CWG 2022: Vinesh Phogat wins gold medal after beating Sri Lanka’s Chamodya Keshani

Vinesh Phogat

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 has now won nine medals in wrestling – five gold, one silver and three bronze. India equalled its gold medal tally in wrestling from the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

India’s overall medal touched 33 after Vinesh’s win. India has won 11 gold, 11 silver and 11 bronze.

Gold Medal Winners For India…

Mirabai Chanu in Weightlifting (Women’s 46kg category)
Jeremy Lalrinnunga in Weightlifting (Men’s 67kg category)
Achinta Sheuli in Weightlifting (Men’s 73kg category)
Bajrang Punia in Wrestling (Men’s 65kg category)
Deepak Punia in Wrestling (Men’s 86kg category)
Sakshi Malik in Wrestling (Women’s 63kg category)
Lawn Bowl women’s team
Men’s Table Tennis team
Sudhir in para Powerlifting
Ravi Dahiya in Wrestling (Men’s 57kg category)
Vinesh Phogat in Wrestling (Womens’s 53kg category)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s