Commonwealth Video games: Sakshi Malik wins India’s eighth gold medal; second in wrestling-Sports activities Information , Firstpost

File picture of wrestler Sakshi Malik. AFP

India’s star wrestler Sakshi Malik received India’s second gold medal within the self-discipline on the Commonwealth Video games 2022 when she defeated Canada’s Ana Gonzalez by pinfall within the girls’s 62 kg class remaining in Birmingham on Friday. This was additionally India’s eighth gold medal on the ongoing quadrennial occasion.

Earlier Bajrang Punia confirmed the primary wrestling gold within the males’s 65kg class proper after Anshu Malik opened the medal account within the 57kg class. This additionally makes Sakshi the primary Indian girls wrestler to assert gold within the Birmingham Video games. This was additionally the Rio Olympic bronze medallist’s first gold within the CWG as she earlier received a silver (2014 in 58kg) and bronze (2018 in 62kg).

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Within the remaining bout, Sakshi had an opportunity to take two factors on a takedown however Gonzalez flip it round to take two factors of a near-fall transfer for an early lead within the first half. Earlier than the tip of the primary half, Gonzalez carried out one other takedown to stretch her result in 4-0.

Sakshi got here again sturdy within the second half by profitable the bout in seconds by pinfall after taking 4 factors earlier than.

Sakshi Malik earlier confirmed medals by reaching the finals within the 62kg class in Birmingham. Sakshi acquired the higher of Etane Ngolle of Cameroon within the 62 kg Ladies’s freestyle wrestling. The 2016 Rio Olympic bronze medallist defeated her opponents with a 10-0 technical knockout.

In her semi-final bout earlier, Sakshi defeated Kelsey Barnes of England by 10-0 through technical skill-wise within the Ladies’s Freestyle 62 kg to enter the semi-finals.

The day additionally had an embarrassing incident for the organisers, the wrestling bouts needed to be stopped and spectators have been requested to vacate the corridor after audio gear fell from the ceiling, minutes after the primary session started. Followers and officers have been requested to go away the world for a ‘well being and security verify’ as chaos reigned supreme on the opening day of the wrestling competitors. The morning session was halted for greater than two hours.

(With inputs from Businesses)

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