Commonwealth Games 2018: Vinesh Phogat wins Gold in Women's 50kg freestyle category


It is a historical day for India at the 21st Commonwealth Games as Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat won gold in the 50 kilogram women's freestyle nordic event in Australia's Gold Coast on April 14.

Among the women, Vinesh won gold in the 50kg competition as she ended at the top of the standings at the end of the Nordic format.

In men's freestyle 125 kg, Sumit Malik was lucky as two of his four opponents were injured during the bouts so much so that he did have the reserve energy through the a tight schedule.

Earlier, Sumit made an incredible comeback to win this bout against Korey Jarvis of Canada.

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Sumit, on the other hand, competed in thee bouts but didnt have to fight it out in the gold medal bout after his Nigerian rival Sinivie Boltic pulled out of the bout citing an injury sustained earlier in the day. Mbianga had picked up the injury during his previous bout against Jarvis.

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In the men's competition, Solanki provided the golden touch, pulling it off 4-1 over Northern Ireland's Brendan Irvine.

Sumit then thrashed Raza 10-4 to keep himself on track for the gold medal.

She had another easy outing against Jessica, taking a 13-3 lead in the second period which gave her a victory by technical superiority and the gold.

The Indian hockey teams, men's and women's, had an ordinary show in their bronze medal matches against England.

Although, Olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik faced a defeat against Aminat Adeniyi of Nigeria 3-6 in 62kg freestyle wrestling.

But she gathered herself after the setback to defeat New Zealands Tayla Ford 6-5 in a close bout to avoid going without a medal.