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Pooja Sihag of India Wins Bronze at the 2022 Commonwealth Games

Last Updated: August 07, 2022, 00:46 IST

India’s Pooja Sihag settled for the bronze medal in the ladies’s 76 kg wrestling competitors at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, right here on Saturday.The 25-year-old from Haryana, a former Asian bronze medallist, beat Australia’s Naomi de Bruine in the bronze medal match to make the podium at Birmingham 2022.

Pooja gained her opening bout at the Coventry Stadium and Arena, beating New Zealand’s Michelle Montague by a 5-3 margin in the quarter-finals however Canada’s Justina Di Stasio, a 2017 world champion, proved too robust a hurdle for the Indian in the semis.Despite shedding the match 0-6, Pooja Sihag made the bronze medal match in opposition to Australia’s Naomi de Bruine.

In the medal bout, Pooja Sihag managed an early two-point takedown and took management of the Aussie on the mat. The Indian wrestler was ready to pin her opponent however Bruine did nicely to keep away from the instantaneous defeat. Pooja, although, picked up six factors from the transfer and prolonged her result in eight simply earlier than the break.

Pooja stayed defensive after the restart and regarded for errors on Bruine’s half. It lastly got here and the Indian completed off the match with a two-point takedown to win the match by technical superiority.

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