New Delhi, April 15: Indian wrestling athletes made a sweep clean of the medals at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2018 held in Gold Coast. The game came to an end with India winning 66 medals – 26 gold, 20 silver, and 20 bronze. And the 12-member wrestling contingent won 12 medals, making Indians proud of its very own sport.
India won five gold, three silver and four bronze medals with Vinesh Phogat (50kg) and Sumit (125kg) winning gold and Olympic bronze-medallist Sakshi Malik (62kg) bagging a third-place finish. Wrestler Sakshi Malik earned bronze in 62 kg Freestyle wrestling category while Sumit clinched the 22nd gold for India in the 125 kg freestyle wrestling category at the Commonwealth Games 2018. Pooja Dhanda won silver after losing to Odunayo Adekuoroye in the summit clash of the 57kg freestyle wrestling. Star Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia outclassed Kane Charig from Wales by technical superiority 10-0 to earn a Gold medal in the 65 kg freestyle wrestling category.
This is India’s second most successful Games overseas with 200 plus athletes winning 66 medals. India almost dominated the game and making it chances better for the upcoming marquee tournament.
Check the names of wrestlers who took India to another stage:
Rahul Aware won gold in 57 KG category
Bajrang Punia won gold in 65 KG category
Sushil Kumar won gold in 74 KG category
Sumit Malik won gold in 125 KG category
Vinesh Phogat won silver in Women’s 50 KG category
Mausam Khatri won silver in Men’s 97 KG freestyle wrestling
Pooja Dhanda won silver in women’s 57kg freestyle
Babita Kumari won silver in Women’s 53 kg freestyle
Somveer won bronze in Men’s 83 KG category
Sakshi Malik won bronze in Women’s 62 KG category
Divya Kakran won bronze Women’s 68 KG freestyle
Kiran Bishnoi won bronze in Women’s 76 KG