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6 Gold medals, perfect 12: Ravi Dahiya, Sakshi Malik lead India’s stellar wrestling show at CWG 2022 

India accomplished.a Perfect 12 in wrestling as the favored sport continued to be massive contributor to the nation’s medal tally at the (*6*) Games. India completed their 2-day wrestling marketing campaign in Birmingham with as many as 6 Gold medals because the Indian wrestlers flaunted their ability, energy and tactical nuance on the mats, cheered on by a robust Indian crowd.

CWG 2022, Medal Table

Notably, all 12 Indian wrestlers received medals in (*6*) Games 2018 in Gold Coast and the wrestling workforce has been capable of repeat the feat. It stays to be seen if wrestling shall be a part of the 2026 (*6*) Games because the host nation Victoria had excluded Shooting and Wrestling.

In Birmingham, acquainted names continued their dominant run, children shot to the limelight, and previous guards efficiently sought redemption.


Vinesh Phogat – Gold – Women’s 53kg freestyle

Sakshi Malik – Gold – Women’s 57kg

Bajrang Punia – Gold – Men’s 65kg

Deepak Punia – Gold – Men’s 86kg

Naveen – Gold – Men’s 74kg

Ravi Dahiya – Gold – Men’s 57kg

Anshu Malik – Silver – Women’s 57kg

Mohit Grewal – Bronze Men’s 125kg

Deepak Nehra – Bronze – Men’s 97kg

Pooja Gehlot – Bronze – Womens’ 50kg

Divya Kakran – Bronze – Women’s 68kg

Pooja Sihag – Bronze – Women’s 76kg

On Friday, Indian wrestlers received as many as 6 medals with Sakshi Malik scripting an outstanding comeback after she was written off following her failure to qualify for Tokyo Olympics. Sakshi couldn’t management her feelings as she stood on the rostrum with tears rolling down her cheeks when the Indian nationwide anthem was performed in Birmingham.

Bajrang Punia dominated his bouts and cruised to his second successive (*6*) Games gold medal whereas younger Deepak Punia dethroned 2-time gold medalist from Pakistan, Muhammad Inam, to win Gold.

Young Anshu Malik misplaced her ultimate however completed with a silver in her maiden (*6*) Games look.


On Saturday, there was one other redemption story, this time from Vinesh Phogat because the 27-year-old overcame the lows of Tokyo Olympics and her battle with psychological well being to change into the primary Indian girl to win 3 successive Gold medals at the (*6*) Games.

Ravi Kumar Dahiya wanted rather less than 7 minutes to win his maiden (*6*) Games gold medal because the Tokyo Olympics silver medalist was at his dominant finest within the males’s 57kg class.

On the opposite hand, 19-year-old Naveen received Gold, beating Pakistan’s Mohammed Sharif within the ultimate.


In the ladies’s 50kg, Pooja Gehlot made a assured begin with a TSU win over Scotland’s Christelle Lemofack Letchidjio after which received a walkover from Cameron’s Rebecca Ndolo Muambo to make the semifinal stage with ease.

However, she misplaced the last-four conflict 6-9 to Canada’s Madison Bianca Parks.

Later she received the bronze play-off in opposition to the Scottish participant 12-2. Since solely six wrestlers featured on this class, it was competed in Nordic fashion the place all wrestlers, divided into two teams, competed as soon as in opposition to one another.

Pooja Sihag (76kg) additionally grabbed a bronze by beating Australia’s Naomi de Bruine by technical superiority.

In the final Indian bout within the competitors, Deepak Nehra (97kg) outplayed Pakistan’s Tayab Raza 10-2 within the bronze play-off because the nation signed off from the wrestling competitors with a excessive success price.

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