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Arunima Maharshi

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More Medals In India’s Wrestling Account: Vinesh Phogat Wins Gold While Sakshi Clinches Bronze

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  •  April 14, 2018

Medals have been flowing in for India at the XXI Commonwealth Games, and after having a successful day yesterday with a gold, two silver and a bronze, Indian wrestlers got back in action on the penultimate day and added to the count by contributing another two gold, and two bronze.

Vinesh Phogat beat Canada’s Jessica Macdonald 13-3 in her last bout to win gold in women’s freestyle 50 kg, in which the bouts were held in Nordic System i.e. round-robin format. On the other hand, Sakshi Malik, the Rio Olympic bronze medallist, lost to Aminat Adeniyi of Nigeria 3-6 in a nervous first round, which though ended her golden dreams but she rose back to win bronze in the women’s 62 kg freestyle class, by beating Tayla Ford of New Zealand from 6-5.

Vinesh Phogat And Sakshi Malik

Amongst men, Sumit Malik won gold defeating his opponent Nigeria’s Sinivie Boltic in the 125 kg freestyle category, and Somveer bagged a bronze in the 86 kg category.

Another one day to go, fingers crossed!

H/T: Hindustan Times 

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