medal after losing to Martin Erasmus of South Africa in the final bout of the men’s freestyle 97 kg event at the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games here on Friday.
The 27-year-old from Haryana failed to outplay Erasmus and suffered a 2-12 defeat in the match by technical superiority to finish second at the Carrara Sports Arena.
Khatri, a bronze-medallist in the 2010 Asian Games, had earlier bagged the Commonwealth Championship twice — in 2009 and 2011.
Meanwhile, the Indian pair of Manika Batra and Mourna Das also settled for silver in women’s doubles table tennis event.
Batra and Das lose to the Singapore team of Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu 5-11, 4-11, 5-11 in a summit showdown clash of the event to pick the medal.
Sutirtha Mukherjee and Pooja Sahasrabudhe, the other Indian in fray, loses to Malaysia’s Ying Ho and Karen Lyne 13-15, 7-11, 11-8, 7-4 in women’s doubles bronze medal match.
Elsewhere on the ninth day of the game, England’s Peter McGrail defeated India’s Hussamuddin Mohammed 5-0 in the semi-final of the men’s 56kg boxing category.
In Badminton, Rio Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu advanced to the semi-finals of the women’s singles event after defeating Canada’s Brittney Tam 21-14, 21-17 in a last-eight clash that lasted a little more than half an hour.
India’s medal tally now stands at 42 medals, including 17 gold, 11 silver and 14 bronze. (ANI)
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