Bajrang won the gold medal
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia won India’s first gold medal in wrestling. Bajrang scored a 9-2 victory in the final and won the gold medal for the country. This is India’s first gold medal in wrestling in this tournament. Tokyo Olympics medalist Bajrang did not face stiff competition in the 65kg freestyle category and easily won the gold for the country. In the final, Bajrang was challenged by Canada’s Lachlan McNeil. Bajrang won the match 9-2 and won the gold medal. This is his second gold at the Commonwealth Games and third overall. In 2018 also he won gold medal in 65 kg category. In 2014, he won a silver medal in the 61 kg category. He also has two gold medals at the Commonwealth Championships. This is India’s seventh gold and 22nd medal overall in this Commonwealth Games. In wrestling, Anshu Malik won the silver medal before Bajrang.
Sakshi Malik wins gold
Indian women’s wrestler Sakshi Malik won India’s second gold medal today. Earlier India’s Bajrang Punia won the gold medal. After that now Sakshi has given India golden success. India’s star female wrestler Sakshi Malik created history at Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022. She won gold in women’s 62 kg freestyle wrestling. The Indian wrestler defeated Canada’s Ana Godinez to win her first gold at the Commonwealth Games, making it India’s 8th overall gold at the Games. The Rio Olympic bronze medalist had previously won bronze medals at the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games. This time he changed the color of his medal and now has 3 medals in this Games to his name.