Sakshi Malik wins gold in 62kg wrestling at Commonwealth Games

Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik beat Canada’s Ana Godinez Gonzalez by fall to win gold in Women’s Freestyle 62 kg at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games on Friday.

India’s Sakshi Malik won the country’s third medal in wrestling at CWG 2022.

India’s Sakshi Malik won the country’s third medal in wrestling at CWG 2022. | Photo Credit: AP

Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik beat Canada’s Ana Godinez Gonzalez by fall to win gold in Women’s Freestyle 62 kg at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games on Friday.

Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik beat Canada’s Ana Godinez Gonzalez by fall to win gold in Women’s Freestyle 62 kg at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games on Friday.

This is India’s third wrestling medal, and second gold, at this CWG after Bajrang Punia and Anshu Malik bagged gold and silver, respectively.

Sakshi beat Berthe Etane Ngolle in 62 seconds to reach the summit match.

Earlier, she had trumped Kesley Barnes of England by technical superiority in a minute and nine seconds to reach the semis.

This is Sakshi’s third medal at the Commonwealth Games - she had won silver in 2014 (58kg) and bronze at the 2018 (62kg) Games.

Sakshi is also the first Indian female wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics, bagging bronze in 2016.

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