Apr 13, 11 months ago

CWG 2018: Bajrang Punia grabs Gold; Pooja & Mausam settles for silver

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Indian wrestlers continue to dominate the mat by winning four more medals on the second last day of Commonwealth Games 2018, Australia. 

Bajrang Punia won the gold medal in men’s freestyle 65 kg wrestling final, 3rd overall gold of the day. Pooja Dhanda and Mausam Khatri settled for silver medals while Divya Karan won her bronze medal match.

The 24-year old Bajrang Punia beat Kane Charig of Wales by technical superiority (10-0), he barely had some competition from his opponent and cruised to an easy win, securing five technical points to end the match early.

The Asian Champion won 17th Gold medal overall for India.

However, there was a heartbreak for Pooja Dhanda, who lose her match in a thrilling final by 5-7 to Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye.

Pooja Dhanda CWG

Odunayo, who is a World Championship medalist, get off to a brilliant start by getting a lead of 6-1 in quick time, however the Indian wrestler made a comeback in dying minutes of the match to secure four points but ended up on a losing side by 5-7.

Mausam khatri, participating in men’s 97 kg freestyle final lost his bout to African Champion Martin Erasmus in a one-sided affair by technical superiority (2-12) to settle for silver medal.

Another Indian wrestler, Divya Kakran added a bronze medal to India’s kitty after getting the better of Sherin Sultana from Bangladesh by technical fall in women’s freestyle 68 kg event. Earlier, she lost her semis to Nigeria’s Blessing Oborududu in a match that proved to be a one-sided affair.

India has won eight medals so far in wrestling in this year’s edition of the Commonwealth Games.

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With these four medals today, India’s tally moves up to 39 medals (17 Gold, 10 Silver, 12 Bronze), securing the 3rd place behind Australia and England in the overall medal tally.


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