Sakshi Malik Wins Gold in CWG 2022: India’s Sakshi Malik created history in the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Sakshi won the gold medal by defeating Anna Godinez Gonzalez of Canada in the freestyle 62kg category. Sakshi got four points by first hitting the opposition player. After that recorded a historic victory with pinball. This is the first gold of Sakshi Malik. Sakshi had earlier won silver (2014) and bronze medal (2018) in Commonwealth Games.
Bajrang Punia also won gold
Earlier, Bajrang Punia of India did wonders. Bajrang Punia won the gold medal by defeating a Canadian wrestler in the 65 kg weight category. India’s veteran wrestler Bajrang Punia won the second consecutive gold medal in the Commonwealth Games. He won gold in the freestyle 65kg category by defeating Lachlan McNeill of Canada 9-2. This is India’s first and overall sixth gold medal in wrestling in Birmingham.
Bajrang had earlier also won a gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Whereas 2014 Commonwealth Games In this, he won the silver medal in his name. This is India’s second medal in wrestling this time. Before Bajrang, Anshu Malik had managed to win a silver medal.
Anshu Malik won silver
Earlier, India’s Anshu Malik won the silver medal in the 57 kg weight category. However, she missed out on winning the gold medal in the final match. Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuroye won the gold medal in this event.
Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye scored four points in the first round of the final. After this, Anshu made a strong comeback in the second round and got four points, but Odunayo Adekuoroye of Nigeria also got two points in the second round. In such a situation, Anshu could not win the gold medal and Anshu Malik had to be content with the silver medal.