Bajrang Punia, Deepak Punia and Sakshi Malik clinch Gold medals
Tags: Sports News
In the Commonwealth Games, Bajrang Punia, Deepak Punia and Sakshi Malik clinched gold medals for India on 6 August.
In men's freestyle wrestling, Bajrang Punia won the gold medal by defeating Lachlan McNeil of Canada 9-2 in the 65kg category, while Deepak Punia won the gold medal in the 86kg category by defeating Pakistan's Muhammad Inam 3-0.
Mohit Grewal won the bronze medal by defeating Jameson Aaron Johnson in the 125kg category.
In women's freestyle wrestling, Sakshi Malik won the gold medal by defeating Godinez Gonzalez of Canada in the 62kg category, while Anshu Malik won the silver medal in the 57kg category after losing 3-7 to Folasade Adekuroye of Nigeria.
Divya Kakran won the bronze medal by defeating Tiger Lily Cocker Lemali of Tonga in the 68kg category.
In athletics, India has set a new Asian record in the men's 4X400m relay. He has qualified for the finals.
India’s famous wrestlers
KD Jadhav - Maharashtra's wrestler Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav became India’s first individual Olympic medallist at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics.
Udey Chand - In 1961 he became the first Indian wrestler to win a world championship medal - bronze in the 67kg category.
Alka Tomar - She laid the foundation for women’s wrestling in India. She won the gold medal at the Commonwealth championships in 2005.
Sushil Kumar - He won bronze in 66kg freestyle at Beijing Olympics 2008. He won the world championships gold medal in 2010.
Yogeshwar Dutt - He is a two-time Commonwealth Games champion and won Asian Games gold in 2014 in the 65kg category.
Sakshi Malik - She won gold at the Commonwealth championships in 2017 and a bronze at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Please Rate this article, so that we can improve the quality for you -