CWG 2018: Wrestler Bajrang Punia Wins Gold Medal In Men's 65kg Category


Anish Bhanwala, centre, on Friday created history by becoming India's youngest ever gold medal victor in the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Australia. The 24-year-old demolished his opponent from Wales, Kane Charig to claim Men's Freestyle 65 kg gold medal. With 16 Gold and 34 overall medal, India's now placed third in the medal tally after Australia and England. Wrestlers Sushil Kumar and Rahul Aware won gold in the men's freestyle 74 kg and 57 kg, receptively.

Agboegbulem has now won a bronze medal for reaching the semi-final stage. Kakran had earlier lost in the semis to Nigeria's Blessing Oborududu. "I am the youngest athlete from India to win Commonwealth gold at 15". He is also a World Championship medalist from 2013, when he picked up bronze in the 60kg category in Budapest.

Day 9 was capped off by another silver by the women's doubles Table Tennis team, who were beaten 3-0 in the final by Singapore.

Bajrang was dominant throughout the course of the day, making his way to the top of the podium with four straight wins - all of which came via technical superiority.

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Team-mate Neeraj Kumar, the overnight leader, was second with just a point behind after he had another great round - 98, 98, 92 in the series shot over 8, 6 and 4 seconds.

Back in 2014, Dhanda was amongst the most promising wrestlers in the country.

"I have a good team behind me and now I'm preparing to take the gold", said the Games debutant, who will square off Northern Ireland's Brendan Irvine in the summit clash.

Pakistan won only one out of their five games in the Commonwealth Games 2018 hockey event.

Yesterday, Johnston and Doig missed out on the chance to make the final as they lost by the same scoreline to South Africa.