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India wins Commonwealth Greco-Roman championship

India wins C'wealth Greco-Roman championship

Cape Town: India bagged seven medals, including four gold, to clinch the Commonwealth Greco-Roman Wrestling championships here on Sunday.

India did not have an easy go at the Greco-Roman championships as it did in freestyle as South African wrestlers came close to beating India for team title but India pulled it through.

India with 4 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medals won the 2005 Commonwealth Greco-Roman team title and South Africa placed second, while Canada took the third place.

Markus Dekker was selected as the best wrestler of the 2005 Commonwealth Greco-Roman Wrestling championships. Other awards went to two Indian wrestlers, Geetika Jakhar 63 kg, for best women's Freestyle wrestler and Ramesh Kumar 74 kg for best male Freestyle wrestler.

India won the team trophies for the freestyle men and women and Greco-Roman men. South Africa placed second and Canada was third. — UNI

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