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Ravi Kumar Dahiya And Vinesh Phogat Make It 5 Wrestling Golds For India At CWG 2022

Wrestler Ravi Dahiya received the gold medal in males’s 57kg ultimate in CWG 2022© AFP

Wrestler Ravi Dahiya received his first main gold medal as he beat Nigeria’s Ebikewenimo Welson within the ultimate of the lads’s 57kg ultimate by technical superiority on the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. This is India’s 4th gold in wrestling after the three from Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and Deepak Punia on Friday.

His gold was adopted by that of Vinesh Phogat who received all three of her matches within the girls’s 54kg class, to clinch the yellow steel. The winner within the class was determined by the Nordic system, whereby all rivals play in opposition to one another in a spherical robin system, with the wrestler with most wins getting the gold. Vinesh received all three of her matches with relative ease.

This was Vinesh’s third gold medal within the Commonwealth Games. She additionally has a World Championships bronze and a gold and bronze on the Asian Games. This is an enormous comeback for Vinesh who suffered a serious meltdown on the Tokyo Olympics the place she was one of many prime contenders for the gold medal.

Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Ravi Kaumar Dahiya was too good for his discipline. He received each his bouts — in opposition to Suraj Singh of New Zealand and Pakistan’s Asad Ali — by technical superiority and did the identical within the ultimate as nicely.

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Ravi is a World Championships bronze medallist from 2019. He has additionally received three gold medals at Asian Championships.

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