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Vinesh Phogat completed his hat-trick of Commonwealth Games gold medals with victory in Birmingham. MPNRC News

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India’s wrestler Vinesh Phogat completed a hat-trick of gold medals at the Commonwealth Games as she edged out Chammodya Keshani Maduravalej Don in the Nordic system bout to top the podium in Birmingham.

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Vinesh, who entered the Games with a huge reputation, did not disappoint anyone with his performance and made a strong comeback after missing out on a medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

She beat Maduravalej Don to win her third gold in CWG.

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The 27-year-old star wrestler had earlier won gold in the 48kg category at the 2014 Glasgow Games and the yellow metal in the 50kg category at the 2018 Gold Coast Games. She increased the weight category by 3 kg in this edition but that did not stop her from completing the hat-trick.

She competed in the same event at the 2021 Asian Championships and topped the list with a gold medal.

Meanwhile, the 27-year-old from Haryana’s Bhiwani district kicked off her campaign with an emphatic win over Canada’s Samantha Steward in Birmingham. Phogat won the bout via fall in just 36 seconds.

In her second bout, she faced a tough challenge against Nigeria’s Mercy Bolafunoluwa Adekuoroye but managed to win 6-0.

She was the only wrestler in her category to win all her bouts to win the gold medal in the Nordic System round held at less than . 6 Wrestlers in the 53-kg category, and each wrestler faces each other to fight for the gold medal.

After weightlifting, wrestling is another sport where India has demonstrated its dominance in ongoing sports. Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and Deepak Punia won gold medals on Friday. Anshu Malik lost in the final and won the silver medal. While Divya Kakaran and Mohit Gehlot dominated their bronze medal bout to clinch a medal in the CWG.

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