Commonwealth Games 2014,Glasgow Surrey’s Arjun Gill wins gold medal in­­ 97kg freestyle wrestling

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arjun-gill with gold medalCANADA commonwealth games medalGlasgow/Surrey: Surrey resident Arjun Gill has won the gold medal in the men’s 97kg freestyle wrestling category at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Arjun Gill wrestled against Hugh Mccloskey of Northern Ireland in the Quarter finals. In the semi-final match, Gill competed with Sam Belkin of New Zealand for the chance to wrestle for gold. Gill received the first two points with an attempt to push his opponent from the ring. Gill ended by winning 14-1. In the gold medal match, Gill met Satywart Kadian from India. In a close bout and with the score 4-2 for the Indian wrestler, Gill pushed Kadian from the ring, Gill tied it up and fought on to win. Post match while speaking with media Gill said that it means a lot to him and his family. He is happy to have made his country proud. 2012 Olympian Dave Tremblay (61kg) from Windsor won the match over India’s Bajang to win Gold. David battled Bajrang from India who was a World bronze medallist. Dorothy Yeats of Montreal battled local Scott Sarah Jones in the 69kg weight-class in the Quarter finals. Yeats confidently won 11-0. In the semi-finals, Yeats met Indian wrestler Kaur N Navjot. In finals, Yeats beat Angele Tomo of Cameroon to win Gold. Doug Yeats, Dorothy’s father, is five-time Canadian Olympic Team member in Greco Roman Wrestling from 1976-1992. In the women’s 58kg weight-class Braxton Stone of Ontario won Bronze Medal.Jillian Gallays  won another Bronze for Canada in 53kg Women’s wrestling.