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CWG 2022: Vinesh Phogat, Ravi Dahiya, Naveen grab gold; Indian wrestlers sign off with 12 medals | Commonwealth Games 2022 News

BIRMINGHAM: Putting apart the psychological and bodily struggles that pegged her again, an intimidating Vinesh Phogat pounced on her rivals to finish a hat-trick of CWG gold medals whereas Ravi Dahiya too went unchallenged as Indian wrestlers wrapped up their marketing campaign with a wealthy haul of 12 medals Saturday.
Vinesh grew to become the primary Indian lady wrestler to win three consecutive Commonwealth Games gold medals and the nation, just like the final version, succeeded in successful medals in all 12 classes.
Overall, India have received six gold, one silver and 5 bronze medals.
In what was anticipated to be a troublesome opener towards world championship bronze medallist Samantha Leigh Stewart, Vinesh lowered it to a no-contest and completed it in mere 36 seconds.
Vinesh had the Canadian in a head lock from the place she pushed her on the mat and very quickly pinned her rival.

Even earlier than individuals might heat as much as the competition, it was throughout.
Next up for the 27-year-old Vinesh was Nigeria’s Mercy Bolafunoluwa Adekuoroye, who tried to withstand a bit however quickly the Indian had her in an iron grip. Vinesh saved her in that place for greater than a minute in a powerful present of energy, successful 6-0.
With solely 4 wrestlers within the ladies’s 53kg draw, Vinesh now wanted to beat Sri Lanka’s Chamodya Keshani Maduravlage Don and he or she did it in model, successful ‘by fall’ to clinch her third successive gold.
Vinesh has been struggling for kind and health ever since her defeat on the Tokyo Games, the place she made a shock first-round exit after coming into the sector as a powerful contender for the gold medal.

Tokyo Games silver medallist Ravi was additionally too good for the 57kg subject. He received each his bouts — towards Suraj Singh of New Zealand and Pakistan’s Asad Ali — by technical superiority en path to the ultimate.
In the ultimate, Nigeria’s Ebikewenimo Welson confirmed an intent to battle however the stage at which Ravi wrestles, it was a troublesome job.
Ravi foiled a proper leg assault and on the subsequent strive of the Nigerian, he scored on counter-attack, effecting a take-down transfer with ease.

Soon he had trapped Welson in leg-lace and rolled him thrice for a 8-0 lead. Ravi accomplished the formality with one other take-down.
Naveen (74kg) started with TSU wins over Nigeria’s Ogbonna Emmanuel John, Singapore’s Hong Yeow Lou and England’s Charlie James Bowling.
In the ultimate bout towards Pakistan’s Tahir Muhammad Sharif, the 19-year-old Naveen received 9-0. It is India’s first main title on this class since Sushil Kumar’s title triumph in 2018 Gold Coast Games.

In the ladies’s 50kg, Pooja Gehlot made a assured begin with a TSU win over Scotland’s Christelle Lemofack Letchidjio after which bought 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.

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 fee.