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CWG 2018: Vinesh Phogat, Sumit Malik bags Gold, Sakshi Malik wins Bronze

CWG 2018: Vinesh Phogat, Sumit Malik bags Gold, Sakshi Malik wins Bronze
Written by Abhishek Lohia

After the end of 9 days of Commonwealth Games 2018, Indian wrestlers started pretty well on Day 10 of Commonwealth Games 2018. Wrestler Sumit Malik wins Gold Medal in 125kg Freestyle wrestling and seized 20th Gold medal for India, Women Wrestler Vinesh Phogat won his second consecutive gold medal in 50 kg freestyle wrestling while 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Sakshi Malik won the Bronze medal in the 62-kg Nordic event. Indian wrestler Sumit Malik won gold in men’s 125kg freestyle category in Commonwealth Games because his opponents of Nigeria could not compete in the match due to a bovine bolt injury. Sumit had defeated Taib Raza of Pakistan 10-4 in the semis. Sumit had made an early lead, but Raja returned to the gap by 2-3. In this way, the number of India’s total gold medal has gone up to 21.

With this win, Vinesh has achieved a record of becoming the first Indian woman to win two wrestling gold medals at the CWG Games. She had also won gold in the 48 kg category in Glasgow four years ago. Vinesh won the bout by technical superiority, winning 13 points in comparison to the three points won by MacDonald. Vinesh defeated Australia’s Rupinder Kaur and Nigeria’s Miesinnei Genesis to stay unbeaten in her weight division. The 32-year-old MacDonald, a highly decorated wrestler, who won the World Championships in 2012 and also won a bronze medal in the CWG in New Delhi in 2010.

Sakshi Malik added a Commonwealth Games bronze as she won at the Rio Olympics after defeating New Zealand’s Tayla Ford in the women’s 62kg category at the Commonwealth Games. Malik outscored her opponent by one point, winning the match six points to five.

Earlier, on the 10th day of Commonwealth games, India got three more gold medals. First of all, Mary Com gave the country gold in boxing. After that, Sanjeev Rajput gave gold in boxing and Gaurav Solanki in boxing. Women Wrestler Vinesh Phogat beat Canada’s Jessica Macdonald with a score of 13-3 in the end.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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