Vinesh Phogat claims wrestling gold at Commonwealth Games 2022

Vinesh won all three bouts in the 53 kg weight category beating Sri Lanka’s Maduravalage, Nigeria’s Adekuoroye and Canada’s Stewart.

Vinesh Phogat won the gold medal in the women’s freestyle 53 kg category which followed a Nordic system.

Vinesh Phogat won the gold medal in the women’s freestyle 53 kg category which followed a Nordic system. | Photo Credit: AP

Vinesh won all three bouts in the 53 kg weight category beating Sri Lanka’s Maduravalage, Nigeria’s Adekuoroye and Canada’s Stewart.

Vinesh Phogat won her last group bout against Sri Lanka’s Chamodya Keshani Maduravalage Don on Saturday to secure a gold medal in the women’s 53 kg category at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

Vinesh Phogat ended the bout in little over two minutes and won by fall.

Vinesh won all three bouts in the 53 kg weight category which followed a Nordic system at the Birmingham Games. She beat Sri Lanka’s Maduravalage, Nigeria’s Adekuoroye and Canada’s Stewart.

This was Phogat’s third successive gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, although the medals have come in different weight category.

This was India’s second gold medal from wrestling today with Ravi Kumar Dahiya winning the 57 kg category earlier.

India win two more bronze

India’s Deepak Nehra and Pooja Sihag won bronze medals in the men’s 97kg and women’s 76 kg categories, respectively, on Saturday.

India ended its wrestling campaign at the Commonwealth Games 2022 with 12 medals - six gold, one silver and five bronze.

India’s overall medal touched 40 with 13 gold, 11 silver and 13 bronze.

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