CWG 2022 Latest Updates: Wrestler Bajrang Punia on Friday gave a sensational performance at the CWG 2022 as he won the gold medal after beating Canada’s Lachlan McNeil 9-2. It was a in fact a dominant show from the ace Indian wrestler as he didn’t give much chance to the Canadian to bounce back. Notably, he won the gold in Men’s Freestyle 65kg Wrestling Final. The 28-year-old earned the victory by a margin of 9-2 against Lachlan McNeil and took India’s medal tally at CWG 2022 to 22.Also Read - PM Modi Felicitates India's Commonwealth Games Contingent

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“I always try to give my best. I want to thank people for their support. Next, I will try to win a gold medal for the country in the 2024 Olympics,” Bajrang Punia told ANI. Also Read - EXCLUSIVE | 'Birmingham Show Was Not His Best' - CWG Gold Medallist Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga's Coach

Punia was extremely dominant in the first period and did not let his opponent score. He finished with a 4-0 lead over McNeil at the end of the first period.

But McNeil made a comeback with a strong effort and he cut down the deficit by two points to make it 2-4. Punia took the lead once again after scoring two more points. The Indian did not look back from there and won the match 9-2.

Punia reached the final after defeating George Ramm of England in the semi-final. He defeated his English opponent 10-0.

He had reached the semi-final of the men’s freestyle 65 kg category after defeating Jean Guyliane Joris Bandou of Mauritius in the quarter-final.

Bajrang was at his very best in the match as he gained a 6-0 win by fall. The match lasted for just one minute.