Sakshi Malik created history in Commonwealth Games. He has won the gold medal for the first time. Sakshi defeated Anna Godinez Gonzalez of Canada in the freestyle 62kg category. Sakshi got four points by first hitting the opposition player. He then won with pinball. Sakshi had earlier won silver (2014) and bronze medal (2018) in Commonwealth Games.
Bajrang showed power, won gold
India’s veteran wrestler Bajrang Punia has won the second consecutive gold medal in the Commonwealth Games. He defeated Lachlan McNeill of Canada 9-2 in the freestyle 65kg category. This was India’s first and overall sixth gold medal in wrestling in Birmingham. Bajrang had earlier also won gold in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. At the same time, in 2014, he won the silver medal. This is India’s second medal in wrestling this time. Before Bajrang, Anshu Malik had managed to win a silver medal.