Surrey wrestler wins Commonwealth gold

SURREY – Arjun Gill is feeling golden after standing atop the podium and seeing the Canadian flag raised at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The 23-year-old defeated India’s Satywart Kadian 3-1 in the final of the 97 kg weight class on Wednesday (July 30).

“This means a lot. It means a lot to my family, it means a lot to me, it means a lot to Canada,” Gill said after the match.

He also mentioned that his opponent was tough and gave him no easy points.

“He moves his hands really well so it’s hard to score,” said Gill.

Gill was born in Quesnel before moving to Surrey and training with Guru Hargobind Wrestling Club.

He is also a wrestler for the SFU Clan and won the 2014 National Championship in Edmonton on June 13.

As of Friday, Canada was sitting in third place in the medal count with a total of 69 behind England with 132 and Australia with 117.