Last update: 05 Aug 2022, 22:56 IST
Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik won the women’s freestyle 62Kg title at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games on Friday. She defeated Canada’s Ana Godinez Gonzalez in the final.
The 29-year-old defeated England’s Kelsey Barnes 10-0 by technical superiority in the quarter-finals, followed by a 10-0 technical victory over Cameroon’s Berthe Emilion Etta Ngole in the semi-finals.
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Earlier on Friday, wrestling matches at the Victoria Park Arena in Coventry were halted due to security concerns. The Birmingham Commonwealth Games organizing committee has temporarily suspended the wrestling events to conduct some safety and security drills, an official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
The multi-time Asian Championship winner from Rohtak, Haryana added all her valuable experience to bag her third Commonwealth medal.
The veteran wrestler’s success helped change India’s old conservative approach to women in sports as she looked to improve on her previous CWG performances in 2014 and 2018 where she won silver and bronze medals respectively.
The Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medalist won a medal of the same color at the Tunis ranking event this year. She also participated in Yeur Dogu competition.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVfUARn8SfY” width=”320″ height=”472″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”></iframe> <p>Sakshi also has three bronze medals. At the Asian Championships, in 2015, 2018 and 2019, and won the silver medal in the 2017 edition at home in New Delhi.</p> <p>She is also a two-time Commonwealth Championship medalist, bronze and gold in 2013. 2017.</p> <p>India has 12 wrestlers in the field in the CWG and the sport has historically been a major source of medals for the country.</p> <p>Read onbreaking news And Headlines here