New Delhi: In the Commonwealth Games, India Wrestlers have stunned the world with their bets. On the eighth day of the Games, on August 5 (Friday), India won six medals, which came in wrestling. Wrestlers Bajrang Poonia, Deepak Poonia and Sakshi Malik won gold. Anshu Malik won silver. At the same time, Divya Kakran and Mohit Grewal won bronze. So far, Indian athletes have bagged 26 medals. These include 9 gold, 8 silver and 9 bronze medals.
Bajrang’s Baazi won gold
Bajrang Punia won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games for the third time in a row. He defeated Lachlan McNeill of Canada 9-2 in the freestyle 65kg category. In the first half itself, Bajrang showed an aggressive game and took a four-point lead. In the second half, McLean took 2 points but Bajrang did not give him any chance.
Anshu Malik won silver
Indian wrestler Anshu Malik had to be content with a silver medal in the freestyle 57kg category. She defeated Nigeria’s Odanayo Folasado 3-7 in the final. This was Odunayo’s third consecutive gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. Anshu looked quite disappointed after the defeat.
Sakshi created history
Sakshi Malik created history in Commonwealth Games. He has won the gold medal for the first time. Sakshi defeated Anna Godinez Gonzalez of Canada in the freestyle 62kg category. Sakshi got four points by first hitting the opposition player. He then won with pinball. Sakshi had earlier won silver (2014) and bronze medal (2018) in Commonwealth Games.
Deepak Poonia slams Pakistani wrestler
Deepak Poonia won the gold medal for India by defeating Pakistani wrestler Mohammad Inam Butt 3-0 in the final of the 86kg category. Poonia gave a tremendous performance against Inam. This is Deepak Poonia’s first medal in the Commonwealth Games.
Divya- Mohit also gave medals
Divya Kakran will also not return empty handed from Birmingham. She won the bronze medal by defeating Lily Cocker of Tonga 2-0 in the freestyle 68kg category. He won this match in just 30 seconds. Divya also won a bronze medal in the Asian Games (2018). At the same time, in the men’s 125 kg weight category, Mohit Grewal defeated Johnson of Jamaica to win the bronze medal.