CWG 2022: Bajrang Punia, Deepak Punia, Sakshi Malik win gold; Anshu Malik brings house silver

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2022-08-05 23:45:08

Sakshi Malik after her victory on Day 8 of CWG.
Picture Supply : PTI Sakshi Malik after her victory on Day 8 of CWG.

Indian wrestlers placed on a completely terrific present to outclass, outwrestle and outpower their opponents on Day 8 of the Commonwealth Video games as Anshu Malik received Silver and Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, and Deepak Punia introduced house gold medals. 

Bajrang Punia secured his second consecutive gold medal on the occasion after defeating Lachlan McNeil of Canada within the remaining of the boys’s freestyle 65 kg class.

Anshu Malik, showing in her first CWG occasion, misplaced the ultimate to Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye of Nigeria within the ladies’s freestyle 57 kg occasion. 

Sakshi Malik got here in subsequent and went up towards Canada’s Godinez Gonzalez. She was 4 factors down, however took an aggressive route pinned her Canadian counterpart on the mat, received by fall, and secured one other gold for India. 

Deepak Punia got here in final, took on Pakistan’s Inam and defeated him 3-0 in a dominant vogue to win one other gold for India. Divya Kakran too received Bronze in direction of the top of the occasion as she defeated Cocker Lemalie of Tonga by pinfall.

Street to Finals

Bajrang’s dominance was for everybody to see as he didn’t concede a single level en route the ultimate.

The 28-year-old defending champion beat Naurau’s Lowe Bingham and Mauritius’ Jean Guyliane Joris Bandou ‘by fall’ earlier than profitable by technical superiority towards England’s Geroge Ramm.

Bajrang has been struggling to play freely since final yr, and his over-defensive ways put a query mark over his capacity to increase his dominance within the worldwide area however on Friday he made his strikes with out inhibition.

Anshu Malik, who has taken fast strides in her profession, reached the ladies’s 57kg remaining with comparable dominance. The 20-year-old received by technical superiority towards Australia’s Irene Symeonidis and Sri Lanka’s Nethmi Ahinsa Fernando Poruthotage.

It didn’t take Anshu a lot time to measure her opponents. Her trademark aggression and high quality was too sizzling to deal with for any of her rivals. For Sakshi Malik, who has been battling for relevance for an extended, it was a really perfect alternative to get some confidence again, and she or he used it to an optimum degree within the 62kg contest.

She started by pinning house workforce wrestler Kelsey Barnes and adopted that with a technical superiority win towards Cameroon’s Berthe Emilienne. She has bronze and silver in her CWG assortment. Additionally making the gold medal spherical was Deepak Punia (86kg), who didn’t look his dominant and fast self however nonetheless received his bouts with out giving some extent to his rivals.

The wrestler from Chhara village started with a technical superiority win over Matthew Clay Oxenham from New Zealand and beat Canada’s Alexander Moore 3-1, organising the gold medal bout towards Pakistan’s Muhammad Inam.

All in all, it was a terrific day for the Indian wrestlers and one which spoke of absolute dominance. 

(Inputs PTI)

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