Rahul Aware

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Rahul Balasaheb Aware
Personal information
Born (1991-11-02) 2 November 1991 (age 27)
SportFreestyle wrestling
Event(s)57 kg

Rahul Balasaheb Aware (born 2 November 1991) is an Indian male freestyle wrestler who competes in the men's freestyle 57 kg category. He has won Gold medal in 57 kg division at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.


2008 Commonwealth Pune India - Rahul Won the Gold Medal

2009 Junior Asian Wrestling Championship Won the Gold Medal

2009 Junior World Wrestling Championship Silver Medal

2018 21st Commonwealth Games gold medal in the 57kg freestyle

5 Time Gold medalist in National Championships

2011 Asian Wrestling Championship[edit]

At the tournament in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Rahul won the bronze medal in the men's freestyle 55 kg category.

In the first round, Rahul faced Rasul Kaliev of Kazakhstan and beat him 3:1. In the next round, he lost 1:3 to Kyong-Il Yang of South Korea. Being able to qualify for the repechage round, his first repechage opponent was Nasibulla Kurbanov of Uzbekistan and beat him 3:1. He was able to contest for the bronze medal against Firas Al Ali Rifaee from Syria and won it 5:0.[1]

2011 Commonwealth Wrestling Championships[edit]

At the tournament in Melbourne, Rahul won the gold medal in the men's freestyle 55 kg category, beating out Gilbert Musonza of Canada and Craig McKenna of Scotland.

2016 Olympics[edit]

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced earlier in April 2015, that 45 athletes will be provided financial support under the 'Target Olympic Podium' programme devised by the Indian Government. The Minister said recent performance, consistency in performance, performance vis-a-vis international standards were among the criteria followed while selecting the athletes.

Rahul, along with fellow wrestlers Sushil Kumar (men's freestyle 74 kg), Yogeshwar Dutt (men's freestyle 66 kg), Amit Kumar (men's freestyle 57 kg) get Rs. 7.5 million each, while Bajrang (men's freestyle 66 kg), Babita Kumari (women's 53 kg) and Vinesh Phogat (women's 48 kg) will be awarded RS. 4.5 million each.[2]

2018 Commonwealth Games[edit]

Rahul won gold medal in 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast. In a gripping final bout against Canada's Steven Takahashi, Aware won 15-7 despite struggling with injury in the latter half. This is the first gold for Aware in CWG.[3]

Other titles[edit]

  • Golden Grand Prix, 2010 – Bronze[4]
  • Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament, 2012, Silver[5]


  1. ^ "International Wrestling Database". www.iat.uni-leipzig.de. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Govt. selects 45 athletes for assistance under TOP". The Hindu. 28 April 2015. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  3. ^ "CWG 2018: Gold for Sushil Kumar, Rahul Aware and silver for Babita Kumari as wrestlers dominate". Times of India. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  4. ^ "International Wrestling Database". www.iat.uni-leipzig.de. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  5. ^ "International Wrestling Database". www.iat.uni-leipzig.de. Retrieved 3 November 2015.

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